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Employment Opportunities

Current employment openings are listed on this page when positions are available. We also offer unpaid internship opportunities, and volunteer opportunities.

We are currently hiring a part-time Georeferencing Assistant (InvertEBase, NSF Grant #EF 14-02697) and Education Assistants (part-time).


Georeferencing Assistant (InvertEBase, NSF Grant #EF 14-02697, part-time)

Summary:  Georeference freshwater & terrestrial mollusk localities in support of the InvertEBase goals

Essential Functions:

  • Find accurate latitude and longitude for collection records and localities using GeoLocate and/or BatchGeo software
  • Update Specify database records to reflect latitude, longitude and error for each locality record
  • Perform other grant-related duties as required or requested

Minimum Qualifications:

  •  College degree or actively taking college courses in pursuit of a degree
  •  Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office suites applications
  •  Interest in natural history collections conservation and research
  •  An understanding of basic geography
  •  Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as effectively and harmoniously as part of a team that includes the Mollusks Collection Manager and the Technology Specialist for the InvertEBase
  • Ability to work at a computer for extended time periods

Special Requirement:

  • Map reading proficiency


  • This is a part-time, temporary position.  The schedule is flexible, but not in less than 3 hour-

blocks, with an exact schedule determined in collaboration with the Curator of Mollusks. The

period of employment will not exceed 300 hours without prior approval from the Curator of


To Apply: Qualified candidates are invited to submit cover letters and resumes to or mail to Terri Reed, DMNH, PO Box 3937, Wilmington, DE 19807.  Salary requirements must be included. Deadline for submissions is Friday October 12, 2018. EOE

The Delaware Museum of Natural History’s Public Programming Department is currently seeking part-time Education Assistants to help lead a variety of educational, science-based programs such as: Scout & Community Overnights, day-time Scout programs, special events, interactive labs, group tours, outreaches and more.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in education, science, communications, or a natural history-related field preferred. College

      juniors and seniors working towards a BA/BS considered

  • Education experience preferred
  • Ability to take science concepts and teach them at an age-appropriate level
  • Knowledge of natural history
  • Ability to communicate with a diverse audience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, as well as effectively and harmoniously as part of a team
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • May require first aid, CPR and defibrillator training

Special Requirements:

  •  Ability and willingness to assist with the responsibility for the care of the Museum’s live animal collection
  • Priority will be given to candidates with availability to work overnights (6pm – 8am), evenings, weekends and holidays.


  • Part-time, based on the programming needs (Annual hours average 300). Includes some overnight, weekend and holiday hours


  • This position is considered entry level.  The hourly rate is $10.00/hour.

Qualified candidates are invited to email their resumes to, fax them to the attention of Terri Reed at 302-658-2610, or submit them to Delaware Museum of Natural History, ATTN: Human Resources, P.O. Box 3937, Wilmington, Delaware 19807.  EOE