Arachnology Collections Assistant

The Department of Zoology is looking for volunteers to work with the arachnology collection. Volunteers will provide support in the preservation of specimens, creating archival data labels, determining latitude and longitude of collecting locales, and identifying specimens to family and down to species. Applicants must have taken the Colorado Spider Survey Workshop or a Spider Biology course to be considered for the position.

Skills and Abilities

  •     Solid attention to detail
  •     Willingness to follow written instructions
  •     Basic knowledge of arachnids (spiders and their relatives)

Training
Must have completed the Colorado Spider Survey Workshop or a Spider Biology course. Extensive on-the-job training will be provided by the curator.

The next free Colorado Spider Survey (CSS) Training Workshop will be on Saturday, June 6 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. If you are interested in volunteering in the Arachnology Collection at the Museum, you must first attend this training workshop. There may (or may not) be other workshops scheduled later in the summer.
 
The workshop will be held at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. More detailed information will be mailed to registrants the week before the workshop.
 
If you are interested in registering contact paula.cushing@dmns.org. Registration is required.

Schedule
Shifts available Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Minimum Commitment
Four hours per week Monday - Friday

Age Requirement
Available to adult volunteers

To apply please complete the online Adult Volunteer Application. If you have any questions, please call 303.370.6419. 

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