Entomology Collections Assistant

Do you love bugs? The Zoology Department is looking for volunteers to provide support to the insect collections, including a vast beetle collection with a focus on learning insect preparation techniques, especially pinning. Tasks also include the identification of specimens to the species level. Cataloging and/or databasing of specimens and assisting with outreach activities.

 

Required Skills

Biology and entomology experiences helpful. Solid attention to detail. Experience handling specimens and steady hands a must! Ability to read and understand taxonomic literature and publications. Basic familiarity of field collection methods.

 

Training

Zoology staff will train

 

Schedule

Shifts available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Minimum of one four-hour shift per week required.

 

Age Requirements

Available to individual applicants 18 or older

 

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

 

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