Marine Invertebrate Collections Assistant

The Zoology Department at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science houses over 1.2 million specimens or specimen lots in five major collections: arachnology, marine invertebrates, entomology, mammalogy and ornithology.  Our marine invertebrates collection has grown significantly in the past year and we need volunteers to assist us in rehousing and databasing new specimens.  

We are looking for individuals who are detail-oriented, accurate, and are comfortable working independently for the majority of their shift. This volunteer opportunity is available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday between the hours of 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Required Skills
Excellent computer skills, flexibility in performing tasks as needed, solid attention to details and knowledge of or interest in marine invertebrates with a focus on mollusks and shells. Helpful, but not required, experience in specimen handling, identification, and database management, knowledge of other invertebrate groups (e.g., corals, echinoderms) very helpful, solid attention to detail, flexibility in performing tasks as needed and ability to read and understand taxonomic websites and publications.


Zoology staff and knowledgeable volunteers will provide training

Scheduling Requirements
Applicants must be able to volunteer for a minimum of 20 shifts within one year. Shifts of 4 - 8 hours are available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Minimum Age Requirements
Available to individual applicants 18 years of age or older

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