Molding and Casting Vertebrate Fossil Lab Assistant

The Department of Earth Sciences oversees the production of research-quality molds and casts of vertebrate fossils. In this lab, volunteers will assist in the preparation of molds and casts created from original fossil material collected from Madagascar, Utah, and other significant paleontological sites across the Rocky Mountain Region. Additionally, volunteers can assist with the inventorying, cataloging, and accessioning of molds and casts used to create some of the exhibit materials still seen in Prehistoric Journey today. Applicants are required to complete required training and 15 hours of practicum work before being accepted as a volunteer in the Molding and Casting Lab.

Required Skills
Attention to detail, patience and fine motor skills. Excellent hand/eye coordination. Ability to follow instructions and ask for clarification or assistance when necessary.

Training
Prospective volunteers are required to attend training sessions and successfully complete 15 hours of practicum work before being accepted as a volunteer in the Molding and Casting Lab. There will be a training session in June, dates and times TBD.

Schedule
Shifts are available seven days a week, between 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Minimum Commitment
One shift of three-hours every week or every other week. Minimum of 20 shifts per year (60 hours)

Age Requirements
Available to individual applicants 16 or older.

How To Apply
To apply please fill out the appropriate online form:

Adult Application

Teen Application

If you have any questions, please call the Volunteer Services Department at 303.370.6490.

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