JOB TITLE: Temporary Collections Assistant
Location: The City of New London/New London Public Museum is currently accepting applications for a Temporary Collections Assistant for the Museum. This temporary position is for 480 hours total at $10.50 per hour with no benefits.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Verify and Catalog Fossil Collection
Match fossil specimens with information in the museum records
Using identification guides/keys verify fossil specimens and enter information into the museum’s computer cataloging system, PastPerfect, apply number to the specimen
Digitally photograph specimen and attach image to the catalog record
Organize and Re-house specimens
Organize and store specimens and update location records in PastPerfect
Give a presentation to the Friends of the New London Public Museum and complete a written report at the end of the project.
Miscellaneous duties as directed by Museum Director
Must be currently enrolled in, or recently graduated from, a college program with an emphasis on Paleontology or related field
Knowledge and interest in fossils, special consideration for experience with invertebrate fossils
Experience using identification guides/keys to identify specimens
Ability to read and understand descriptions
Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, orally and in writing
Ability to utilize personal computer
Ability to work well with other staff members, volunteers and the general public
Ability to be a self-starter and to work with little supervision
Good organizational skills
A complete job description and ONLINE application can be found on the City of New London’s website at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/newlondonwi/default.cfm
Please include a cover letter with reasons why you want to work at the New London Public Museum and what qualifications make you a good candidate.
Cover Letters and Applications for this position will be accepted ONLINE ONLY.
Closing date for accepting online applications is 03/23/2020. Start date is negotiable.
The City of New London, WI, is an Equal Opportunity Employer, valuing diversity at all levels of its workforce.