Collection Assistant position - Field Museum

Margaret K. Thayer mthayer at FIELDMUSEUM.ORG
Mon Jul 1 21:31:12 CDT 2002

Please excuse cross-posting.

Collection Assistant II

Full-time staff position available in the Zoology Department's Division of
Insects.  Primary responsibilities will involve collection maintenance and
improvement activities, specifically preparation, processing, sorting, and
curation of moths and butterflies and various other arthropods, including
beetles, flies, spiders and other arachnids, and millipedes.  Other
responsibilities will include databasing and other collection-based
projects as needed.

Experience with insect collection and preparation techniques (particularly
pinning and spreading of Lepidoptera) and familiarity with insect taxonomy
and nomenclature required.  Excellent manual dexterity and careful
attention to accuracy required, ability to recognize terrestrial arthropod
orders on sight desired.  Experience with computerized data entry strongly
preferred.  BS or equivalent required; MS preferred.  Salary in the mid-20s
with full benefits package available (medical, dental, life insurance, time

Review of applications will begin in late August.  Please send cover letter
(indicating position of interest) and curriculum vitae with names and
contact details of three references to:

The Field Museum
Human Resources Department
1400 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago IL 60605-2496

E-Mail: hr at
Fax: 312-665-7272

For questions about job duties, etc., contact:
Margaret K. Thayer              mthayer at
Assistant Curator, Zoology, and Head, Division of Insects
Field Museum of Natural History
1400 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago IL 60605-2496
PHONE: 312-665-7741 (direct-dial)
FAX: 312-665-7754

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