Laboratory Technician - Fossil Preparator, Short-Term Winter
2021 to Spring 2023
JOB DESCRIPTION :
- Preparation of Triceratops bones: use of hand tools (dental
picks, brushes), air abrasion unit, air scribes, glues,
consolidants, ethanol, and other solvents.
- Jacketing: use of plaster of Paris and fiberglass.
- The laboratory is a public viewing space; be prepared for some
sort of public interaction.
- Position includes record keeping of hours and work
- Maintain the research lab environment.
All work will take place in the laboratory of the Dinosaur
Discovery Museum, 5608 10th Ave., Kenosha, WI 53140.
- BSc or equivalent.
- Experience preparing dinosaur fossils, in a museum setting,
preferably from the Hell Creek Formation: mechanical preparation of
matrix from bone, consolidation, repair, use of pneumatic tools,
- Knowledge of dinosaur anatomy is beneficial.
- Able to lift 30 lbs.
APPLICATION MATERIALS :
- 28 hours / week.
- Position is grant funded and therefore limited in
Using the above online portal, interested candidates should submit
a single PDF file that includes a cover letter, CV, and the contact
information for, or letters from 3 work references.
Questions regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Thomas
Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
Founded in 1847, Carthage College combines an environment of
reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation,
so that our students uncover and ignite their true potential. As a
four-year private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran
tradition, we place a strong emphasis on both moral and
intellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin,
midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, allows students the
opportunity to learn in a professional context. Our beautiful
campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan is home
to 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and 400 part-time
students. Our rich academic experience equips students with
foundational knowledge and skills, preparing graduates to be
lifelong learners and to lead meaningful, productive lives.
Carthage College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE)
dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse community.
We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of people, including
members of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with
disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration
for employment without regard to race, color, religion,
sex,gender expression, gender identity, sexual
orientation,national origin, protected veteran status or
status as an individual with a disability.