Fossil Lab Technician and Interpreter of Collections (Student)

Position Start date: May 20, 2019

Position End date: August 30, 2019

Hourly wage (40 Hour work week): $12.50

Description of Tasks: Depending on funding availability, The Fossil Lab Technician and Interpreter of Collections will work collaboratively with other staff to effectively create and deliver information that relates to Canada’s Oldest Dinosaurs and other local geology.  This will include visiting fossil sites and removing fossils, returning them to the Museum, preparing the fossils and sharing the information collected with our visitors in unique ways that are interactive and directed at the visitors. The Fossil Lab Technician and Interpreter of Collections will work with the lab team to gather information regarding the fossils housed on site. They will also have daily interactions with visitors to the Museum, facilitating learning.  Regular tours to the dinosaur site and other sites of geological importance will be required as well. Occasional support of Front Desk responsibilities may be required, and the successful candidate will work a designated number of weekends.

Required field of study: Geology, biology, paleontology or related science field. 

Skills required: Manual dexterity required for handling of delicate fossil material.  This position will require periods of sitting, standing, working with the public daily to deliver information regarding the fossil material being prepared.  Interpretation and public education skills are necessary for daily interactions. Basic computer skills necessary.  Must be able to work with coworkers as part of a team and work independently. Fluent in spoken and written English required.

Preferred qualifications: Independent means of transportation to and from field sites and beach tour sites. Fluent in other languages. Knowledgeable and experienced with Excel.

Please Note: Position dependent on funding.  Interested candidates must be eligible for the Young Canada Works Programs.

How to apply: Email your resume and a cover letter to fundygeo@novascotia.ca

Deadline for applications will be midnight on April 26, 2019.

The Fundy Geological Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind including but not limited to the basis of: race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, or veteran status.