Collections Technician

Part-time Non-exempt

Position Summary:  Under the supervision of the Collections Manager, the Collections Technician is responsible for: inventorying and cataloging of science collections, preparing specimens for storage, and database maintenance and data entry.  The position requires resolute concentration and research skills, experience with specimen handling and preparation, and attention to detail and accuracy in data entry.

Basic Function and Responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • Preparing Collections Storage space for storage of specimens

  • Preparing specimens for storage

  • Monitoring the movement of specimens at all stages and keeping the inventory database up-to-date

  • Identification, cataloging and data entry of Geology specimens

  • Consulting with the Collections Manager and Curators regarding the database and the accuracy of its information

  •  Performing other collections-related activities as assigned

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Geology, or related field required

  • Specimen handling experience required

  • High frequency of strenuous activity — lifting heavy objects (over 40 lbs.), moving carts, using box cutters and hot melt glue guns to construct artifact storage trays, etc.

  • Good manual skills, good communications skills, demonstrated remarkable organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Ability to focus on tasks and willingness to follow directions and procedures required

  • Must be able to work independently or in a team situation

  • Must have valid driver’s license and maintain a clear driving record as well as complete the annual driver safety course to be an authorized driver for the museum

  • Computer skills in ReDiscovery Proficio and Microsoft Excel desirable

Employment Application - PDF

Human Resources Manager
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
1600 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
fax: 817-255-9354


 

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