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  • Assists Collections Manager in coordination and planning of long-term activities that ensure the basic maintenance and that improve curatorial conditions of the NMNH insect collection.
  • Uses a variety of diverse and often complex techniques including relaxing and restoring dried or damaged material, spreading winged insects, mounting on pins or paper points, preparation of specimen envelopes and data cards, preparation of specimens in alcohol, cleaning and degreasing specimens, final housing of alcoholic material into suitably labeled containers in the appropriate section of the collection.
  • Enters data on types and general collection specimens into the Departmental cataloging and inventory systems or other Department databases and corrects any errors.
  • Assists visiting scientists and graduate students with collection access, proper handling of specimens, and use of library.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No