Learn to clean dinosaur fossils - Volunteer Paleontology Technician


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

501 Colorado Hwy 8Post Office Box 564Morrison, CO 80465

MNHM preparator removing hard sandstone from delicate Jurassic fossils.

About

Morrison Natural History Museum is seeking volunteers to prepare fossils for research and display. Museum staff is currently preparing local fossils from hard sandstone matrix, including Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus, Allosaurus, turtles and other Late Jurassic animals.

Volunteers will be trained how to properly use manual, power and pneumatic hand tools as well as the use of chemicals for the consolidation of fossils. Volunteer also provide museum visitors with fossil preparation demonstrations.

Mandatory training/orientation is provided, free of charge. A minimum six-month commitment is recommended, with a monthly requirement of at least 8 hours of service.

Morrison Museum is a small institution with irregular visitor flow, volunteers are asked to assist in a secondary role, providing visitors with information, checking visitors in, monitoring the gift shop, and other duties as assigned.

Due to the demand for this volunteer position, qualified applicants may be placed on a wait list until a vacancy occurs.

Skills

  • Adult Education
  • Visual Arts
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • STEM

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8 hours per month
  • Minimum six month commitment
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