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ENTOMOLOGY ASSISTANT

Job Description

The Entomology Assistant works with our Entomologist to care for and maintain arthropod collections and act as a docent in our Rosine Smith Sammons Butterfly House and Insectarium. The Entomology Assistant engages with patrons about butterflies and other insects. They assist with and/or lead our daily Toddler Talk, Butterfly Release, and Critter Encounter public programs.

Duties and Functions

  • Docent when visitors are inside the Butterfly House.

  • Maintain insect lab and care for arthropods on and off exhibit with emphasis on efficiency and care.

  • Keep good records of daily and long term care of living collections.

  • Assist Entomologist with plant maintenance and pest control as needed.

  • Assist with other departments as needed.

  • Participate in training/meetings as required.

  • Deliver daily Toddler Talks in the Butterfly House at 11 am.

  • Deliver daily Critter Encounter talks in the lobby at 2 pm.

  • Deliver daily Butterfly Release Talks in the Butterfly House at noon as needed.

  • Ensure all public programs are mission-related, inspiring guests to take action.

Qualification Standards

  • Consummate team player.

  • Excellent written communication skills, while being able to quickly shift gears and multitask.

  • Extremely organized and thrives in fast-paced environments.

  • Advanced experience working with the public with a desire to provide cheerful customer service.

  • Works well with children of all ages.

  • Ability to complete tasks successfully with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to follow and give specific written and oral instructions with close attention to detail.

  • Organized and self-motivated to complete tasks.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to stand/walk and climb ladders for extended periods of time.

  • Ability to frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects for exhibits.

  • Tolerance of working both inside and outside in different environmental conditions.

Job Type: Full-time. Sundays required.

Salary: $10.00/hour

To apply send us an email.