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Andrew Recher <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 2 Mar 2005 15:06:26 -0600
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Thank you for posting this Marni.
I probably will not apply as I have absolutely no experience whatsoever
with this type of work, I'm all the way accross the country and it isn't
really what I want to do.  However,  I would be happy to earn that much
right now, with freelance income as well, it's possible to make it work.
To me, it seems like a good opportunity for the right person.

Again, Thanks Marni.
Andrew (someone who can't get a d@*#ed job anywhere)
Sorry having a bad day.
W. Andrew Recher
Pens & Beetles Studios
696 Woodland Dr.
Port Townsend, WA  98368

> Hi all,
>     Being an ex-pat New Yorker, and someone who still goes to the City a
> lot, I'd say you'd have to be about 22 years of age, have three
> roommates, no car, and live in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and then, maybe,
> eating a lot of pasta, you could afford the salary.
> But, if I was still young, and...well, you know what I mean.
> Cheers,
> Mike Rothman (sort of middle class and middle aged)   :)
> On Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at 12:27  PM, Marni Fylling wrote:
>> Hi all.
>> Here's a job announcement for a fossil preparator at the American
>> Museum of
>> Natural History in New York. I know it's not quite up all of our
>> alleys, but
>> it might be interesting to some. Feel free to pass this on to anyone
>> you
>> think might be interested.
>> Hope this finds everyone well!
>> Marni Fylling
>> ***
>> The Paleontology Department at the American Museum of Natural History
>> is
>> looking for a fossil preparator (2 year term, with good potential of
>> becoming full time)
>> Below is the description that went out internally within the museum
>> from HR.
>> If anyone is interested please contact Jeanne Kelly ([log in to unmask])
>> as
>> soon as possible.
>> Senior Preparator (Vertebrate Paleontology) (one term [2 years]
>> Responsibilities & Duties:
>> Primary: Prepare vertebrate fossils for research and other required
>> purposes
>> including: full range of mechanical and chemical preparation,
>> specializing
>> in fine preparation using binocular microscope; molding and casting;
>> specimen repair, restoration, and conservation; assist in maintaining
>> and
>> upgrading laboratory facilities; help train and supervise volunteer,
>> intern,
>> trainee or junior preparators; maintain accurate, active records of
>> preparation work; occasional application of or assistance with use of
>> technologies (x-ray, CT scanning, etc.); Secondary: assist with
>> collections
>> care, management, and curation; elective participation in, and
>> assistance
>> with organizing and running, field expeditions (if offered by
>> expedition
>> leader and approved by supervisor and division chair); encouraged to
>> participate in, and present papers or workshop modules at, professional
>> meetings (if budget is available and participation is approved by
>> supervisor
>> and division chair); giving or assisting with tours of the preparation
>> lab,
>> division facilities and/or paleontology exhibits, etc.; miscellaneous
>> departmental duties, as required.
>> Qualifications:
>> Bachelorís degree or equivalent professional experience; excellent
>> hand to
>> eye coordination; patience for detail work; ability to gauge
>> effectively the
>> appropriate level of attention to detail (i.e. investment of time) for
>> any
>> given fossil; knowledge of and/or willingness to learn vertebrate
>> paleontology and anatomy; capacity to work well with co-workers and
>> supervisors, to accept direction, and to work effectively when
>> unsupervised;
>> ability to communicate and cooperate effectively to enhance preceding
>> skills; desire to discover, share, learn and master new preparation
>> techniques.
>> Salary: $27,366/annum
>> Hours: 35/week M-F

W. Andrew Recher
Pens & Beetles Studios
696 Woodland Dr.
Port Townsend, WA  98368