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Summer Job Posting

Vertebrate Preparator with the Royal Saskatchewan Museum

The Friends of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum is seeking up-and-coming biologists to work as zoology lab assistants at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum in Regina, Saskatchewan. The position will focus on the preparation of bird study-skins and skeletons for inclusion into the provincial natural history collection. You can expect to have hands-on experience conducting rigorous data collection, specimen preparation, and using the museum’s electronic collections database. You will also work with communi-cations staff to develop social media posts about your experience working at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum and increase the public’s knowledge and appreciation for Saskatchewan’s natural history.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • You will meet all eligibility requirements for the Young Canada Works program.
  • You should have at least two years of university study in biology or two years of a technical diploma program related to wildlife biology.
  • Some experience with animal dissections are preferred, although we do consider practical experience in place of formal animal dissection experience.
  • You will have some knowledge of wildlife identification in Saskatchewan.
  • Most importantly, candidates must have an eagerness to learn and experience a natural history museum atmosphere/workplace and have a pleasant disposition towards working closely with museum staff.

In support of promoting diversity in STEM fields, visible minorities and Indigenous people are encouraged to apply. Employment is for up to 15 weeks, beginning on May 9 to August 26, 2022. Pay is $18.50 per hour.

Email applications (cover letter and resume) to:
Dr. Ryan Fisher (Curator of Vertebrate Zoology, Royal Saskatchewan Museum) ryan.fisher@gov.sk.ca

Application deadline is April 8, 2022.

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