Position Title Exhibition Assistant
Department Exhibition – 060
The Exhibition Assistant will work with staff and volunteers to ensure the safety and containment of butterflies and plants in the butterfly vivarium. Responsibilities include: interpreting educational panels; informing visitors about exhibit rules; answering visitor questions; feeding adult butterflies; handling pupae; monitoring emergence; record keeping; general laboratory cleaning and other duties as required.
Required Qualifications – Successful completion of at least one year of college level coursework in a natural science or education related field. Combination of High School Diploma or its equivalent and 3-4 years of experience working closely with animals also accepted. – Available to work evenings, holidays and weekends as needed. – Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Preferred Qualifications – Experience working with invertebrates and teaching in informal settings is preferred.
Physical Demands – Ability to work in a tropical environment of 80 degrees and 80% humidity.
Total Number of Scheduled Hours Per Pay Period 30
Union Status Non-Union
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Quick Link http://careers.amnh.org/postings/2028
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number GS194P
Open Date 08/26/2019
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants