The Museum of Geology at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (SD Mines) invites applications for a fossil Preparator and Laboratory Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the laboratories within the Martin Paleontology Research Lab and Museum of Geology. This person also will be responsible for fossil preparation, replication, and other sample preparation and analyses to enhance the collections and research efforts of the Museum of Geology. In addition, this person will be responsible for training in lab and fossil preparation procedures (particularly preparation and replication of vertebrate fossil material). Further, the successful candidate will interact regularly with students, volunteers, co-workers, other professionals, and the public as part of normal duties.
An earned bachelor’s degree in geology or related/applicable field and at least two years of experience with preparation of vertebrate fossils and molding and casting of fossil materials are required. A valid driver’s license is also required. Experience managing scientific laboratories or other supervisory experience is desired. Experience with collections database entry and use is also desired.