Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for five consecutive years.The "New Burke" is a groundbreaking museum of natural history and culture that inspires wonder and pride about the Northwest and our place in the world. The New Burke will turn the museum inside-out-allowing visitors to see into the labs, collection storage and workrooms-and connect with new discoveries seven days a week.We seek a Paleo Facilitator to activate the Burke Museum Paleontology visible workspaces from 9 am - 5 pm on weekends and some holidays (to be negotiated). Activation is defined as ensuring that paleontology collection work and research takes place in visible workspaces. On Saturdays, the activities in the prep workroom would primarily consist of fossil preparation and supervision of fossil prep volunteers in addition to supervision of volunteers in other paleontology workrooms and lab spaces. On Sundays, the activities would include vertebrate microfossil sorting and screenwashing, cataloging of fossil collections (invert, vert, and paleobotany), or other tasks that activate spaces other than the prep workroom (where the Paleo Lab Manager will be leading activities on Sunday). The Paleo Facilitator would also work one half-day on Monday, during which time curation and preparation tasks would be performed and attendance to a Paleo staff meeting and a Visitor Experience meeting would be required.BASIC FUNCTIONS:Coordination of volunteer schedulesCoordination of workspace activities with Paleo and visitor experience staffManagement of volunteer activities in paleontology lab, workroom and collections spacesCuration of fossilsFossil preparation (invertebrates, vertebrates, and/or plants).Coordinate with SPARK volunteers to interpret Paleontology collection areas and activities to the publicOTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:Uphold the institution's commitment to equitable and inclusive practiceCommunicate scientific concepts and activities to museum visitorsREQUIREMENTS:Positions require a Bachelor's degree in history, anthropology, archaeology, museum studies, fine arts, education or closely related field and two years experience as a museum curator or equivalent. Some positions require a Bachelor's degree related to an assigned collection specialist. Some positions allow experience in historic preservation, or in historic or natural science research or interpretation, to be substituted, year for year, for education.DESIRED:BS or MS in Paleontology or related field (Geology, Biology, Museum studies)CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:Able to work a flexible schedule that involves work on weekends, evenings, and occasionally holidaysAble to work in an environment visible to the public with visual and audible distractionsWear required credentials at all times and work attire/uniforms and name tags as required by positionApplication Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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