09/21/23 - 06/30/24
Cleveland History Center
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Cleveland Museum of Natural History / Posted February 15, 2023
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH), founded in 1920, is located in the heart of University Circle, five miles east of downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Considered one of the finest institutions of its kind in North America, the Museum offers an incredible visitor experience, attracting roughly 275,000 visitors a year.
Building on its strong foundation of excellence in education and research, the Museum is poised to transform itself. CMNH will invite and engage a broader audience in the exploration of science and the natural world by revolutionizing the way it presents natural history. The Museum has currently launched a capital campaign to support a dramatic renovation and expansion of its facilities and exhibits. This ambitious plan will position the Museum to play a leading role in regional and national efforts to improve science education and increase scientific literacy.
The CMNH is seeking a dynamic, creative and energetic individual who is passionate about the Museum and its mission; exhibits strong organizational and administrative skills; is looking for new challenges; and enjoys working in an enthusiastic and fast paced environment.
Department: Invertebrate Zoology
Supervisor(s): Nicole Gunter, Ph.D.
Be involved in ongoing museum research examining the diversity and distribution of native Australian dung beetles (Scarabaeinae). This ten-week long internship will focus on museum specimens to identify, record, and digitize records from historic and recently collected dung beetles from Australia. The intern will learn curatorial techniques, basic dung beetle morphology, and species identification. The intern will also have the opportunity to develop scientific hypotheses as it relates to these data and test questions related to species-limits and ecological niches. The intern should possess good organizational skills and be able to work independently at times with minimal supervision. Previous experience handling insect specimens is desirable. Some previous experience in entomology is preferred, with proficiency in the use of Excel and PowerPoint. Please list all relevant coursework in the application.
Required to Apply:
Application Deadline – March 15, 2023
Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation.) The Kirtlandia Research Intern works to assist the curatorial staff with the day-to-day actives of ongoing or specialized research projects. The Kirtlandia Research Intern will work to advance research through data collection, analysis, interpretation, fieldwork, specimen work, and general laboratory maintenance. The Kirtlandia Research Intern will ensure the safety and security of research-based collection objects and generated data through their own actions and the activities of others by observation of best practices.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Working knowledge of relevant research tools that include, but are not limited to, microscopes, specimen preparation tools, and genetic lab equipment.
Physical Working Conditions:
Position may require sitting, walking, standing, reaching including stooping, kneeling, and crouching.
Physical Effort Required:
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, ADA EMPLOYER, SUBSTANCE-FREE and FULLY VACCINATED WORKPLACE.Back to Jobs
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