We are hiring a preparator to help me and our crew in the lab and the field!
Preparator and Field Collector
Triebold Paleontology Inc. is searching for a dependable full time preparator and field
collections technician to join our team. The position will be based out of the
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park, Colorado (15 miles west
of Colorado Springs). Field localities require up to 2 weeks at a time of field/travel time and
are located in Kansas, Montana and South Dakota. Our specimens primarily focus on marine
and terrestrial late Cretaceous animals. Compensation depends on experience, qualifications
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills and attention to detail
Basic anatomical knowledge of tetrapods
Use and maintenance of a variety of air scribes, glues, consolidants, and hand tools for
preparation and collection
Valid Colorado driver's license or the ability to procure one
Knowledge and experience of current best practices and techniques in collection and
documentation of fossil specimens
Ability to safely conduct field work for extended periods of time in remote or primitive locations
Ability to lift and carry heavy (at least 50 pound) objects, equipment and supplies.
Knowledge of operation and maintenance of COMCO brand (Microblaster and Accuflo) air
Molding and casting experience
2D and 3D digitization experience
Experience using heavier equipment in field work (jackhammers, Bobcat, mini excavators)
Experience constructing well-made archival jackets and housings
This position is intended to be full time, permanent, with the candidate beginning work at our
Colorado facility as soon as feasible. If you are interested in applying for this position please
provide the following 3 items via email to Anthony Maltese at firstname.lastname@example.org .
No phone calls please.
At this time candidates from outside the US or that lack permission to work in the US
cannot be considered.
1: Cover letter briefly describing your qualifications, experience and interest
2: Resume or CV with 3 professional references
3: A brief portfolio document (PDF or similar format) visually showing past projects that
demonstrate experience and quality of work.
Starting at $13-16/hr plus overtime when needed
retirement plan after 2 years
paid vacation after first year
Per diem for days spent away from home in field
The deadline for applications is April 21