Friday, April 2, 2021

Come find and prepare fossils for TPI

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

and skills.

Required 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.

Preferred qualifications:

Knowledge of operation and maintenance of COMCO brand (Microblaster and Accuflo) air

abrasion units

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 .

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