Insect Preparer

Deadline: Monday, October 1, 2018 - 00:00
Employer: African Natural History Research Trust
Contract Duration: Permanent
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: To be discussed

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The African Natural History Research Trust (ANHRT) is a charitable research trust (Charity no. 1159955) and museum focused on African entomological biodiversity. Our research is aimed at
increasing the scientific knowledge of African insects with an emphasis on the taxonomy of Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths).

Working as part of small team, this role requires an organised individual who is able to work in a logical manner, with excellent manual dexterity and with meticulous attention to detail.
The role requires the daily handling of delicate and fragile insect specimens and their associated collecting data. Using tools and methodologies that will be taught in-house the Insect Preparer will relax, manipulate and set the specimens into place, whilst ensuring codes and other essential information is kept with the specimen from start to finish.

Excellent manual dexterity.
A high level of attention to detail with a commitment to accuracy.
Ability to follow guidelines and workflow processes.
An ability to undertake close-up work and ensure visual accuracy.
A good team player and a flexible ‘can do’ attitude to problem solving.

Previous experience of preparing insect specimens.
Excellent written, read and spoken English.
An awareness of Museum practices.
An understanding of the collections needs of an insect collection.

Additional Requirements:
Own transport – ANHRT is located in the remote Herefordshire countryside, so own transport is necessary.

To apply for this position please send your CV and covering letter to