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GEO: Mineral Collection Caretaker (S9866B)

Summary, Scope, and Responsibilities

This student is responsible for the maintenance of the department’s mineral collection.

Specific responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:

  • Organize the mineral and rock collection, which requires the sorting and labeling of specimens already in the drawers
  • Go through the boxes of “donated” materials, adding some to the display collection, some to the teaching collection, and disposing of the rest
  • Maintain the display cabinets in the mezzanine area

 


The Basics


Department: Geology
Supervisor: John Creasy
Office Location: 222 Carnegie
Email: jcreasy
Pay Grade: B
Hours: 20
Workers: 1-2

Qualifications, Requirements, and Responsibilities

Requirements


REQUIRED: EDUCATION: This student must have taken a course in mineralogy (ex. Geo 223) and/or participate in mineral collecting as a hobby. EXPERIENCE: This student must be able to organize materials and be able to recognize basic minerals and/or determine mineral properties

Reporting


REPORTS TO: John Creasy COORDINATES/WORKS CLOSELY WITH: John Creasy and Marita Bryant, and (on occasion) the Carnegie custodians

Responsibilities


ENVIRONMENT: The work will be conducted in the mineral and rock storage room, as well as in lab room 215 in Carnegie PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The Mineral Collection Caretaker must be able to lift heavier specimens occasionally. MACHINES & EQUIPMENT USED: The usual aids for mineral identification (hand lens, microscope, HCL, magnets, hardness kit, etc.)

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