EACS: 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:

The Basics

Department: Geology
Supervisor: Rebecca Minor
Office Location: Carnegie 218
Email: rminor@bates.edu
Pay Grade: B
Hours: 20
Workers: 1-2

Qualifications, Requirements, and Responsibilities


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



Environment: The work will be conducted in the mineral and rock storage room, as well as in the 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.)