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- 1) Prepares specimens for museum collections and exhibits: Cleans rock matrix from fossil specimens, using electric drills, awls, dental tools, chisels, and mallets.
- 2) Brushes preservatives, such as plaster, resin, hardeners, and shellac on specimens.
- 3) Molds and restores skeletal parts of fossil animals, using modeling clays and special molding and casting techniques.
- 4) Constructs skeletal mounts of fossil animals, using tools, such as drill presses, pipe threaders, welding and soldering apparatus, and carpenter's tools.
- 5) Constructs duplicate specimens, using plaster, glue, latex, and plastiflex-molding techniques.
- 6) Reassembles fragmented artifacts, and fabricates substitute pieces.
- 7) Maintains museum files.
- 8) Cleans, catalogs, labels, and stores specimens.
- 9) May install, arrange, and exhibit materials.
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Job Number: 6753