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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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DOT:   102.381-010

Job Number: 6753