1938 - Entomology Volunteer- Invertebrate Database

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Posted: 26/09/2019 12:21
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: Volunteer
Location: World Museum
Level: Volunteer
Deadline: 01/01/2020 12:00
Hours: 5
Benefits: Opportuntiy to gain valuable experience in a national museum, discount at NML's shop's and cafe's, references, out of pocket travel expenses of up to £5.20 per day
Job Type: n/a

Hours: Tuesday or Thursday, full or half day

Please submit a CV and covering letter detailing your experience and why you are interested in this role.

Overall Purpose

To assist with the data-basing of the World Museums nationally significant invertebrate collections.

Key Results

Selected parts of the collection will be data-based using MIMSY XG making the collections much more accessible to the wider community.


  • Data-basing of specimens and label information using the current taxonomical nomenclature.
  • Adding accession labels to specimens.

Measures of Success

  • Supervisor feedback on progress.
  • Publication of collection information and representative images online.

Personal Qualities

  • Patient.
  • Methodical.
  • Ability to follow instructions.
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a team.
  • Experience of, or, keen interest in biological systematics.
  • An interest in invertebrates and natural history.

 Training Provided

  • Induction.
  • MIMSY training.
  • All relevant aspects of entomology curation.


  • Opportunity to gain valuable work experience in a national museum setting.
  • Development of general, or specific, entomological and taxonomic knowledge.
  • Discount in NML’s shops and café’s.
  • References for job applications provided.
  • Travel expenses of up to £5.20 per day.

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