Chicago Academy of Sciences/Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Specimen Preparator (part-time, temporary)

CAS/PNNM seeks a creative individual with an interest in natural history collections, engaging the public, and experience in taxidermy to join its Collections team as a Specimen Preparator. The Specimen Preparator will be responsible for preparation of zoological specimens for CAS/PNNM’s scientific and teaching collections. The Preparator will work in and maintain the Beecher Lab, a specimen preparation lab within an exhibit gallery at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, where science and education go hand in hand. Personnel working in the Beecher Lab conduct specimen preparation and repair in view of museum visitors and regularly engage visitors about their projects.

This is a part-time (20 hours per week), temporary position, funded until June 30, 2022. Compensation is $18.00 per hour.

The full position announcement may be found at To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, and images of your taxidermy work in PDF format to [email protected]org. No phone calls please.