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Now Hiring: Bonebed Paleontologist

Be a part of an innovative and exciting team of professionals to help expand the Division of Research at one of only two accredited museums in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. 

The Mammoth Site is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization that is an educational and research facility that is funded mainly by tourism, grants, donations, and memberships. We are an active paleontology dig that boasts the remains of over 60 mammoths making us the most extensive collection of Columbian mammoths in the entire world. We have an active Geospatial Center, with ArcGIS software, 3D scanning, and 3D printing capabilities. The new Mammoth Site Field Station has plans to be a premier Field Station in the region providing educational programming and research opportunities for visiting students and researchers from all across the globe. Over 100,000 guests walk through our doors each year for guided tours of the in-situ Bonebed, view into the preparation lab and molding and casting lab, or participate in school field trip programming. 

The Bonebed Paleontologist will be working closely with the Conservator, Preparator, and Director of Research to help plan for the excavation and restoration of fossils and sediments in the Bonebed. This individual will be an integral member of the Division of Research. Throughout the year, the Bonebed Paleontologist will also assist with outreach activities and exhibit planning as needed. 

The Mammoth Site sits at the southern edge of the beautiful Black Hills in the cozy town of Hot Springs. Known as the Southern Gateway of the Black Hills, Hot Springs downtown has distinct sandstone architecture, naturally warm water springs to soak in, and great weather year-round. Public school children will learn in small class sizes and have access to multiple parks throughout the town. Many starter homes are available in the area, some of which provide lovely views of the Black Hills. 

This is a full-time, year-round, and hourly position with benefits. 
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Individuals interested in the position should submit their cover letter and resume/CV to The Mammoth Site application link below. In addition, please have three letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Jim Mead at with the subject title Bonebed Paleontologist. These letters of recommendation should be from two different individuals than those listed on your application. Applications will begin to be evaluated on February 1, 2022.

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