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Preparator Position

Two Interns working in Laboratory

Two Interns completing prep work on fossils in the Laboratory.

 Working in the Laboratory

Working in the Laboratory on a fossil.

Preparator – Full Time

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 Preparator will be working closely with the Curator and Director of Research to preserve and conserve fossils at The Mammoth Site. This individual will be an integral member of the Division of Research. Throughout the year, the Preparator 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. 


1.    Excellent learning opportunities
2.    Engaging environment
3.    Collaborative team

This is a full-time, year-round, and hourly position, with benefits. 
Find the full job description here. 


Individuals interested in the position should submit their cover letter, resume/CV, and names of 2 references through The Mammoth Site application below. In addition, please have two letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Sharon Weaver at sharonh@mammothsite.org with the subject title PREPARATOR. These letters of rec should be from two different individuals than those listed on your application. Eligible candidates will be emailed to set up an interview via Skype or in-person at The Mammoth Site beginning March 15th. Applications with proper materials will be due March 10th.
 

 

Please submit your Preparator application below.


Preparator Application

The application will not be completed until two letters of recommendation are emailed to Dr. Weaver at sharonh@mammothsite.org with the subject title PREPARATOR. These letters of recommendation should be from two different individuals than those listed on your application.

“In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, familial status, sexual orientation, and reprisal.” (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs).

Applicant Information

Are you a citizen of the United States?
Have you ever worked for this company?
Have you ever been convicted of a felony?

Military Service

Have you served in the military?

Two References (please note that references and letters of recommendation must be from different people)

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The application will not be completed until two letters of recommendation are emailed to Dr. Weaver at sharonh@mammothsite.org with the subject title PREPARATOR. These letters of recommendation should be from two different individuals than those listed on your application.

“In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, familial status, sexual orientation, and reprisal.” (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs).