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On-Call Laboratory Technician
San Francisco, CA
This is an on-call position that provides support for laboratory operations that support public exhibits and programs in the Living Systems area of the Exploratorium. This person will have a role in maintaining all plant and animal life, as well as daily set-up of exhibits. An interest in natural phenomena and an ability to collaborate in a team environment are crucial aspects of the position. The ideal applicant has both weekday and weekend availability and can work on relatively short notice.
Daily set-up of Life Sciences exhibits
Daily preparation of solutions and cultures required to support exhibit set-up
Daily live microscope demonstrations for the public
Routine maintenance of exhibits and lab equipment
Routine care of marine invertebrates, plants, freshwater fish, terrariums, and insect colonies
Contribute to troubleshooting and repair of problem LS exhibits
Maintain order and cleanliness of laboratory and equipment
Additional duties, as assigned by supervisor
Bachelor’s degree in the biological sciences or significant credits towards a degree
Demonstrated interest in biology
Demonstrated experience or interest in working with live organisms
Basic laboratory skills
Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team
Ability to lift and carry 25lbs for short distances
Bilingual English/Spanish or English/Cantonese desirable
Open Until Filled
This is an on-call, non-exempt position that does not include benefits. Please, no phone calls in regards to this job.
The Exploratorium is committed to providing equal employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, ancestry, genetic information, citizenship, marital status, pregnancy, veteran’s status or any other class protected by applicable law.