Job Opportunity: Specialist Associate

Specialist Associate

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Perform general maintenance of the museum’s collections of biological specimens and publications, gallery as well as associated facilities. Maintenance work includes curation of specimens and their containers, and topping up preservatives and cleaning of premises
  • Assist in packing and mailing of specimen loans
  • Participate in field surveys and collections
  • Assist research visitors and students, and oversee volunteers in collections
  • Supervise vendors performing general repair and maintenance works
  • Other duties as and when assigned
  • Selected candidates will be trained in-house by curators and managers on the methods and safe practices of handling preservatives and specimens; and on the importance of both scientific and historical collections.


  • GCE O-level or N-level educational qualification
  • Must be able to speak and write English
  • Must not be afraid of dead animals
  • Must have interest in animals and the natural world
  • Possess patience and tolerance of repetitive work
  • Must be able to work on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays), Public Holidays and irregular hours as and when required
  • Must not be afraid of heights (for work carried out above ground level)
  • Must be able to work in a potentially crowded environment and in the presence of museum visitors (and handle potential enquiries from visitors with politeness and patience)
  • Use of basic computer software such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Able to work in a team and independently
  • Skilled with hands for practical work, and fieldwork
  • Open to learning new skills
  • Knowledge of photography and documentation
  • Class 3 vehicle driving licence

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