Job Opportunity: Insect Preparator

African Natural History Research Trust

Job Advert – Insect Preparator

Job title: Insect Preparator

Deadline: Monday, 5th August 2019 – 00:00

Employer: African Natural History Research Trust, Leominster

Contract Duration: Permanent

Contract Type: Full Time

Salary: To be discussed with successful candidate. Based on previous experience.


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The African Natural History Research Trust (ANHRT) is a charitable research trust (Charity no. 1159955) and museum focused on African entomological biodiversity. Our research is aimed at increasing the scientific knowledge of African insects with an emphasis on the taxonomy of Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths).

Working as part of small team, this role requires an organised individual who is able to work in a logical manner, with excellent manual dexterity and with meticulous attention to detail.

The role requires the daily handling of delicate and fragile insect specimens and their associated collecting data. Using tools and methodologies that will be taught in-house the Insect Preparer will relax, manipulate and set the specimens into place, whilst ensuring codes and other essential information is kept with the specimen from start to finish.




Excellent manual dexterity.

Previous experience of preparing insect specimens.

A high level of attention to detail with a commitment to accuracy.

Excellent written, read and spoken English.

Ability to follow guidelines and workflow processes.

An awareness of Museum practices.

An ability to undertake close-up work and ensure visual accuracy.

An understanding of the collections needs of an insect collection.

A good team player and a flexible ‘can do’ attitude to problem solving.




Own transport – ANHRT is located in the remote Herefordshire countryside, so own transport is necessary.

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