Specialist Associate


Job Description

Job Description

The Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) is Singapore’s only natural history museum and is located at the National University of Singapore. LKCNHM is looking for one motivated and hands-on individual who will assist with the maintenance of the museum’s biological specimen collections, facilities, gallery, and research publication archive. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following –

  • Maintenance of the museum’s biological specimens and digital image collections, and research publication archive.
  • Maintenance of the museum’s building facilities, and gallery.
  • Maintenance work includes curation of specimens, their containers and contents, topping up of preservatives, specimen preservation, cleaning of premises; and operation and maintenance of gallery exhibits and equipment.
  • Packing and mailing of specimen loans to other institutions.
  • Participate in field surveys and specimen collections.
  • Assist research visitors and students, and oversee volunteers in collections.
  • Supervise contractors who are performing general repair and maintenance works.
  • Other duties as and when assigned.

Note: Training will be provided by curators and managers on the methods and safe practices of handling preservatives.Qualifications & Requirements


  • GCE ‘O’ level, GCE ‘N’ Level or Diploma holder.
  • Must be able to speak and write English.
  • Must be able to work on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays), Public Holidays on a regular basis; and occasional irregular hours as and when required.
  • Must not be afraid of seeing, and handling dead animals.
  • Must have a keen interest in animals and the natural world.
  • Patient and able to cope with repetitive work.
  • Able to work in a team as well as independently.
  • Demonstrate ability of having fine hand motors skills in handling specimens (especially dried ones) without damaging them.
  • Open to learning new skills and assist in fieldwork.
  • 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 politely and patiently).
  • Able to use Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Must be able to carry a fire extinguisher weighing at least 3kg with one arm while holding the nozzle in the other arm.
  • Has no known allergies to ethanol, moth balls (naphthalene or 1, 4-dichlorobenzene), and formaldehyde.


  • Some knowledge of insect and aquarium fish husbandry in the hobby trade.
  • Some basic knowledge about electrical circuits or building maintenance.
  • Knowledge of photography and documentation.
  • Class 3 vehicle driving licence.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus

Organization: Faculty of Science

Department : Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Job requisition ID : 8977

Additional Information

Career LevelEntry LevelQualificationPrimary/Secondary School/O LevelYears of Experience1 yearJob TypeContractJob SpecializationsEducation/Training, Education


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