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Public Talk: Foraminifera in the abyssal nodule fields of Singapore exploration area, eastern equatorial Pacific

Professor Andrew Gooday has worked extensively on Foraminifera (a kind of Protozoa) and participated in numerous deep sea research over the span of his career. This talk will focus on his research on Foraminifera that were discovered in the abyssal nodule fields in the Singapore exploration area of the Clarion Clipperton Zone.

Title of Seminar: Foraminifera in the abyssal nodule fields of Singapore exploration area, eastern equatorial Pacific
Speaker: Prof Andrew Gooday
Date: 29 September 2017 (Friday)
Time: 7pm (refreshments provided at 6.30 pm)
Venue: Learning Lab 2, Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, NUS

Please refer to the poster for details and click here to RSVP. Thank you.

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Fun Rocks @ LKCNHM

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Join us for a day of fun and activities on 11 November 2017 at Fun Rocks! Learn how to make cute animal-shaped soap or have a bouncing good time at our inflatable jungle!

Tickets to the carnival are available for sale at $10 per ticket, which also includes admission into the museum as well as coupons to spend on food and games at the carnival!

For enquires on how to purchase your carnival ticket, please contact nhmvisit@nus.edu.sg. Do hurry as tickets are while stock lasts!

Fun Rocks is organised by the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum in support of the NUS Science Merit Scholarship. Through leadership development, mentorship and community service programmes, the NUS Science Merit Scholarship aims to help students to realise their potential while nurturing the value of giving back to society.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Management Assistant Officer, Visitor Services (1 Year contract- renewable)/Casual Visitor Services Officer (6 months contract – renewable)

The Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) is Singapore’s only natural history museum at the National University of Singapore. We are looking for self-motivated and hands-on individuals to provide assistance to visitors in terms of ticketing and admission services, in order to ensure that the needs of the visitors are appropriately met.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Execute ticketing and cashiering duties
  • Assist in crowd control and ushering duties
  • Troubleshoot on ticketing and admission issues
  • Manage the needs of the visitors
  • Provide relevant information to visitors
  • Handle visitors’ enquiries through phone calls and emails
  • Assist in administrative-related matters
  • Assist in events management and emergency procedures
  • Any other duties relevant to operational requirements

Requirements:

Qualification

  • GCE ‘N’ or ‘O’ Levels certification
  • Customer Services certification or relevant
  • Able to comprehend and converse in English language

Years of Experience

  • For Full-time position: At least 2 years of experience in visitor services and ticketing sales

Knowledge & Skills

  • Familiar with tickets purchase system
  • Proficient in using computer and web-based system
  • Confident in handling visitors’ enquiries through phone calls and emails
  • Able to assist in administrative-related matters
  • Willing to learn new skills and undergo trainings
  • Motivated to provide good visitor services
  • Have a pleasant disposition and enjoy interacting with visitors
  • Able to work independently and cooperate with a team in a fast-paced environment

Work Commitments

  • Must be able to work on eve of Public Holidays, Public Holidays, Weekends, and other hours when required
  • Able to work on shift schedules
  • For Part-time positions: Able to commit at least 4 days per week (of which both Saturday and Sunday are included as part of the 4 days per week)

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

To apply:

Management Assistant Officer, Visitor Services (0067U) https://nuscareers.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=0067U&lang=en

Casual/Part-time Visitor Services Officer (0064M)  https://nuscareers.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=0064M&lang=en

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Application closing date: 25 Aug 2017.

HSBC Intertidal Walks

Thank you for your support! All slots have been fully redeemed. Successful registrants will receive a confirmation email soon.

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Missed out on the opportunity to join us for the Marine Open House? Do join us for our intertidal walks instead!

As part of the HSBC Marine Protection Programme, Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum is organising intertidal guided walks to take students and members of the public to some of our offshore islands and explore some of the biodiversity on our shores! During these guided walks, our nature guides will show participants various forms of life including sea stars, corals, crabs, and anemones! These walks will also include a short coastal clean-up component.

These walks are fully sponsored by HSBC!

Date Time Location Target Group
1 29 April 2017 Saturday 5:45am – 10:00am Kusu Island Public
2 30 April 2017 Sunday 6:15am – 10:30am Kusu Island Public/Schools
3 14 May 2017 Sunday 5:45am – 1:00pm Pulau Semakau Public/Schools
4 15 June 2017 Thursday 6:15am – 11:30am Pulau Hantu Public/Schools
5 15 July 2017 Saturday 5:45am – 1:00pm Pulau Semakau Public/Schools
6 12 August 2017 Saturday 6:00am – 11:15am Pulau Hantu Schools

To enquire, please email nhmlearning@nus.edu.sg with the following details: a) date of the walk you are interested in, b) the number of people you would like to register for, and c) your contact number.

The Outreach and Education Unit will respond to your email within three working days.

Terms and conditions

  • Participants must be at least 13 years of age, physically fit, and able to complete a 2-3 hour slow walk.
  • Participants between 13 to 18 years of age require parental consent to participate in the programme.

Marine Open House (18 March 2017)

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Join us for a day of fun and adventure, seeking out for treasures lurking under the sea and let us take you on a learning journey of our marine world!

500 complimentary tickets are available for the day. Simply register for your tickets at https://lkcnhmmarineopenhouse.eventbrite.sg/

The Marine Open House at the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum include complimentary guided tours and public talks on marine science and conservation. Participate in our treasure hunt or come dressed as a marine animal and upload a photo of yourself onto Instagram with the hashtag #lkcnhmopenhouse, and stand to win exciting prizes!

You can also check out our brand new exhibition, “Out Of The Water”, which opens 11 March 2017!

New Exhibition: Out of the Water

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Out of the Water

Stories are our means of passing on expressions of our encounters and experiences through time. Generation after generation.

Myths are ‘misunderstandings’ of the truth; a story which is likely to be false, but was, or is, believed. Legends are often seen as historical facts, but are rarely authenticated. These myths and legends are part of what make us human. In times past, our ancestors attempted to rationalise and give meaning to events beyond their knowledge systems. Perhaps this was their way of making the unknown more known, the uncertain more certain. These narratives are the foundations that shaped our stories of mermaids, sea-dwelling monsters, and other magical animals.

In time, our storytelling methods have become more sophisticated; science has become the new narrative, as we unearth the truth of these historical narratives. Today, we are able to look at these myths and legends in a different, new light. We are able to strip away the fictitious, and analyse the fact, in order to make sense of age-old beliefs.

Undoubtedly, there are aspects that we will never truly know. It does not mean that the unknown is untrue. It is just that we do not know. In some ways, these things change, the more they remain the same. Our ignorance remains infinite.

Join us at our newest exhibition “Out of the Water”, where we look at these myths and legends in a different and new light; stripping away the fictitious and analysing the facts in order to make sense of age-old beliefs. Opens 11 March 2017 at 1pm!

From 11–19 March 2017, join us at the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum and enjoy 20% off admission tickets! Purchase your tickets here!

LKCNHM on the News: Great travel deals ignite wanderlust

The 42nd edition of the MATTA Fair in Kuala Lumpur featured a total of 1,212 booths by more than 900 exhibitors.

The Singapore Tourism Board marked its return to the fair after a three-year hiatus with a wide range of exciting travel packages.

“We’re taking the opportunity to introduce the latest attractions at the fair due to recent developments in Singapore,” said Singapore Tourism Board International Group Malaysia area director Serene Woon.

“Among them are the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, which is also featuring three sets of dinosaur fossils, and the National Gallery Singapore, the largest venue for South-East Asian art.

“The idea is not only to offer families a fun holiday, but also an enriching experience for the children so that they learn something as well,” she explained.

Read more here: http://www.thestar.com.my/metro/community/2016/09/07/great-travel-deals-ignite-wanderlust-matta-fair-records-about-110000-visitors-and-rm220mil-in-sales/

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Job Opportunity: Scientific Manager

We are looking for a Scientific Manager to join the Outreach and Education Unit (OEU).

 Description 

  1. Actively sourcing and securing customers and business for the outreach and educational programmes of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM).
  2. Actively sourcing and securing sponsorships from external organisations for the outreach and educational programmes of LKCNHM.
  3. Manage and lead the Outreach and Education Unit (OEU) to coordinate and conduct gallery tours, workshops, guided nature walks and other education and outreach programmes
  4. Manage and handle enquiries regarding the OEU
  5. Working with senior management to develop new and feasible programmes for the LKCNHM
  6. Manage and conduct existing and new education programmes
  7. Work closely with the LKCNHM Front-of-House to handle guided gallery tours
  8. Manage educational webpages on museum’s website and other advertisements on the outreach and educational programmes of LKCNHM
  9. Recruit and conduct training for volunteers and guides whenever necessary
  10. May involve participation in research work and field trips/expeditions

 

Qualifications 

  1. Preferred Master’s degree in Science from a recognised university, majoring in Biology, Zoology, Botany or equivalent.
  2. Minimum 5 years of experience as an educator (relevant experience in teaching, conducting workshops and guiding field trips), with proven leadership experience.
  3. Good knowledge of biology, nature and Singapore and Southeast Asian biodiversity.
  4. Experience in a museum or public attraction, business development, public relations and marketing experience will be an asset. Must be able to work on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays), public holidays and irregular hours as and when required.
  5. Able to work independently, possess good problem solving skills, resourceful, and crisis management skills
  6. Excellent interpersonal skills, even temperament, ability to lead and supervise effectively.
  7. Possesses ability to effectively and professionally communicate at all levels, both verbal and written wise.
  8. Demonstrated strong leadership, organizational and management skills.
  9. Demonstrated ability to handle fast paced environment with many unpredictable developments and rapid changes.

 

Job: Executive and Professional

Schedule:  Full-time – Fixed Term (Contract)

 

Application will end on 13th July 2016. Interviews will be held from end July.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
To apply, go to:  https://nuscareers.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=003L9&lang=en

Job Opportunity: SCIENTIFIC OFFICER

We are looking for a Scientific Officer to join our Outreach and Education Unit (OEU).

Description

  1. Bringing in revenue to LKCNHM through conducting outreach and educational programmes and work with Museum Development Manager to develop, secure sponsorships from external organisations and execute sponsored educational programmes. Target revenue is to cover own salary, and an additional 20% overheads for LKCNHM.
  2. Coordinate and conduct gallery tours, workshops, guided nature walks and other education and outreach programmes
  3. Assist in developing and marketing education and outreach programmes
  4. Manage enquiries, events and perform basic administrative duties
  5. Curate and maintain the museum’s teaching collection
  6. Write nature publications, including blogs
  7. May involve participation in research work and field trips/expeditions

Qualifications

  1. A Bachelor’s degree in Science from a recognised university, majoring in Biology, Zoology, Botany or equivalent.
  2. Preferably 2 years of relevant experience in teaching, conducting workshops and guiding field trips
  3. Good knowledge of biology, nature and Singapore and Southeast Asian biodiversity.
  4. Good interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
  5. Able to teach all levels of students and members of the public.
  6. Must be able to work on weekends and public holidays, and at late or very early hours.
  7. Familiarity with basic computer programmes such as Microsoft Office and Google web apps.
  8. Willing to learn and have a passion for nature and the environment.
  9. A valid Singapore driver’s license and the ability to swim proficiently will be an advantage

 

Job: Executive & Professional

Schedule: Full time – Fixed term (Contract)

Application will end on 31 May 2016. Interviews will be held from mid-June onwards.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

To apply, go to: https://nuscareers.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=00380&lang=en

Mitsubishi Nature Documenting Workshop 2016

Mistubishi Nature Documenting Workshop 2016

Would you like to be inspired by nature? Or be a naturalist for a day? If so, join us for our Documenting Nature Workshop, fully sponsored by Mitsubishi Singapore!

This three hour workshop will begin with a gallery tour focused on Singapore’s biodiversity, pioneer naturalists in Singapore, as well as the vast array of techniques used by them to document nature.

During the hands-on portion, participants will have a chance to try out some of these techniques! These include activities such as writing in a nature journal, making a scientific drawing, and creating a ‘gyotaku’ print on a reusable bag, which can be brought home!

Date: 14 May 2016

Time: 10am-1pm

Minimum age: 9 years

To register for this fully sponsored programme, please email us at nhmlearning@nus.edu.sg with the full name of participants, their ages, and contact details. Limited spots available!

Registration closes 11 May 2016.

Sponsored by:

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