I was wondering if anyone here knew anything about how one goes about getting a job as a scientific assistant/curator's assistant or any such thing at a natural history museum. I'm taking some time off the academic track after graduation this year and am looking for somewhere to work, and as I love museums and my B.S. is in geology, I figured natural history museums were a good target.
My question is this: what's the protocol? If they don't post a specific job I want, can I e-mail them anyhow and ask? Who should I e-mail -- curators, human resources, someone else? I think my background's sufficient, considering that it's pretty much exactly what a job of this sort at the AMNH was asking for.
Anyhow, sorry for dumping things like this in here again (I posted before about graduate school questions), but TONMO forumites seemed like a likely lot to be involved with natural history museums in some capacity or other. Thanks very much.