Mike's Astro Photos
Aug.31 2009

Meteorite Hunters Wanted

by , under Mason Dixon Meteor

Meteorite hunters wanted!

Meteorite hunters wanted!

Currently seeking candidates for Meteorite Hunter and Team Leader positions.

A successful Mason Dixon Meteorite Hunter will:

  • be a hardworking, fair minded, determined, persistent, patient and honest person with good moral character
  • enjoy nature and being outside
  • have attention to detail
  • have no criminal record (no felonies)
  • be polite and respectful to the locals,
  • not use foul language, litter, or use alcohol or drugs while in the fieldĀ  (if you smoke keep it in the car)
  • No experience necessary, we will train you on the job.

As a Meteorite Hunter you will be responsible for searching fields and farm land for meteorites. You will be required to keep track of your search areas on custom maps provided to you and report back to your team leaders regarding search progress. No special equipment or skills are required. If you have a good pair of eyes and an able body you can find meteorites.

Team Leaders will possess the same qualifications as Meteorite Hunters but will have added responsibilities. As a Team Leader you will:

  • manage the relationship with the landowner: when needed request permission to search, educate the land owner about meteorites, provide land owner with search updates, and notify them when you arrive and leave the property;
  • be assigned specific search areas, you will be responsible for managing these areas, determining when fields will be available for search, determining the window of opportunity before the land is tilled and ultimately making sure that the land in your area is thoroughly searched.
  • you will be responsible for recruiting and managing meteorite hunters, organizing and scheduling search parties, coordinating efforts etc.

These positions are volunteer based and should be applied for purely for the fun and excitement of it (however there are other perks). For immediate consideration and more information please contact mike.hankey@gmail.com


1 Comment for this entry

  • Mark

    I don’t see any mention of needing a working knowledge of The Force. Would that be part of the training? …. Is that slave-driver, Yoda, behind all of this???


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