Taxidermy is a specialized field, so there are few opportunities for part-time or summer work for students, although some larger companies hire apprentices to help with the workload. It may be possible to learn more by ordering or downloading videos and practicing with mounting kits to experience the mounting process. Other good learning opportunities include speaking to a museum taxidermist or writing to schools or associations that offer courses in taxidermy. Check with the National Taxidermists Association for upcoming conventions and seminars that are open to the public. Time spent at such an event would provide not only a solid learning experience, but also a chance to meet and mingle with the pros.
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