Apply now for: Spring 2014, Summer 2014
Time commitment: At Least Two Full Days Per Week (8:00am - 6:00pm)
Assist staff Aquarists with animal husbandry responsibilities of the New England Aquarium's exhibits, including feeding of fish, maintaining aquarium systems and other routine duties related to animal care. Placements include: Temperate Gallery, Freshwater Gallery, Cold Marine Gallery, Tropical Gallery, Wet Lab/Tidepool, Yawkey Gallery, and the West Wing (including the Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank).
Duties/responsibilities include but are not limited to: Daily care, maintenance and appearance of gallery including food preparation and feeding. Take and record temperatures. Observe fish and report unusual behaviors. Siphon tanks, wash sand and clean filters. Special projects as needed, which may include library research, net repair and exhibit building.
Qualifications: Biology, marine science or animal science major preferred. Previous experience with animals desired. This position requires physical labor. Applicant must be able to lift 50 pounds.
Special Instructions: Please list in your cover letter your preferred placement sites. Choose from: Temperate Gallery, Freshwater Gallery, Cold Marine Gallery, Tropical Gallery, Wet Lab/Tidepool.