Apply now for: Fall 2013 (apply by July 1, 2013)
Time commitment: 3 Days Per Week (8:00am - 6:00pm)
Assist staff Aquarists with animal husbandry responsibilities of the New England Aquarium's Penguin Colony, which includes African, Rockhopper and Little Blue penguins.
Responsibilities: Prepare food for penguins and the Giant Ocean Tank. Maintain food preparation area. Clean the penguin exhibit and support area, including washing islands, scrubbing algae/guano. Feed penguins and record daily intake for individual birds. Maintain observation records.
Qualifications: Biology, marine science or animal science major preferred. Previous experience with animals desired. This position requires physical labor including crawling, lifting, bending, reaching, rock climbing and scrubbing. This position involves heavy cleaning duties. Requires standing in 50-60 degree F water for at least 5-6 hours. Because of the physical demands, this position may be difficult for people with active or former knee injuries. Applicant must be able to lift 50 pounds, and must be at least 5'4" in order to stand in the exhibit. Wool socks are recommended.
Please Note: In general, research proposals will not be accepted.