Apply now for: January and Spring 2015
Time commitment: At Least Two Full Days Per Week (8:00am - 6:00pm)

Summary:

The Aquarist Intern position will assist staff with basic husbandry responsibilities of the New England Aquarium’s offsite holding facility in Quincy, MA, which cares for animals being quarantined and/or awaiting exhibit display. From sharks to corals to endangered shorebirds, working at the NEAq’s Animal Care Center presents an opportunity to care for a very diverse group of species, both small and large systems.

Responsibilities:

·         Daily care, maintenance, and appearance of the facility, plus a significant amount of cleaning to maintain the quarantine environment

·         Additional responsibilities include food preparation and surface feedings, cleaning filters, maintaining records, organizing dry storage

·         Assisting with the transport of animals, and providing support to divers

·         Special projects as needed, such as online research or local salt marsh collecting


Qualifications: 

·         Strong interest in biology and marine science, previous experience with animals preferred

 

·         This position requires physical labor, must be able to lift 40 lbs and be at least 18 years old

 

·         Applicant must be able to work independently and as a team

 

·         Ability to take and carry out multiple instructions in a timely manner

 

·         Be comfortable working with live foods such as crickets and black worms, as well as handling deceased animals

 

·         Scuba certification helpful 

*Note: you must have your own transportation because this program is offsite at our Animal Care Center in Quincy, MA.