Available Limited weekday and weekend openings
Time commitment 8:30AM to 12:30PM (1 day per week for six months)

Animals living in the New England Aquarium rely on water to keep them healthy. Our Water Quality Lab staff analyzes environmental elements for holding tanks at our Animal Care Center (located in Quincy, Massachusetts) to ensure the appropriate parameters are met to keep animals thriving.

Responsibilities:  Collect water samples from various holding and quarantine tanks. Assist with the chemical and microbiological analysis of those and other water samples under the supervision of Water Quality Technical staff. Volunteers will be utilizing several techniques to analyze salt and fresh water, including pH meters, spectrophotometers, and titrations.

Qualifications:  Basic chemistry and biology background. Previous experience in a lab helpful. Must have demonstrated ability to learn quickly and be motivated to work independently. Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Must be at least 18 years old.