Interesting working experience
Visitor Programs Interpretive Aide (Current Employee) – baltimore, md – February 17, 2014
Engaging with thousands of visitors on a daily basis, teaching them about the variety of animals we have. Participating in Animal Encounters, giving the visitors a meet and greet with an animal or two. It is truly a great place to work when you are talking with the visitors answering questions, making their day a little better. I have learned so much in my time at the aquarium, i absorbed so much from them about animal care, and husbandry. I've learned how to give presentations and handle a variety of animals. Some of my co-workers are like family. when i started it was like i was leaving home to not head to work, but to head to my second home. I had so much pride in it, and loved to show people my home, tell them what they were going to find. It was great! The hardest part of the job is not only running around, dealing with unhappy people, but dealing with change. New executives come in and want to change everything, making it hard to adjust turning a second home into a corporate mad house. The most enjoyable part of the job is playing with the dolphins or having your own personal behind the scene encounter with an animal you never touched...like an octopus or dolphin or shark. It is amazing when you have co-workers who are willing to share something special as a play session with an animal they work with every day.
awesome animal experiences
corporate take over, healthcare, no job security, under paid