Safe and fun environment to work and enhance learning around people with similar interests.
Youth Interpretor (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – May 27, 2015
A typical day would be showing up to work and checking in. Before we head out to the floor to interoperate, we go through a briefing activity to inform the interperaters about everything that is going on in the aquarium that day and future upcoming events. Then we head out to the floor for the day and answer guest's questions or help them with anything they need. After the day is over, we do a debriefing meeting and check out. I have learned so much from working at the Seattle Aquarium. I have learned how to communicate with guests without speaking to them disrespectfully, how to present myself in public in a way that people will respect me, and look professional so I can be taken seriously. The Seattle Aquarium is full of people who all have similar interests to my own, which makes the environment where I always am able to learn new things and enhance my abilities. The only hard part about this job is remembering facts about the animals. There are a lot of animals which means there is a lot of facts to know, however at the Seattle Aquarium there is no pressure to remember everything and it is okay to say "I don't know" sometimes. The best part about my job is the fact that I am around amazing people all day who all share a similar interest to me and that I get to hang out with marine animals all day.
Long breaks, discounted lunches (if we buy lunch), free entrance to the aquarium on off days, always learning and enriching guests, get to hang around animals