TITLE: Penguin Husbandry Co- Op Aquarist|
REPORTS TO: Penguin Husbandry Aquarists
HOURS: Full Time Temporary, Friday- Tuesday or Thursday- Monday 8:00am-5:00pm
The New England Aquarium is seeking diverse cooperative education candidates to assist penguin staff with husbandry responsibilities including record keeping, food preparation and cleaning, supervision and training of volunteers and presentation of education programs.
TO APPLY YOU MUST:
Have been instructed to apply by the Northeastern University Biology Co-Op Coordinators
Be available to work Friday- Tuesday or Thursday- Monday, 8:00am-5:00pm
Because of the height of the water, applicants must be 5'3" or above.
•Preparing food for the penguin exhibit
•Maintaining cleanliness of penguin staff support area, food preparation area and penguin holding areas.
•Cleaning penguin exhibit including washing islands, scrubbing algae and vacuuming debris
•Feeding penguins and maintaining penguin feeding and observation records
•Supervise penguin volunteers working in the penguin exhibit
•Present educational talks about penguins from inside the exhibit
•Assist with other duties as needed
•Biology or related course work
•Experience with large animals or birds
•Public speaking skills
•Good physical health and the ability to lift 50lbs. 5'3" height minimum.
•Open Water SCUBA certification from a recognized agency - optional
•Experience in diverse employment settings
New England Aquarium is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to diversity in the workplace.
**PLEASE INCLUDE A COVER LETTER AND RESUME AS PART OF YOUR APPLICATION.**