Exhibit Fabrication: Molding & Casting/Production Intern:
Apply now for: Closed
Time commitment: 2-4 full days per week (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)
New England Aquarium is looking for help creating the artificial habitat for their new Indo-Pacific Reef Community Tank. The primary task will be assisting in producing the realistic plastic coral reproductions for the exhibit. Interns will work both collaboratively with the design team staff and independently once trained to produce silicone molds of corals, casting corals, and final installation in the Aquarium exhibit space. The regular workspace will be at the NEAQ exhibit workshop studio in Charlestown.
-Work with design team staff to produce molds of corals
-Help create plastic reproductions
-Maintain safe & organized workspaces
-Be able to work independently on tasks
-Assist with other various project tasks when necessary
-Demonstrate understanding/experience producing rubber molds, specifically pour molds, brush-on, multi-part molds, mother mold/jacket production.
Transferrable skills include -Sculpture, ID, Foundry, Casting, Moldmaking, working with plastics, working with building/construction materials, Ceramics, Jewelry Casting, Glass
-Demonstrate understanding/experience with casting various materials, including but not limited to plastics, resins, etc
-Able to interpret reference materials to produce life like corals
-Excellent communication skills, collaborative approach to tasking, and flexibility required
-Adhere to safety protocols and employees guidelines in workshop and with power tools
-Able to lift and carry 50 lbs
-Able to reliably transport oneself to the Charlestown facility
-Preferred but not required: experience with fiberglass &/or carpentry
*Please Note: This shop uses polyester resins, fiberglass, urethanes, wood, etc. All safety equipment and precautions are provided
The New England Aquarium’s mission is to protect the blue planet through hands-on programs, live animal and interactive exhibits, public lectures and forums, and research and conservation projects.
This mission is fulfilled through exhibits, and through education, conservation and research programs. Exhibits showcase the diversity, importance, and beauty of aquatic life and habitats, and highlight critical aquatic conservation issues. Programs emphasize species, habitats, and issues critical to New England. The Aquarium is also a pioneer in marine animal rescue and a leading ocean conservation organization with research scientists working around the globe.
The New England Aquarium serves as a responsive community resource that attracts and involves the broadest possible audience; seeks a culturally diverse staff and governing board that reflect our community; adheres to the highest standards of animal stewardship; and is committed to delivering the highest quality visitor experience in a welcoming and enjoyable manner that evokes wonder, curiosity, understanding, caring and action.