Time commitment: One full day (8:00 am.-6:00 p.m.) per week for a period of 6 months
Summary: Assist staff Aquarists with animal husbandry responsibilities of the New England Aquarium's exhibits, including feeding of fish, maintaining aquarium systems and other routine duties related to animal care.
- Temperate Gallery- Work within one of our most diverse galleries, with species like our Sea Dragons and our Goliath Groupers!
- Freshwater Gallery- Work within our only freshwater exhibit, with species like our Electric Eel, Piranhas, and a variety of reptiles and amphibians!
- Cold Marine Gallery - Work with our deep water species, like our Giant Pacific Octopus, Goosefish, and Atlantic Cod!
- Tropical Gallery- Work within our warmest gallery, working with species like clownfish, lionfish, cuttlefish, and more!
- Yawkey Gallery - Work with our Coral Reef Gallery, learning about Coral Reefs and their inhabitants!
- Wet Lab and Edge of the Sea - work with our tide pool touch tank animals, like our moon snails, anemones, and more!
- Interactive and Changing Exhibits- work with our shark and ray touch tank, our larval fish exhibit, and more!
- Daily care, maintenance and appearance of gallery including food preparation and feeding.
- Take and record temperatures.
- Observe fish and report unusual behaviors.
- Siphon tanks, wash sand and clean filters.
- Special projects as needed, which may include library research, net repair and exhibit building.
- Biology, marine science or animal science experience preferred.
- Previous experience with animals desired.
- This position requires physical labor.
- Applicant must be able to lift 50 pounds.
- Must be at least 18 years old.
- We also strongly recommend having a waterproof watch for this position.
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