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Volunteers Needed

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

Apply Now! Conservation Volunteer

Monday-Friday, 1 full day or 2 half days per week for a period of 6 months

Morning and/or afternoon availability from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Summary: The New England Aquarium’s Conservation Department aims to integrate scientific information, public outreach and policy initiatives to effect lasting change in the ocean environment.  Our work involves extensive web-based research and report writing, which must be thoroughly and accurately documented.  This position will assist the Conservation Department with organization of their computer based library, a collection of downloaded reports and journal articles.  This position is an excellent opportunity for an individual majoring in library science or a related field.  The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, self-directed and able to successfully design and implement an organizational system for the library. 


  •      Organize an extensive collection of PDFs stored on a shared network
  •      Navigate existing Endnote files to extract relevant information in order to incorporate files into new organizational system
  •      Categorize PDF files based on topic/subject matter preferably in manner easily accessed within Windows 7
  •      Represent the Conservation Department in a professional manner when interacting with other departments
  •      Perform other position related duties as assigned


  •      Must be willing to sign a non-disclosure agreement due to access to proprietary information.
  •      Proficient in Windows 7, Microsoft programs, Endnote, and Adobe
  •      Familiarity with the principles and procedures necessary for computer-based recordkeeping preferred
  •      Familiarity and understanding of archival description and representation preferred
  •      Professionalism and comfort working independently in an office environment are required
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Volunteers needed through 12/31/2019

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