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Amphibian Volunteer

Assist the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Amphibian collection by supporting paid husbandry staff by preparing food and feeding animals, cleaning and maintaining exhibits, and facilitating guest interactions. Providing the highest quality of animal care, while supporting the Aquarium of the Pacific’s mission.

Pair of frogs on rock and leaf

Application closed

Some but not all animals in the collection include: frogs, toads, and salamanders.

Tasks

  • Helps to provide for the needs of all animals within the amphibian gallery and behind-the-scenes areas by assisting with exhibit cleaning and feeding.
  • Maintaining exhibit cleanliness and hygiene, as well as cleanliness of behind-the-scenes areas.
  • Maintains records, documentation, and data collection per Aquarium of the Pacific’s protocols.
  • Maintain amphibian live foods, including cleaning and feeding of live food.
  • Learn to identify abnormal behaviors and medical conditions of exhibit animals, and report back to paid staff.
  • Learn about biology and natural history of animals and be prepared to answer guest questions.
  • May assist with other projects.

Commitment

  • One shift of 5 hours once a week on a regular day of the week for 1 year.
  • Shift Availability:

    • Wednesday: 7am to 12pm
    • Saturday: 7am to 12pm
    • Sunday: 7am to 12pm

Please apply if you’re available for one or more of the listed times above, any application with availability outside of the times listed will not be considered.

Skill Requirements

  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Possess skills to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Problem solving and ability to make decisions on the spot or communicate if further assistance is required.
  • Adheres to all safety practices and protocols.
    • Fire, OSHA, USDA, USF&W, Dive, etc.
  • Ability to stand and bend, and work around wet conditions.
  • Must be willing to remain flexible as needs may change within the Mammal, Bird and Amphibian department.
  • Desire to fulfill the Mission of the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Training

  • All incoming volunteers must attend an Aquarium wide orientation, Aquarium 101 prior to start.
  • Hands-on 1:1 training will be implemented once the volunteer is onsite, and as the volunteer progresses through the program.
  • Volunteer Manual, additional reading, meetings and evaluations will continue as volunteer progresses.

Working Conditions

The Aquarium of the Pacific provides all PPE for every working condition, special requests can be made based on individual needs, including but not all:

  • Gloves
  • Boots for wet areas
  • Protective eyewear
  • Knife cutting gloves
  • Ear plugs for our bird barn
  • Etc.

Application

Applications are currently closed.

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