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Amphibians Volunteer

Assist in the care of the Aquarium’s amphibian collection by providing support to the paid Frog staff.

Maintaining a healthy population of frogs, salamanders, newts and caecilians in our exhibits helps us to fulfill our Aquarium’s mission of instilling a sense of wonder, respect and stewardship for these protected animals.

Tasks:

  • Food preparation
  • Cleaning and maintaining tanks in the gallery and amphibian holding.
  • Data collection
  • Feeding
  • Learn to identify abnormal behaviors in the animals such as lethargic, injuries, aggressiveness, bloated, etc.
  • Learn about the biology of the animals and be prepared to answer questions guest may have about them.
  • If the opportunity arises, help with quarantine and vet visits
  • Special projects that may arise which the volunteers will assist in

Commitment:

One shift of 4 hours each week for one year is required.

Skill Requirements:

  • Amphibian volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
  • Candidates that have a basic understanding of herpetology husbandry as well as a background in horticulture are preferred but we will consider other candidates that are willing to learn.
  • Need to be able to climb stairs and ladders, lift 50 lbs, and not mind getting dirty/wet in a chilled environment.

Training:

Aquarium 101 is mandatory prior to starting as an Amphibian volunteer. There will be one-on-one training with the Amphibian staff, but most training will be with the paid staff that will be with you on the day that you volunteer.

Working Conditions:

Much of your day will be spent in the Frogs Gallery. Also, some work will be conducted in all the back-up areas associated with the Amphibians. All of these areas are off limits to the general public without prior consent of your supervisor. These locations have several inherent safety issues and operational hazards which will be covered in your training

Application:

Thank you for your interest, but we are not accepting applications for this position at this time. Please check back later.