Husbandry Volunteer Positions

Adventure Aquarium has a limited number of volunteer positions in Husbandry. These positions have specific requirements and the application review process can be competitive due to the large number of applications we receive.

NOTE: Applications for all Husbandry positions are accepted at any time. Applicants will be contacted only when positions become available and supervisors begin reviewing applications. 

Qualified volunteers assist biologists in their daily routine of maintain animal exhibits and holding systems. Duties will include exhibit cleaning and maintenance, diet preparation, behavior observations and record keeping.

Husbandry volunteer positions currently include:

  • Fish and Invertebrate Volunteer

  • Bird and Mammal Volunteer

  • Water Quality Lab Volunteer

Requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older

  • Willing to make a one year commitment (no short-term positions)

  • Volunteer a minimum of 2 days each month on permanent days (i.e. 1st and 3rd Sundays or 2nd and 4th Tuesdays), starting at 7:30 am each day

  • Be reliable, patient, and willing to learn

  • Willing to handle raw fish/meat, feeder mice and insects

  • Be in good health and capable of performing strenuous and/or heavy physical labor, including lifting 50 pounds

  • Willing to rake, sweep, squeegee, shovel, and clean windows

  • Able to climb and have good balance

  • Able to stand for long periods of time and enjoy being wet and dirty

  • Have no history of allergies related to animals or plants, which might interfere with ability to work

Husbandry volunteer positions may involve exposure to inclement weather, dust, potentially dangerous and unpredictable animal species, potentially dangerous machinery, restraint devices, toxic chemicals and/or drugs. Occasional use of protective clothing or equipment is required (i.e., goggles, mask, gloves, and gowns).

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