Intern
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Company:
Alligator Attraction LLC
Location:
Madeira Beach, FL, USA
Job Posted:
14 days ago

Intern

The Aquarist internship program is designed to be a hands-on learning experience working with the saltwater and freshwater fish. Interns are expected to assist and work with the aquarist staff with daily husbandry of fish, elasmobranchs and invertebrates. This also includes water quality, life support systems, food prep and guest interactions. Applicants should have a strong interest in marine life and marine husbandry care.
Internship functions include, but are not limited to:
Performing opening and closing routines.
Performing daily care, food prep and feeding of animals.
Assisting with maintenance of animal habitats.
Maintaining water chemistries and quality.
Making animal observations.
Assisting with record keeping.
Making and distributing animal enrichment
Assisting with guest interactions.
Qualifications:
High school diploma or GED required.
Applicants currently pursuing a degree in any of the biological or life sciences are preferred.
Potential academic credit may be available subject to program eligibility requirements.
Possess a sincere desire to work with both animals and guests.
Excellent communication and customer relations skills.
Ability to effectively work independently and within a team.
Must be able to multi-task.
Must have the ability to follow specific instructions and also be comfortable self-directing.
Ability to communicate ideas and contribute effectively.
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Required Availability:
Must be able to commit to a 14 week internship.
Must be able to commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week, with 30 hours per week preferred.
The schedule is ten-hour days (7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) with one weekend day of availability required.
Physical Abilities:
Must have physical endurance for long high volume days and be able to stand/walk for long periods of time.
Must be able to lift 50 pounds and move heavy objects. This is a paid internship.