Houston Museum of Natural Science
Salary: Starting at $9.00 per hour
Hours: 35 hours/week
(Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4p.m.)
Dates: May 28, 2019–August 16, 2019
Mandatory Training Session: May 11, 2019 8 a.m.
Current full time undergraduate students as of Spring 2019 returning as a full time student in Fall 2019.
- Interest in working in a museum and educational environment.
- Intern must have access to a reliable vehicle to perform the essential functions of the job
- Intern must be comfortable handling live animals including snakes, lizards, frogs, rats, cockroaches and have the ability to lift heavy objects (40 lbs).
- Must be organized, detail-oriented, reliable and ready to ask questions.
- Must have a positive attitude and show strong initiative.
- Previous experience in caring for a variety of animals and aquariums.
- Experience in public presentations an advantage.
Responsibilities include the following:
- Assist in the coordination and care of a wide range of small native and exotic animals on a daily basis including reptiles, amphibians, birds, small mammals, fish, marine invertebrates, insects and arachnids. This work involves feeding and handling animals and cleaning cages.
- Maintain a clean and organized animal facility as well as accurate records of daily animal care and observations.
- Maintain classroom and exhibit hall aquaria/terraria.
- Present wildlife talks to small groups of summer camp students using live education animals. (Additional training will be provided.)
- Run errands to purchase and pick up required animal food and supplies through local vendors which may require the use of personal vehicle (mileage reimbursed).
Please send a letter of interest as well as an updated resume to Christine Battan via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application materials will be accepted through Thursday, February 28, 2019. Accepted applicants will be asked to attend an onsite interview.