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Wildlife Intern

Salary: Starting at $9.00 per hour
Hours: 35 hours/week (Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm)
Dates: May 26, 2020–August 21, 2020
Mandatory Training Session: TBD (May 2020)


Current full time undergraduate students as of Spring 2020 returning as a full time student in Fall 2020.


  • Interest in working in a museum and educational environment.
  • Intern must have access to reliable transportation to perform the 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).

Application process

Please send a letter of interest as well as an updated resume to Christine Battan via email at Application materials will be accepted through Friday, February 28, 2020. Accepted applicants will be asked to attend an onsite interview. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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