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Texas State Aquarium

Bird & Mammal Internship

Internship Description • Cover daily husbandry routines as needed. • Assist in the preparation of diets and feed as directed. • Assist in the maintenance and disinfection of the Food Preparation Area. • Observe animal behavior and report unusual/abnormal behavior to supervisor. • Contribute to the maintenance and cleanliness of department service areas. • Adhere to all governmental/AZA policies regarding acquisition, husbandry, records, and animal health. • Perform related duties as assigned • Comply with a safety policies, practices, and procedures. Report all unsafe work practices to supervisor and / or Human Resources. • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals. • Perform other duties as assigned. • Answer questions from the public about training, exhibits, and TSA animal collection. • Provide exceptional guest service. • Abide by all policies and procedures outlined in the volunteer manual. • Abide by all policies and procedures outlined in the Animal Husbandry Standard Operating Procedures. • Complete projects as assigned • Perform Rescue to Rehab presentation to guests

Experience Required

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations. • Ability to write information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standard situations. • Basic personal computer skills including email, word processing, spreadsheets, graphics, etc. • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. • Basic knowledge pertaining to the husbandry of birds and mammals. • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing. • Ability to precisely follow complex instructions provided both verbally and in writing. • Ability to work evenings, weekends, holidays as required, including the ability to work a rotating shift as assigned. EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE Must be 18 years or older. A current student or a recent graduate of a four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in biology, psychology, or related field preferred. LICENSE / CERTIFICATION Valid Texas Driver’s License with insurable driving record First Aid, CPR, AED

Salary

Unpaid

How to Apply

Apply online at www.texasstateaquarium.org

Texas State Aquarium
2710 N. Shoreline
Corpus Christi, TX 78402
Phone: 3618811381

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