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The Aquarist Intern will assist in the proper care of the animal collection, including environmental requirements, nutrition, and the maintenance and appearance of all exhibits under the direct supervision of the Intern Supervisor or staff Aquarists. Intern will assist in maintaining all department protocols, adhering to policies and fulfilling daily responsibilities assigned in supporting exhibits and operations. Each intern will also develop an Independent Project under the guidance of the Intern Supervisor. Once the topic of interest is defined, interns will develop the project, write a project report and give an oral presentation to aquarium staff. Internships will be a preferred commitment of 20-32 hour per week (16 hour minimum) work schedule, we anticipate this internship running end of May/ beginning of June through August, based on applicant’s availability. This is a non-paid internship and no housing is offered. Essential Duties: Must have an interest in, and be willing to learn about aquarium keeping and the biology of the inhabitants at the Downtown Aquarium, should be fairly agile with the ability to climb on top of tanks and up ladders, must be willing to get wet, perform “dirty” jobs and handle fish, squid, shrimp, etc., will be performing similar tasks to staff Aquarists (water changes, tank cleaning, and food preparation)Requested Job Requirements: Ability to lift 50+ lbs, ability to work shifts between 7:00 AM-3:00 PM, for 4-8 hour shifts, 3-4 days per week (including weekends and holidays), current CPR and SCUBA certified. Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume and 3 references to Zack at ZBarnes@ldry.com by April 5th.
Downtown Aquarium DenverDenver, CO
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