EXPIRED 4/01/2024 Aquarium Aide

The Dept. of Marine Resources’ Maine State Aquarium is hiring for June to September.  Aides will reopen the Aquarium with new tanks, exhibits, and interactive displays. Positions are 32-40 hours a week including weekends and begin early June for training.  $17/hr with a minimum age of 18. Housing in Boothbay is available. June to September 32-40 hours a week including weekends beginning early June for training. $17/hr with a minimum age of 18. Housing in Boothbay is available.Aquarium Aides provide informative experiences and interactions for Aquarium visitors.

They educate on a variety of topics, such as Aquarium exhibits, Dept. of Marine Resources research, Gulf of Maine ecosystem, climate change, and community science.This includes:• Daily set-up, closing, and cleaning procedures• Provide talks within exhibit space, scheduled presentations, behind the scenes tours, outreach events, etc.• Ensure animal welfare and public safety• Staff admissions desk and sell tickets• Conduct tank maintenance, feed animals, maintain accurate logs, and observe animal behavior as needed• Maintain clean, organized public areas including outside exhibits, restrooms, and grounds• Perform other duties as assigned Requirements• Ability to give clear, concise, dynamic, positive public presentations through relevant public speaking experience• Knowledge of animal behavior and procedures for the proper care and handling of animals• Strong observation skills• Comfortable with and able to handle aquarium specimens• Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions• Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills• Ability to work in dynamic, fast paced environment and make quick decisions concerning the safety of animals and people• Demonstrate responsibility & self-initiative with minimal direction, and also ability to work in team setting• Demonstration of positive customer service skills• Must have valid driver’s license and be able to provide a certified driving record, at applicantexpense• Requires long periods of standing, climbing ladders, repeated bending, stretching or reaching; work in rough, uneven, and wet terrain; exposure to cold temperatures; handling live specimens safely and respectfully• Ability to represent DMR in professional manner• Some sales experience preferable  

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