All positions are currently filled.
Aquarist volunteers assist with husbandry related duties mostly including regular feedings of our resident marine animals. This position requires someone who has a passion for ocean conservation and environmental stewardship. Some experience necessary.
Click the link for a detailed description and information on how to apply. Aquarist Volunteer Position
Time Commitment: 9 months to 1 year
2-3 hours per day, one day per week
Age Requirement: 18 years or older
Ideally, aquarist volunteers will have an interest in marine science and conservation, basic knowledge about Southern California marine ecology, and some experience with life support systems. Main feeding responsibilities include preparing food (squid, shrimp), quantity monitoring, and target feeding. Additional duties involve monitoring water quality (temperature, water levels), wiping down tanks, and algae and salt build-up removal.
Ability to lift at least 40 lbs
Ability to climb ladders for feeding
Willingness to get wet and muddy
Ability to work independently as well as with a team
Ability to take initiative and be reliable
Ability to follow directions carefully
Interest and willingness to work with and handle marine animals
Enthusiasm and passion for environmental conservation and preservation
Basic knowledge of Southern California marine life preferred
Experience with husbandry a plus
Marine science background preferred
If interested and qualified, please fill out an application and send a resume to Kathleen Sheridan.
Be sure to list any relevant experience or knowledge.