Scales and Tails Exotic Pet store/Educational Center is offering an exciting internship opportunity with the Aquarium/ herpetology team. Interns will work with aquarist and keepers to gain experience on all aspects of animal husbandry as it relates to the animal’s physiological and psychological well-being, and for the general maintenance of enclosures, habitats, and aquariums. Learn The ideal candidate for this position should be seeking a career in the animal care field and enjoy working in a team environment.
Assists Keepers and Team leads with the daily husbandry of assigned animals.
Facilitates formal and informal public presentations to engage guests and provide a positive guest experience.
Actively observes animals’ behavior.
Prepares daily diets and maintains accurate records of assigned animals.
Appropriately cleans/disinfects assigned animal enclosures/habitats according to written protocols and supported by keepers and team leads.
Completes a special project covering observations, research, enrichment or another area of interest.
If selected, the candidates are will be scheduled 10-19 hours per week and the program spans 10-12 weeks. Some travel may be required. Start and end dates are flexible.
All applicants must have completed their 1st year at an accredited college or university and include a resume and cover letter as one document with their application.
Work Environment:While performing the duties, the intern frequently works in outside weather conditions. The intern is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, chemicals and vibration.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to lift at least 50 lbs.
Ability to work in environmental conditions
Ability to stand for long periods of time
Ability to climb stairs, kneel, and squat
Must have the ability to work independently and be self-motivated.
Prefer candidates that are pursuing a degree in a Biology related field.
Must commit to a schedule.
Must pass a background check
Must have valid drivers license
May be subject to random drug screening
Must have strong communication skills and be comfortable engaging a diverse audience.
Willingness to work weekends, irregular hours and be available based on special needs/circumstances.