The New England Aquarium’s Rescue & Rehabilitation team responds to and provides medical care to stranded sea turtles. The primary responsibilities for this position will include; performing husbandry duties in the sea turtle hospital, training volunteer teams, providing care and treatments to cold-stunned sea turtles, responding to hotline calls when appropriate, managing the stranding database, and other administrative tasks.
This position works out of the New England Aquarium’s Animal Care Center at the Quincy Shipyard in Quincy MA. Employees are required to find their own transportation to the facility. Free parking is available.
New England Aquarium has implemented comprehensive safety protocols for employees and visitors to minimize the risk of COVID-19 exposure. As a member of our team, you will be provided with the training and resources needed to ensure a safe and rewarding experience.
- This a 3-month, temporary position.
- The schedule will be 24-30 hours per week: Every Monday and Wednesday and every other weekend Saturday and Sunday. Flexibility in schedule is strongly preferred from all candidates.
- Supervise and train volunteers and interns in daily husbandry activities.
- Provide husbandry and care for animals collected through the Rescue Program.
- Assist with and perform health assessments and medical procedures on animals, including restraint.
- Respond to stranding calls as appropriate; respond to the public through “Hotline” coverage and provide “on-call” support as necessary.
- Assist with reporting requirements and other administrative responsibilities as necessary.
- Maintain records and databases.
- Assist with post mortem exams of sea turtles.
- Administer medical therapy as prescribed by Veterinarian.
Education & Experience
- Bachelor’s degree with a focus in biology, marine science, or zoology.
- A valid drivers’ license, an acceptable driving record and comfortable driving larger non-commercial vehicles are all required.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
- Experience with cold-stunned sea turtles preferred.
- Veterinary Technician skills preferred including wound care, injections, drawing blood, and other basic clinical procedures.
- Employees must have a valid drivers’ license, an acceptable driving record, and comfortable driving larger non-commercial vehicles if necessary.
- Ability to work on rough terrain during inclement weather, stand for long periods of time, lift up to 50lbs from the floor, bend, stoop and reach comfortably.