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Animal Care Intern

Bolsa Chica Conservancy
Bolsa Chica Conservancy
Employment Types:
Intern
Locations:
Huntington Beach, CA, USA
Posted on:
03/30/2022

Reports To: Jeannette Bush

Duties and Responsibilities:  Handle all animal care responsibilities of Reptiles and Aquaria; including but not limited to: Feedings, feeding schedules, upkeep of tanks and enclosures, socialization of species ***must be comfortable with feeding our reptiles live mice and crickets  Make feeding supply purchases at local pet stores (supply and mileage reimbursements will be made at the end of each month; company credit card also available for use of feeding supply purchases)  Coordinate the Public Feeding Days every Saturday at 12pm in the Interpretive Center  Maintain salt water aquaria water quality by performing weekly water tests  Assist with animal care and water testing responsibilities at the WOW bus  Dust and maintain all interpretive center displays weekly and maintain lab area cleanliness and tidiness  Assist with interpretive center display improvement, including but limited to the discovery drawer project  Lead guided tours, service events, and education events  Attend and represent the Bolsa Chica Conservancy for scheduled outreach events  Perform hosting duties at the Interpretive Center when necessary, including general upkeep of Interpretive Center like sweeping and emptying trash cans  Assist in annual events such as the annual gala, coastal clean-up day, Fourth of July Brunch, and Earth Day Festival *the annual gala requires all day, mandatory attendance  Participate in cross training, team building, and staff meetings  Perform tasks as necessary and assigned

Position Requirements  B.A. or B.S. in Natural Sciences or related field of study; or enrollment at a Junior College or University in Natural Sciences or related field of study  Long-term session: Minimum of 500 hours completed by end of internship period  Short-term session: minimum of 240 hours completed by end of internship period

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