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Creature Care Volunteer Position

Department: Exhibit and Public Programs

Position Summary:  Members of the Creature Care Team will be responsible for the care and feeding of the Museum’s wide array of live exhibits including snakes, lizards, frogs, insects and other arthropods and fish.  They will collaborate with Museum staff to create and implement a daily schedule of animal husbandry and oversight. Duties include checking on and recording animal health and general condition, enclosure temperature and humidity, and other conditions according to animal care protocols; feeding and watering animals; keeping enclosures clean and glass surfaces clear for visitor viewing; and doing some animal food preparation.

Skills and Abilities:

  • A passion for caring for live animals, particularly those listed above
  • Detail oriented
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of amphibians, reptiles, insects, stickleback fish, and/or insects and other arthropods preferred

Training Required:  Creature Care Team members will receive on the job training. A one-time 4 hour general Museum orientation is required of all volunteers [Saturdays, Feb. 16th 9-1, March 16th 9-1).  

Available Shifts:

  • One shift 8:30am - 10am daily
  • Monday, Weds, Thurs, Fri available

Time Commitment: 
One two-hour shift per week.  A one-year commitment is required for all Creature Care Team members.

Age Requirement: 16 years minimum

Background check will be required for all volunteers.
This will be a fun and exciting position for those who enjoy working with interesting animals.


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