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About the Position
Position # 1571
OrganizationShaw Centre for the Salish Sea
Position Aquarist Assistant - Aquarist Department
Location 9811 Seaport Place, Sidney, BC, Canada
Impact Statement Our mission is to create experiences that engage people to learn about, explore and conserve the Salish Sea Bioregion – its wildlife, waters, land, culture, and people.
Description We have a volunteer aquarist position to help behind-the-scenes on Monday mornings from 8/8:30 for up to 3 hours. Aquarist Assistants help our Animal Care Team to ensure we showcase our live exhibits and marine creatures to the best standards at all times. You'll prepare Artemia (sea monkeys), prep food, and help feed the critters. Must be mature, RELIABLE, able to lift 20lbs, and can climb a ladder. This is a fantastic opportunity for volunteers who would like to get hands-on experience with the care of Salish Sea creatures. Must be at least 16 years old to fulfill this role.
Training Details All training will be provided
Working Conditions Volunteers must be relatively fit, able to climb ladders, lift up to 20 lbs, and work in confined spaces. Working with live animals requires candidate to demonstrate attention to detail, reliability and responsibility.
Minimum Duration 7 - 12 months
Timing Weekday - Daytime
Time Detail Approximately 2-3 hours per shift from 8:30 AM, every Monday.
Age 16+
Ideal for An Individual
Transportation On a bus route
Area(s) of Interest Animals/Pets, Gardening/Environment
Skill(s) Communicate in Plain Language, Systems Thinking, Time Management, Accountability, Maintaining Equipment
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website http://www.salishseacentre.org
Email Send an Email Message
Contact Amanda LeSergent
Phone 2506657511
Address 9811 Seaport Place Sidney, V8L 4X3


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