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  • Avian Husbandry Fall Internship

    Guest hr@alaskasealife.org
    • Employer: Alaska SeaLife Center
      Location: Seward, Alaska
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 08/12/2023
      Open Until Filled: Yes


    Avian Intern will be tasked with basic seabird and waterfowl care and husbandry techniques.
    Intern will assist in the daily care and maintenance of the Center’s Alaskan seabird collection
    and exhibit. This position also participates in daily educational talks and/or tours. During this
    internship, 10 hours per week will be spent assisting the Interpretation team to deliver informal
    front of house education. Under guidance of avian staff, the Intern will be trained and expected
    to perform the essential duties.


    Essential Duties:

    Perform daily animal diet preparations and routine cleaning of seabird exhibits,
    waterfowl enclosures and work areas.

     Record daily observations and note the health and condition of the exhibit birds –
    noting changes in behavior and appearance throughout the breeding season.

    Work in an outdoor exhibit with moderate to strenuous physical activity, lifting up to 50

     Lead daily Keeper chats and tours.

     Maintain computer records and data.

    Assist in habitat maintenance and breeding season preparations.

    Assist the avian staff in current research projects and data collection.

    Interpret all of the Alaska SeaLife Center’s static and live animal exhibits housing marine
    mammals, birds, fish, and invertebrates. Help maintain the physical appearance of
    manned exhibits and deliver announcements over the public address system.

    Present briefings, lectures, presentations, multi-media shows, structured and
    impromptu talks, and guided tours on all of the Alaska SeaLife Center’s static and live
    animal exhibits by learning to employ appropriate interpretive techniques and devices
    geared to the characteristics and interest of particular audiences.


    Other Skills and Abilities:

    Ability to be organized, self-motivated, and possess a strong desire to see the completion of projects.
    Physical Requirements:
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to
    successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made
    to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Ability to swim; see and hear; move about; stoop, kneel, and crouch; use arms and hands; handle
    objects, tools, and controls; and sit. Ability to lift and move 50 pounds.


    Internship Dates: September 13, 2023 - December 9, 2023

    Open Until Filled

    Unpaid Internship / Housing Provided

    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and letter of recommendation.

    A background check will be conducted on any potential intern.

    Accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums

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