Shores Region Internship, Fall 2021

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Employer
The Columbus Zoological Park Association
Location
Powell, Ohio, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 04, 2021
Closes
Jun 16, 2021
Ref
2212812950
Discipline
Avian/Ornithology
Employment Type
Internship
Salary Type
Salary
Shores is divided into 5 different areas. An internship can be done in either the Aquarium, Avian, Manatee Coast, Coral or in Reptiles!

Aquarium
Majors Desired: Zoology, Marine Biology, Biology or related field

Description: The goal of this internship is to provide the student with an introduction to the aquatic zoo keeping field. General husbandry for marine bony fishes, sharks & stingrays, marine macro-invertebrates, and coral colonies will be emphasized.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting aquarium staff with preparing animal diets, cleaning and maintaining animal enclosures and exhibits, observing animals and reporting any behavioral changes, daily monitoring of filtration systems, water quality testing, upkeep of algae and cope-pod cultures, delivering educational interpretation to guests, and performing other duties as assigned.

Requirements:
• College student (2nd year or higher) or recent graduate (2 years or less).
• Interest in corals and aquatic systems preferred.
• Previous fish keeping and aquarium experience preferred.

Avian
Majors Desired: Zoology, Biology or related field

Description: The goal of this internship is to provide the student with an introduction to the zookeeping field. General husbandry for penguins and flamingos will be emphasized.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting full-time keeper staff with preparing animal diets, cleaning and maintaining animal enclosures and exhibits as well as general cleaning, observing animals and reporting any behavioral changes, delivering educational interpretation to the general public, animal enrichment, and performing other duties as assigned.
Requirements:
• Previous animal care-taking background preferred.

Manatee Coast
Majors Desired: Zoology, Marine Biology, Biology or related field

Description: The goal of this internship is to provide the student with an introduction to the aquatic zookeeping field and marine mammal rehabilitation. Husbandry for Florida manatees, marine bony fishes, stingrays, and waterfowl will be emphasized.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting zookeeper staff with preparing animal diets, cleaning and maintaining animal enclosures, exhibits, and area grounds, observing animals and reporting any behavioral changes, delivering educational interpretation to the general public, daily monitoring of filtration systems, water quality testing, manatee enrichment, and performing other duties as assigned.

Requirements
  • Previous animal caretaking background preferred.
  • SCUBA certification required.
  • Ability to pass swim test and dive skills test required.
  • Physician authorization for diving required.

Reptile
Majors Desired: Zoology, Biology or related field

Description: The goal of this internship is to provide the student with an introduction to the zookeeping field. General husbandry for non-venomous reptiles and amphibians will be emphasized.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting full-time keeper staff with preparing animal diets, cleaning and maintaining animal enclosures and exhibits as well as general cleaning, observing animals and reporting any behavioral changes, animal enrichment, delivering educational interpretation to guests, and performing other duties as assigned.
Requirements:
  • Previous reptile keeping skills and animal caretaking background preferred.


Coral
Majors Desired: Zoology, Marine Biology, Biology or related field

Description: The goal of this internship is to provide the student with an introduction to the aquatic zoo keeping field. Husbandry coral colonies will be emphasized.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting aquarium staff with preparing animal diets, cleaning and maintaining animal enclosures and exhibits, observing animals and reporting any behavioral changes, daily monitoring of filtration systems, water quality testing, upkeep of algae and cope-pod cultures, delivering educational interpretation to guests, and performing other duties as assigned.

Requirements:
• College student (2nd year or higher) or recent graduate (2 years or less).
• Interest in corals and aquatic systems preferred.
• Previous fish keeping and aquarium experience preferred.

Requirements for all areas:
  • Must be within 24 months of graduation date.
  • 3.0 or above accumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • Pre-employment TB test required.
  • Ability to balance multiple assignments successfully.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be neat in appearance and maintain courteous behavior at all times.
  • Ability to work in varied weather conditions (i.e. extreme heat, cold, rain, snow).
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends, evenings and holidays required.
  • Subject to Drug Free Workplace Policy.
  • Subject to BMV check.
  • Subject to Criminal Background check.
  • Due to the safety of our staff and animals, fully COVID-19 vaccinated individuals are strongly encouraged.

This position will require a negative 2-Step TB Test. Please keep in mind that the TB Test must either be completed prior to a COVID-19 Vaccination or administered 28 days from the last COVID-19 vaccination.

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