Help Shedd learn about our visitors!


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Shedd Aquarium1200 S. Lake Shore DriveChicago, IL 60605


Calling all budding social scientists! This position is ideal for those with an interest in research and evaluation, museum studies, sociology, psychology, anthropology, marketing, education, learning sciences and those who want to gain practical, applied social science research skills.

Through specialized training, volunteers will be at the heart of gathering data about Shedd Aquarium’s guests. Helping us understand who they are, why they come, what engages them, what they learn, and how they connect to animals and the living world. Weekday and Weekend spots are available. Apply today to become a part of this dynamic and engaging team.

Please visit for more information, and to fill out an online application.


  • Research
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Anthropology
  • Data Entry

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Once weekly (weekday) or twice per month (weekend)

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