Aquarium feeding specialist volunteers will work with Smithsonian aquarists to feed the animals in six large (500+ gallons) saltwater Model Ecosystem aquariums and other small tanks. Duties include weighing, cutting, measuring, feeding and stocking food items for marine fishes and invertebrates. Food items may include pellets, flakes, liquid supplements, and frozen foods such as squid, shrimp, fish and scallops. Candidates should be detail-oriented with the ability to work independently. No prior experience is required.
This position has a minimum time commitment of one day per week from 9:30am-11:30am for a minimum of three months. Shifts are available seven days a week. Minimum age is 16.
Please note that all volunteers are required to undergo fingerprinting and a background check.
- Aquarium Maintenance
- Animal Care / Handling
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 16
- 2 hours per week for 3 months
- No previous experience required, training is provided.