Share Shedd stories this Summer!


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


Shedd Aquarium1200 S. Lake Shore DriveChicago, IL 60605


Do you enjoy interacting with a diverse group of people? Are you passionate about the natural world? Are you ready to learn, and teach, new things? We are looking for you!

We're currently looking for Summer Interpretation volunteers! In this short-term, summer-only position, volunteers build excitement and help create special Shedd moments by engaging guests with relevant animal information and providing great customer service for audiences of various backgrounds. Summer Interpreters engage with guests in high-traffic areas outside and inside the aquarium building, facilitating hands-on activities and touch pool experiences.


  • Age 12+ (ages 12-15 must volunteer with an adult)
  • Able to volunteer once a week on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday from 9am-3pm.
  • Available for an in-person interview at Shedd prior to April 29th
  • Able to attend mandatory trainings on May 19th and May 20th, both days from 9am-4pm.

Are you ready to join us? Apply online at


  • Public Speaking
  • General Education
  • Customer Service
  • People Skills
  • Environmental Education
  • Teaching / Instruction

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 12
  • Orientation or Training
  • Weekly on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday from 9am-3pm
  • Mandatory trainings will be held on May 19th and May 20th from 9am-4pm.

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