Love Aquariums? Aquarist Assistant Needed


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


500 Discovery ParkwayRedwood City, CA 94063
Help us put kids face to face with ocean wildlife!


The Marine Science Institute (MSI) has aquarist volunteer opportunities for experienced fish enthusiasts. Volunteers will be trained to provide daily husbandry for a diverse collection of local marine fishes and invertebrates. Gain animal husbandry experience, become familiarized with local marine animals, learn how to monitor brackish and salt water quality, and acquire valuable experience at a local non-profit.

Internship Description: Through one-on-one training, volunteers will become competent in the care and maintenance of the different aquarium exhibits located at our site. Responsibilities include but are not limited to daily food prep and feeding, exhibit cleaning, record keeping, animal health observation, water quality monitoring, collection expeditions, animal inventories, and filter maintenance procedures.

Commitment: 3 hours per day, one weekday per week, minimum of 12 weeks.

Requirements: Minimum age requirement is 18. Experience keeping aquariums, or identifying local marine species, is preferred but not required. Able to work independently and in a team, follow directions carefully and communicate effectively. Capable of lifting 40 pounds. Available to volunteer on Holidays.

Aquarium Assistants help maintain the institute's marine life systems.
Volunteers should possess a high level of maturity and accountability.

Good communication skills, problem solving and willingness to get dirty are essential.

If you are interested in this opportunity please fill out an application and email it to
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  • Animal Care / Handling

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 hours 1 day a week (M-F)
  • Weekdays only

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