Touch Tank Greeter/Attendant

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Buttonwood Park Zoo

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Position Title: Touch Tank Greeter/Attendant

Department: Education

Supervisor: Volunteer Services Manager/Curator of Education

Position Summary:
Buttonwood Park Zoo is seeking a dynamic and engaging person to join our education volunteer team! Touch Tank Greeters/Attendants teach Zoo visitors about local sea creatures and provide an interactive guest experience at Buttonwood Park Zoo’s Touch Tank. Volunteer shifts are available, Monday-Friday 9:30am-11:30am or 1pm-3pm, Saturday-Sunday 9:30am-12:00pm or 1pm-3:30pm. You must commit to at least 2 shifts per month.


  • Applicants must be comfortable with public speaking to small groups of guests and zoo camps.
  • Applicants must be comfortable engaging with guests of all ages.
  • Applicants must exhibit consistent professional characteristics such as a positive attitude, ability to listen to instruction, ability to show initiative, emotional maturity and self-responsibility.
  • Applicants must work well as part of a team as well as independently.

This Opportunity is GOOD for People Who are:

  • Interested in conservation education
  • Comfortable with public speaking
  • Comfortable interacting with guests

Intern Requirements:

  • At least 15 years old
  • Provide proof of negative TB Test within the last 12 months before start date
  • Able to commit to upholding all Zoo safety and personnel policies, and support the overall mission
  • Able to professionally represent the Buttonwood Park Zoo in all interactions with visitors, staff, and other members of the community.

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About Buttonwood Park Zoo


425 Hawthorn St, New Bedford, MA 02740, US

Mission Statement

The Buttonwood Park Zoo creates experiences for exploring and enjoying the natural world. The Buttonwood Park Zoological Society (BPZS) is a private, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3), nonprofit corporation founded in 1969. BPZS’ mission is to support the Buttonwood Park Zoo in creating experiences for exploring and enjoying the natural world.


For a 120 years, we have been proud to be part of the New Bedford community as the 12th oldest zoo in the United States. Our mission is to create experiences for exploring and enjoying the natural world. We hope to offer families an opportunity to learn the importance animals play in our world. For many of our animals, the Zoo offers them a home because of injuries that occurred in the wild.

As an AZA accredited zoo, we strive to provide our animals, guests and staff the best experience possible. Through our conservationefforts and awareness programs, we try to lead our community by example.

Go wild, explore us here at and we hope to see you at the Zoo soon!

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


425 Hawthorn StNew Bedford, MA 02740



  • General Education
  • Youth Services
  • Environmental Education
  • STEM




  • Must be at least 15
  • Must commit to at least 2 shift per month

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