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Aquarium Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine

Our Aquarium hosts marine and freshwater animals from all over Maine. Some animals include sea stars, lumpfish, and turtles. Volunteers will help with programs or animal care.

Position Summary

Volunteers can help in one or more of the areas listed:

Helping with programs:

  • Learn about museum education
  • Support interactive, animal programs
  • Develop a new program with Aquarium staff as training allows

Helping with aquarium and animal care:

  • Learn about tank cleaning and maintenance
  • Check water quality
  • Discuss results with Aquarium staff
  • Learn about the animal health and safety, including
  • Feeding and enrichment
  • Filter maintenance

Position Requirements

Required skills:

  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Background check required for anyone 18 years old or older
  • Follow Museum & Theatre COVID safety guidelines
  • Engage respectfully with everyone
  • Passion for working with children
  • Strong communication skills

Preferred skills (one of the following):

  • Experience in hands-on aquarium maintenance
  • Experience with fish, amphibian, or reptile care
  • Experience leading interactive animal programs

Time Commitment

  • Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9-11 or 1:30-3:30
  • Minimum 2 hours a week for a minimum of 3 months
  • Training and onboarding: 4 hours

Working Conditions

  • Masks must be worn during required sessions
  • Comfortable helping in noisy environments (ear protection will be provided if needed)
  • Comfortable helping in a busy environment
  • Seating can be made available
  • Will use toxic chemicals
  • Will use sharp knives

Benefits

  • Receive 2 person membership after 25 hours of service volunteers
  • Receive 4 museum passes annually
  • Receive 4 theatre tickets annually
  • Ongoing training opportunities
  • Free Parking

The Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine is an equal opportunity employer. We prioritize diversity amongst our team and leadership, and we strongly encourage people of all traditionally marginalized identities to apply. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state, or federal laws.

We are committed to making our facilities and programs accessible and safe for all members of our community, staff, and volunteers. We are actively working to increase accessibility and usability of our website, building, and educational activities. Supervisors work collaboratively with employees to make accommodations and modifications to accommodate the employee’s needs, including physical changes, assistive technologies, accessible communications, and policy enhancements. In doing so, we adhere to the available standards and guidelines and, in many cases, go beyond the guidelines to uphold our philosophy that our staff should have a safe and welcoming work environment where they can learn and grow. For a full description of our facility’s accessibility, please visit: www.kitetails.org/accessibility

Please see our website to apply. Please email questions to volunteer@kitetails.org.

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Fee Amount: None

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About Idealist.org

Location:

389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.

Description

Idealist is a leading online global resource for finding jobs in the nonprofit sector, as well as volunteer opportunities and graduate school programs for social impact.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

250 Thompsons Point RoadPortland, ME 04102

(43.65074,-70.29087)
 

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