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ORGANIZATION: Great Explorations Children's Museum

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Junior Caretakers

The Junior Caretaker roll is for those who are just beginning their journey in animal care.

This position requires a great deal of attention to detail and patience. Our living collection is very important to the museum and must be cared for with great respect. Junior caretakers will look to Senior caretakers for direction and improvement.

Responsibilities include:

  • Delivering diets that have been prepared by senior caretakers.
  • Cleaning outside tank glass and plexiglass viewing screens.
  • Misting reptiles.
  • Deep cleaning under direction of senior caretakers.
  • Washing dirty dishes.
  • Assisting with Weigh Day; collecting weights and lengths for collection.
  • Assisting with Critter Encounters as needed / requested.

Senior Caretakers

The Senior Caretaker roll is for those who have graduated from Junior caretaker and have a better idea and understanding of care for the living collection.

Senior Caretakers will also overlook the duties done by Junior caretakers to ensure they have been done correctly before finishing for the day. Senior caretakers will lead deep cleaning, Weigh Days, and critter encounters.

Responsibilities include:

  • Preparing collection diets for delivery. Requires knowledge of appropriate portions, bowls, collection reptiles, and animal diets.
  • Cleaning inside tank glass.
  • Cleaning substrate regularly.
  • Misting reptiles & preparing Reptile Safe water for mister.
  • Deep cleaning enclosures - this is a quarterly occurrence.
  • Washing dishes / making sure dishes are properly cleaned.
  • Facilitating animal weight days - collections weights and lengths on animals monthly.
  • Facilitating Critter Encounters.

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About Great Explorations Children's Museum


1925 Fourth St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to stimulate learning through creativity, play, and exploration. We fulfill our mission through offering interactive exhibits and educational STREAM programming within a learning environment that is informal, creative and fun!


Great Explorations has served the children and families of the Bay area for over 35 years. Each exhibit is designed to enhance skill sets that our children are working on at such a young age. We are not only a hands on Children's Museum. We also offer a preschool age 2-5 as well as schools out camps, summer camps, and our afterschool care for children Kindergarten through fifth grade. Great Explorations is the very first and only mid-sized Children's Museum accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, holding the highest honor a museum can receive. This puts us in the same company as the Smithsonian, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the DalĂ­, and other nationally known museums. Great Exploration is the place where ALL children can learn and play, regardless of varying abilities or socioeconomic status.


Children & Youth
Animals, Children & Youth, Environment


Wed May 01, 2024 - Tue May 07, 2024


1925 4th Street NorthSt. Petersburg, FL 33704



  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Veterinary
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Education
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Multi-Tasking


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 13
  • Orientation or Training
  • There is no time commitment, just the time the volunteer is willing to commit! Weekends are preferred by Animal Specialist.
  • Must be 17+ Must not have a fear of reptiles Willingness to learn Attention to detail Ability to respect animals Experience using cutlery Ability to multitask Ability to lift anywhere from 10-30 lbs. Previous animal handling

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