The Conservation Aide assists in the implementation of field, community and office components of Conservation Program initiatives. Works with staff, volunteers, students, community members and partners.
Supports implementation of Conservation Program initiatives including habitat restoration, community engagement, citizen science, marine debris, wildlife gardening and outreach programs.
Assists in the coordination of assigned Conservation Program projects including project preparation, ordering of supplies, site maintenance and monitoring.
Participates in Conservation Program Department Staff meetings and other internal meetings as necessary.
Implements special projects as needed.
Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements:
High School diploma preferred.
Must be able to drive Aquarium vehicles and perform strenuous field activities, including but not limited to: lifting 30lbs (with or without assistance), reaching, pushing, and digging. Must be prepared to perform in various outdoor terrains and weather conditions. Must be able to work weekends and holidays and travel to projects for multiple days.
The National Aquarium is committed to diversity and invites individuals who bring a diversity of culture, experience and ideas to apply.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL AQUARIUM
Recently named one of Baltimore's Best Places to Work, the National Aquarium opened in 1981 as a nonprofit aquatic education and conservation organization, the jewel of the city's Inner Harbor redevelopment. SmartCEO Magazine honored the National Aquarium with the Healthiest Workplace award and the Corporate Culture award in 2016. With a mission to inspire conservation of the world's aquatic treasures, the Aquarium is consistently ranked one of the nation's two top aquariums and has hosted over 51 million guests since opening.
Today, the National Aquarium builds on a 37-year history of local, regional and global conservation initiatives that provide real solutions for protecting marine life, ecosystems and aquatic communities. Its Animal Rescue team has rescued, rehabilitated and released hundreds of marine mammals and endangered sea turtles throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
Its Animal Care & Welfare teams participate in important research efforts to confront pressing ocean conservation issues and advocate for smarter policies at local, state and federal levels. Through education, research, conservation action and advocacy, the National Aquarium is pursuing a vision to change the way humanity cares for our ocean planet.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested and engaged applicants should apply through our website http://aqua.org/jobs. Requests for reasonable accommodation can be made by e-mailing HR@aqua.org