The National Aquarium is looking for part time Guest Engagement Interpretive Aides to support the Guest Engagement Programs. The position is responsible for formal and information interpretation, working at the Living Seashore touch pools, engaging guests at the discovery carts, formal presentations in Dolphin Discovery, and presenting with live animals.
Responsibilities for this position include enthusiastically engaging guests in a variety of interactive programming and public presentations for the Aquarium guests. A majority of the time is spent at the Living Seashore touch pools, children's discovery area, waterfront park, and roaming the exhibits. The position may assist Guest Engagement Manager and Interpretive Specialists with special projects as assigned.
Required to apply for this position, the candidate must have college course work in science or education or equivalent experience is preferred along with informal teaching experience. Strong public speaking and presentation skills are desired and an energetic personality is required.
Requires flexible hours including weekends (Saturdays & Sundays), holidays and peak season weekdays. Must be able to work a minimum of one weekend day a week. May also include some early morning or evening hours.
If you are passionate about providing excellent service and have an interest in joining a team in an innovative, conservation organization, please apply for this outstanding opportunity!
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 and 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.