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WAVE Foundation at Newport Aquarium
1 Aquarium Way
Posted: July 22 2016
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DescriptionThe WAVE Foundation Conservation Intern serves as an ambassador for the WAVE Foundation’s Conservation Department. The primary responsibility will be to focus on developing ideas to celebrate “conservation awareness days” at the Newport Aquarium. These celebrations can include developing crafts for kids, providing educational materials for visitors and overall execution the events. Examples of awareness days include: Endangered Species Day, Penguin Awareness days, Party for the Planet and World Ocean’s Day. Other responsibilities include assisting with animal outreaches, preparing animal artwork for sale in the retail store, helping with FrogWatch USA training and other FrogWatch USA activities, and overall assisting the Conservation Manager with everyday tasks. The WAVE Foundation Conservation Intern is a volunteer position with the WAVE Foundation. There is no monetary compensation for this position.
To apply, please go to http://wavefoundation.org/volunteer/volunteer-application/
Please include a cover letter, resume and your current transcripts (unofficial is ok) when applying.
ResponsibilitiesLead or assist in the planning and execution of Conservation Awareness Day activities on or off site. This includes developing crafts for kids, providing educational materials for visitors and overall execution the events.
Assist with animal art activities including set up, painting, clean up, packaging and supply inventory as needed in the retail store.
Assist with FrogWatch USA activities and attend FrogWatch USA training.
Attend Conservation Committee Meetings as needed.
Follow and adhere to WAVE Foundation and Newport Aquarium policies and procedures for proper care, handling and presentation of program animals upon completion of animal handling training.
Maintain knowledge of the methods, materials, procedures and techniques utilized in integrating scientific information and effectively communicate this information to a broad range of audiences.
Communicate and maintain working relationships with educators, students, guests, staff, supervisors, volunteers, other departments, and colleagues in related industries.
Communicate well in an environment which may include loud noises, large crowds and varying settings.
Provide excellent and accurate customer service for WAVE Foundation and the Aquarium’s missions.
Direct questions, suggestions or grievances through appropriate procedures and channels.
Notify the appropriate person if unable to volunteer, either due to illness, vacation, resignation or leave of absence.
Represent WAVE Foundation and the Newport Aquarium in a professional manner, including dress code, behavior and timeliness.
Perform in accordance with all protocols, policies and operating procedures of the WAVE Foundation and the Newport Aquarium.
Other duties as assigned.
RequirementsMust be 18 years or older.
Must have a valid driver’s license.
Proficient in Microsoft Office along with internet research techniques