There’s no doubt about it: Long Island Aquarium is a unique place to work. Here is a list of current job opportunities:
Requirements: A B.S. in Biology, Psychology or a related science; or in the process of completing their B.S. (You may be considered for employment with an Associate’s degree or equivalent skills and experience in the field). Some experience volunteering or interning at a formal animal care facility is preferred/recommended, but not required. Must be able to work in a kitchen set up and practice good hygiene and good food preparation skills to ensure the health of the facilities’ animal ambassadors. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and endure a fast paced schedule and physical labor. Must be a team player and able to work with others on a daily basis. The ability to lead and give guidance to volunteers and interns is highly preferred. Having public speaking experience/the ability to use a microphone in front of large crowds is preferred but not required.
This position is a part-time (24 hours per week, no over-time), entry-level position. The individual will spend most of their time in the fish/diet preparation kitchens. This position is required to work Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, from 7:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Animal Training Department Team Responsibilities:
Work as a team to manage and provide for all animals under our care, and to represent the aquarium in a positive and educational manner. Help to educate the public about animals in the wild, and how to help conserve and protect wild populations.
Adhering to all rules and laws set forth by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), but aspiring to go above and beyond the minimum standards, for housing and caring for marine mammals and all the animals under our care, which includes: daily food preparation for all animals, daily exhibit cleaning and maintenance for all animals, maintaining water quality set by the USDA for all animals.
Narrating daily public sea lion demonstrations and shows. Interacting with the public and answering questions educationally and correctly. Setting up and preparing for sea lion shows, as well as cleaning up after shows. Operating and maintaining the sound equipment for the sea lion shows.
Help to provide the best quality of life for all the animals in our care through husbandry, training and enrichment. Training the animals to cooperate voluntarily with us so that we can do physical exams daily, voluntary blood samples annually, vaccinate annually, crate training for transportation out of exhibits for emergency purposes or exhibit maintenance purposes. Providing daily unique enrichment sessions to stimulate our animals, and training behaviors to provide aquarium guests with fun, exciting and educational presentations.
Please send a cover letter, resume and one letter of recommendation to the Director of Animal Training, Candyce Paparo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our counselors are invaluable staff members who are role models that assist and motivate campers whether they are trying to learn a new skill or they have concerns about an issue or idea. Our counselors should do everything in their power to make each of their campers’ summer the most memorable yet.
Position Title: Aquatic Birthday Party Host/Hostess
The Aquatic Birthday Party Host/Hostess will create a fun and engaging experience for our birthday guests, including their families, children, and adults. He or she is also responsible for ensuring guest safety.
Full- and part-time positions available for pool certified lifeguards for interactive Snorkel Adventure! Program. Runs daily in July and August (weekends through September).
The Food Services Specialist must be familiar and knowledgeable about the Aquarium, as well as thoroughly familiar with Catering policies and procedures. This position is responsible for representing the Aquarium and must be able to answer questions quickly and competently, involving heavy guest contact in a fast-paced environment. This position may work in both the Long Island Aquarium Café and Scoops Ice Cream & Candy.
Full- and part-time positions available for retail personnel.