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Penguin Trainer (II or Senior)

New England Aquarium
Boston, United States Posted: June 01, 2024


The New England Aquarium is home to over 50 penguins, including African penguins and southern rockhopper penguins. We are currently seeking an experienced animal care professional to help care for our penguin colony, join in the development of our enrichment and training program, and aid in penguin breeding and chick rearing. Our penguin team is committed to supporting the African penguin SAFE and the SSPs for both species we house, while educating our visitors about the need to conserve their wild counterparts. If you fit the description below and have a passion for working with penguins, we would love to see you apply!

  • This is a full-time regular position offering a comprehensive benefits package.
  • The schedule will be four 10-hour shifts. Candidates must be able to work at least one weekend day per week as well as some holidays, nights, and respond to emergencies at all hours.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Minimum Training and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree with a concentration in science preferred.
  • 2 years of trainer or related experience is required.
  • Penguin husbandry experience is required.
  • Experience with animal training is preferred.
  • Experience with bird breeding and chick rearing is preferred.
  • Ability to see all colors due to how we identify animals.
  • Ability and willingness to work in cold water environments for long periods of time.
  • Possession of or willingness to acquire an internationally recognized SCUBA diving certification.
  • Ability to obtain Medical Examiner's authorization to SCUBA dive in accordance with NEAQ Diving Program.
  • Valid Driver's License and the willingness to drive a 24' Box Truck.
  • Ability to obtain Medical Examiner's Certificate in accordance with Motor Carrier Safety Regulation (49 CFR 391.41-391.49).
  • For more information and to apply online please visit: http://neaq.applicantpro.com/jobs/
  • New England Aquarium is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer as defined by the EEOC.
  • Here we foster a culture of respect, diversity, and inclusion. We strive to engage and inspire a broad audience with our efforts to protect the blue planet, and we believe a diverse workforce provides experiences, skills, and perspectives that enrich our programs, strengthen problem-solving, add creativity, and enhance our work environment.
  • For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below.
  • Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.
  • The New England Aquarium is home to over 50 penguins, including African penguins and southern rockhopper penguins. We are currently seeking an experienced animal care professional to help care for our penguin colony, join in the development of our enrichment and training program, and aid in penguin breeding and chick rearing.
  • Our penguin team is committed to supporting the African penguin SAFE and the SSPs for both species we house, while educating our visitors about the need to conserve their wild counterparts.
  • If you fit the description below and have a passion for working with penguins, we would love to see you apply!
  • This is a full-time regular position offering a comprehensive benefits package. The schedule will be four 10-hour shifts. Candidates must be able to work at least one weekend day per week as well as some holidays, nights, and respond to emergencies at all hours.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Minimum Training and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree with a concentration in science preferred.
  • 2 years of trainer or related experience is required.
  • Penguin husbandry experience is required.
  • Experience with animal training is preferred.
  • Experience with bird breeding and chick rearing is preferred.
  • Ability to see all colors due to how we identify animals.
  • Ability and willingness to work in cold water environments for long periods of time.
  • Possession of or willingness to acquire an internationally recognized SCUBA diving certification.
  • Ability to obtain Medical Examiner's authorization to SCUBA dive in accordance with NEAQ Diving Program.
  • Valid Driver's License and the willingness to drive a 24' Box Truck.
  • Ability to obtain Medical Examiner's Certificate in accordance with Motor Carrier Safety Regulation (49 CFR 391.41-391.49).
  • For more information and to apply online please visit: http://neaq.applicantpro.com/jobs/
  • New England Aquarium is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer as defined by the EEOC. Here we foster a culture of respect, diversity, and inclusion.
  • We strive to engage and inspire a broad audience with our efforts to protect the blue planet, and we believe a diverse workforce provides experiences, skills, and perspectives that enrich our programs, strengthen problem-solving, add creativity, and enhance our work environment.
  • For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below.
  • Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.
  • https://www.applicantpro.com/j/3376490-11570
Experience Required
  • 2 years of trainer or related experience is required.
Further Comments
  • $22.82-$

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