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Intern, Animal Resources

Posted: 05/05/2022

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Reports to: Animal Resource Coordinator 
Department: Zoology
Dept Code: 63340
Work Location:
1301 Western Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45203
Work Hours:
Full Time/Part Time (Internship)
8 to 10 weeks, June 8-Aug 12
$11.00 Per Hour
Requirements (Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification):  

  • CURRENT college students only  (i.e., you will be continuing with a degree program in the fall)
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Experience with PC computers
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must pass a background check
Job Overview: 
The Animal Resources Intern is responsible for executing a variety of animal husbandry, animal handling and programming tasks in the Animal Resources department. These tasks include feeding the animals in the collection, cleaning enclosures, handing the animals properly. and performing animal demonstrations.
The ideal candidate shares our vision for the future, demonstrates epic standards and values our missions, and has: 
  • Strong verbal and written skills
Essential Duties: 
  • Preparing diet, feeding animals, and washing dishes
  • Cleaning and sanitizing animal enclosures
  • Testing aquarium water and performing water changes
  • Handling animals including snakes, turtles, lizards, amphibians, and insects
  • Keeping accurate records
  • Performing animal demonstrations for the public
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 
  • Ability to initiate and perform tasks with limited supervision
Working Conditions: 
  • Office/Museum floor/ Kitchen setting 
  • Out-of-door (warm weather)
Cincinnati Museum Center and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center are proud to be Equal Opportunity Employers. We do not discriminate against any applicant or employee based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breast feeding, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, military status, veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law 
This opportunity is possible due to the generous support of CITI Foundation through their Pathways to Progress initiative.
You may apply at or by visiting our website at

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