New England Aquarium
  • Rescue & Rehabilitation
  • Quincy, MA, USA
  • Part Time Temporary/Seasonal

The New England Aquarium (NEAq) is a non-profit organization that responds to stranded whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals and sea turtles.  NEAq maintains a sea turtle rehabilitation hospital within our Animal Care Center (ACC) in Quincy, Massachusetts. The ACC also houses a modern necropsy lab to service our marine mammal disease surveillance work.  The Aquarium's mission is to provide rapid response and humane care to stranded marine mammals and sea turtles and to conduct research and education, ultimately with the intention of releasing rehabilitated animals back to the wild.   The Aquarium's Rescue program is one of the oldest in the country, and responds to approximately 500 reports of stranded marine mammals and sea turtles annually.

This position works out of the New England Aquarium's Animal Care Center at the Quincy Shipyard in Quincy, MA. Employees are required to find their own transportation to the facility. Free parking is available.  



  • This position is Part Time Seasonal with an estimated end date of September 15, 2019. 
  • Sunday and Mondays only with potential to cover other days as needed.


  1. Provides husbandry and care for animals collected through the Rescue Program.
  2. Administers medical therapy as prescribed by Veterinarian.
  3. Responds to stranding calls as appropriate, educates the public through "24-hr Hotline" coverage and provides "on-call" support as necessary.
  4. Coordinates stranding response and leads volunteer teams in the field during dolphin, seal and sea turtle responses, relocations or transports.
  5. Manages the volunteers on-site and in the field including recruiting, interviewing, hiring, scheduling, supervising, and providing training workshops. Supervises junior staff.
  6. Provides for proper care and maintenance of equipment in Animal Care Center including scheduled maintenance of lab equipment, field equipment, and Rescue vehicles and trailer.
  7. Maintains animal records and stranding related database. Assists in Federal reporting requirements.
  8. Generates content for the Rescue department social media.
  9. Assists with and/or perform post mortem exams including field necropsy of sea turtles and marine mammals.
  10. Participates in the general ordering for the department, as well as special ordering for grants. Obtains PO numbers, places orders, files records and maintains an active inventory of husbandry, medical, and office supplies.
  11. Manages the Rescue and Rehabilitation office activities, including filing and general organization.
  12. Performs other position-related duties, as assigned.


Bachelor's degree required with a focus on biological sciences or veterinary technology preferred and 2-3 years experience in sea turtle and or marine mammal husbandry, strandings or related field. Experience may be substituted for degree.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Clinical experience with marine mammals and sea turtles is required
  • Working knowledge of necropsy equipment and sampling protocols
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong leadership skills and organizational and time management abilities
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft WORD, EXCEL, and ACCESS software
  • A strong understanding of diagnostic equipment and life support systems
  • A valid driver's license required
  • Availability to work weekends, some holidays, and occasional overnights, early morning or late night hours required

For more information and to apply online please visit: 

New England Aquarium is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer as defined by the EEOC.

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