New England Aquarium
  • Environmental Quality
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Part Time Regular


New England Aquarium is seeking a part time, regular Environmental Water Quality Technician within the Quincy location. The Environmental Quality Technician is responsible for monitoring, recording, reporting and effecting appropriate change to environmental parameters at New England Aquarium in accordance and compliance with institutional, federal, state and local regulations and policies.

 *Please submit your application with a cover letter* 


*This is a shared position located within the Quincy, MA facility and the Boston location*

  • Regular & Part Time. 
  • Friday 7 hours in Boston and Saturday, Sunday, Monday working 3 hours each day in Quincy. 


  1. Monitors environmental quality of exhibits, holding tanks, life support systems, intake and discharge water using chemical, electronic, microbiological and electrochemical methods in compliance with Aquarium, local, state and federal policies and regulations.
  1. Records and analyzes data on environmental quality and distributes to appropriate Animal Care and Facilities staff.
  1. Assists the Environmetal Quality Manager to organize, train and supervise volunteers to monitor water quality.
  1. Implements, monitors and maintains aquatic life support system technologies and water-borne pharmaceutical treatments in conjunction with Animal Care and Facilities staff.
  1. Implements corrective measures for environmental quality problems in consultation with appropriate Animal Care and Facilities staff.
  1. Assists the Environmetal Quality Manager to Monitor quantities of lab supplies.
  1. Monitors discharge water in compliance with DEP/EPA regulations.
  1. Performs other job related tasks, as assigned.


Minimum Training and Experience

Bachelor's or Associate's degree in life sciences, environmental engineering, biology and/or chemistry required and at least 1 year of relevant job experience preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Excel and Word applications.
  • Familiarity with analytical chemistry techniques, including spectrophotometry preferred.
  • Experience with life support systems and analytical chemistry equipment.
  • Availability to work weekends, some holidays, and occasional early morning or late night hours required.

Physical Demands

The physical demands listed are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.  While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to talk, hear, stand, walk, bend/stoop, carry, reach, and lift up to 29 lbs.  Occasionally the employee is required to sit, crawl/kneel, climb/balance, push/pull and lift 100 lbs or more.  Employee is required to apply significant manual dexterity in combination with eye-hand coordination such as in high-volume, high speed keyboard input, data entry, the operation of manually controlled equipment, complex instrumentation, power tools, preparing scale drawings, etc.  Employee must have good vision to read documents for general understanding and for analytical purposes (e.g., system programs, detailed reports and print-outs, scientific journals). The employee will be required to review non-written materials for general observation purposes (e.g. fish, equipment, instrumentation, basic lab results) It is necessary for the employee to differentiate between colors.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that the employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Routinely work is performed outside, exposed to variations in the weather or inside in a laboratory setting.  Occasionally, work is performed in confined, cramped quarters. 

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


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