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News Intern (Fall 2019)

Herschend Family Entertainment

News Intern (Fall 2019)

Camden, NJ
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    SUMMARY:

    You will work closely with your fellow team members to create a fun and engaging experience for our guests through the facilitation of animal “touch” experiences. This includes interacting with the guests, educating and providing information about our animals and exhibits. A Guest Experience Specialist is responsible for ensuring guest and animal safety, while working in various public positions throughout the aquarium.

    ADVENTURE AQUARIUM CULTURE:

    Adventure Aquarium is in the business of creating memories worth repeating for our guests and staff. Join our enthusiastic and friendly team with a passion to exceed expectations. Together, we will create emotional connections that will last a lifetime!

    SUMMARY:

    You will work closely with your fellow team members to create a fun and engaging experience for our guests through the facilitation of animal “touch” experiences. This includes interacting with the guests, educating and providing information about our animals and exhibits. A Guest Experience Specialist is responsible for ensuring guest and animal safety, while working in various public positions throughout the aquarium.

    ADVENTURE AQUARIUM CULTURE:

    Adventure Aquarium is in the business of creating memories worth repeating for our guests and staff. Join our enthusiastic and friendly team with a passion to exceed expectations. Together, we will create emotional connections that will last a lifetime!

    WHAT YOU’D BE DOING:

    • Provide engaging, educational experiences to aquarium guests. Responsibilities include facilitating touch exhibits, narrating animal feeds put on by Husbandry staff, and performing engaging educational talks at exhibits.
    • Maintain show quality standards, which excite, impress and educate guests.
    • Support overall aquarium guest experience program through excellent guest service and provide operational support as needed.
    • Set up and breakdown equipment and activities. Ensure touch exhibits operate smoothly.
    • Monitor animal and guest safety throughout the day.
    • Participate in Aquarium after-hours events.

    WHAT YOU GET:

    • Profit Sharing and 401K Plan after first year of service with company match up to 3%
    • 24 General Admission tickets annually, to be used by family and friends
    • Complimentary tickets and occasional employee outings to other local attractions
    • Discounts at our Retail and Photo areas, as well as in-house food vendors
    • Occasional free breakfast, lunch, birthday cake, and snacks
    • Further department training and development

    Required Skills

    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

    • Successful completion of pre-employment drug screening and background check
    • Allergies related to animals or plants, which might interfere with ability to work, must be controlled by medications or protective equipment.
    • Ability to remain on feet for long periods of time, climb stairs, bend and stoop, walk long distances
    • Ability to work in all weather conditions
    • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

    Required Experience

    WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

    • High School Diploma
    • Course work in Biology, Education or past experience working with animals preferred
    • 6 months – 1 year customer service experience and/or informal educational setting preferred
    • EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION SKILLS INCLUDING PUBLIC SPEAKING
    • Friendly, outgoing, and proactive individual
    • Experience working both independently and as a member of a team
    • Ability to work weekends and holidays with occasional evenings
  • Qualifications

    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

    • Successful completion of pre-employment drug screening and background check
    • Allergies related to animals or plants, which might interfere with ability to work, must be controlled by medications or protective equipment.
    • Ability to remain on feet for long periods of time, climb stairs, bend and stoop, walk long distances
    • Ability to work in all weather conditions
    • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Industry
    Entertainment