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FALL 2018 Animal Records Volunteer/Intern

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, Dubuque, IA

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Deadline to Apply is August 26th at 1pm

Primary Duties

  • Assist in maintaining both active and inactive animal records systems (electronic & hard files) while ensuring data quality standards are met.
  • Assist in the maintenance of historic animal records (electronic & hard files).
  • Assist in the maintenance of animal records related to census/inventory process at the aquarium.
  • Enter both historic and current animal record data into ZIMS (Zoological Information Management System).
  • Enter both historic and current enclosure data (water quality parameters) into ZIMS.
  • Maintain written records in accordance with established practice and policy.
  • Complete all assigned tasks in a professional manner and abide by the departmental confidentiality agreement regarding all documents and records.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Excellent communication skills, computer literacy & knowledge of common software applications required.
  • Candidate will typically be seeking to gain experience in biological science, records management, database management or information science.
  • General knowledge of taxonomy, natural history and animal husbandry is helpful.
  • A High School Diploma is required.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language.
  • Ability to interact in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Must learn quickly and be self-motivated to elevate personal skill set.
  • Must possess good decision-making skills to make sound, independent judgments.
  • Must possess good problem-solving skills to identify problems and suggest solutions.

*Interns need to commit 150 hours, with an 8-week minimum, (approximately 12 – 20 hours per week, for 8 – 12 weeks).

 *Volunteers need to commit 8 hours per week, for at least a four-month commitment.

Application Requirements

If there is interest in more than one internship the NMRM&A is open to the combination of internships dependent on specific needs of the individual. This is a temporary, non-paid, part time position. If interested, please send application requirements to Vicky Sutter, Development/Intern Manager at the following address, or by e-mail at vsutter@rivermuseum.com.

 Learn more at: https://www.rivermuseum.com/join-our-team


National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

350 East 3rd Street

Dubuque, Iowa 52001

(563) 557-9545 ext. 276

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Req Num --
ID 535583
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
Part Time
Pay --
Clerical/Office Administration
Volunteer and Non-profit

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Years of Experience --
Education High School/GED

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