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Title:
2017 Indian River Lagoon Science Festival Volunteer
Where:
Fort Pierce,FL
Location:
SMSFP: Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
Date:
09/20/2017
Contact:
Jasmine Fox (772) 465-3271
Description:
Volunteers will assist with the Indian River Lagoon Science Festival on October 14, 2017 at the River Walk Center at Veteran's Memorial Park on the waterfront in Fort Pierce, FL.

Volunteers will assist in several areas including exhibitor check-in, exhibitor loading and unloading, Festival set-up, and assisting exhibitors with hands-on activities for the public. All volunteers should complete an IRL Science Festival Volunteer Interest Form at www.irlsciencefest.org/volunteer to indicate their station/shift preferences.

The minimum age for Festival volunteers is 16. Volunteers under age 18 must have a parent or guardian complete and return a Minor Consent Form before the Festival day. Festival staff will send a Minor Consent Form when the volunteer application is received.

The deadline to apply to volunteer is Wednesday October 9, 2017.

For questions or more information please contact us at IRLScienceFest@si.edu or 772-465-3271.
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Title:
Animal Husbandry Volunteer
Where:
Fort Pierce,FL
Location:
SMSFP: Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
Date:
04/09/2001
Contact:
Bill Hoffman (772) 465-3271
Description:
Animal husbandry volunteers assist with maintenance of six large (500+ gallons) saltwater Model Ecosystems and other small aquaria. Duties may include feedings, monitoring water chemistry, specimen collection using seine nets, performing routine water exchanges and monitoring aquaria systems. Candidates should have compassion for living animals and be detail-oriented with excellent observational and record keeping skills. No prior experience is required.

Please note: this a physically active volunteer opportunity. Candidates should be comfortable working on their feet for at least three hours, bending and lifting, and climbing ladders and stairs between 4' and 20' in height.

Please note: this position has a minimum time requirement of three hours per week for three months. Shifts are available mornings from 9:30am-12:30pm or afternoons from 3pm-6pm.

This opportunity has a minimum age of 18. Students ages 16 and 17 will be considered with a teacher recommendation.

Please note that all volunteers are required to undergo a background check.
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Title:
Aquarium Administrative Assistant
Where:
Fort Pierce,FL
Location:
SMSFP: Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
Date:
03/18/2013
Contact:
Bill Hoffman (772) 465-3271
Description:
The Aquarium adminstrative assistant will assist staff with office-based duties including organizing files, on-site library, photographic slides and photographs. Computer-based work may include editing correspondence and internet-based product searches. Necessary skills include good organizational skills, basic knowledge of computers including internet and Microsoft software, detail oriented and clean driving record.

Position time committment is 3 hours per week on Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays.

Please note that all volunteers are required to undergo fingerprinting and a background check.
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Title:
Aquarium Feeding Specialist
Where:
Fort Pierce,FL
Location:
SMSFP: Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
Date:
12/30/2014
Contact:
Bill Hoffman (772) 465-3271
Description:
Aquarium feeding specialist volunteers will work with Smithsonian aquarists to feed the animals in six large (500+ gallons) saltwater Model Ecosystem aquariums and other small tanks. Duties include weighing, cutting, measuring, feeding and stocking food items for marine fishes and invertebrates. Food items may include pellets, flakes, liquid supplements, and frozen foods such as squid, shrimp, fish and scallops. Candidates should be detail-oriented with the ability to work independently. No prior experience is required.

Please note: this a physically active volunteer opportunity. Candidates should be comfortable working on their feet for at least three hours, bending and lifting, and climbing ladders and stairs between 4' and 20' in height.

This position has a minimum time commitment of one day per week from 9:30am-11:30am for a minimum of three months. Minimum age is 16.

Please note that all volunteers are required to undergo a background check.
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Title:
Aquarium Guide
Where:
Fort Pierce,FL
Location:
SMSFP: Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
Date:
03/11/2004
Contact:
Bill Hoffman (772) 465-3271
Description:
Aquarium Guides interact with visitors at the Aquarium and lead daily feeding tours for groups of 1-30 participants of all ages. Aquarium Guides should be comfortable with public speaking and answering questions about local marine life. Training is provided.

Shifts are scheduled mornings from 10am-1pm or afternoons from 1pm-4pm. Minimum time commitment is three hours per week for three months.

Shifts are currently available Fridays from 10am-1pm and 1pm-4pm, or Saturdays 10am-1pm and 1pm-4pm.

Please note that all volunteers are required to undergo a background check.
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Title:
Aquarium Handyman
Where:
Fort Pierce,FL
Location:
SMSFP: Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
Date:
03/18/2013
Contact:
Bill Hoffman (772) 465-3271
Description:
The handyman will assist aquarists at the Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit with projects to maintain and improve life support systems for saltwater aquaria. Duties include mechanical repairs and maintenance, exhibit/life support improvement projects and transport/pickup of specimens and equipment. Necessary skills include working knowledge of plumbing, carpentry and/or electrical systems, problem solving skills and a clean driving record.

Please note that all volunteers are required to undergo a background check.
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Title:
Business and Marketing Volunteer
Where:
Fort Pierce,FL
Location:
SMSFP: Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
Date:
09/30/2014
Contact:
Bill Hoffman (772) 465-3271
Description:
Volunteer will work with staff on publici relations, marketing, social media and outreach campaigns for the Aquarium.
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Title:
Coral Gardener Volunteer
Where:
Fort Pierce,FL
Location:
SMSFP: Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
Date:
03/18/2016
Contact:
Bill Hoffman (772) 465-3271
Description:
The coral gardener volunteer will work with aquarists at the Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit to care for corals both on and off display. Duties may include propagating, removing excess algae and routine maintenance of hard and soft corals. Candidates should posess compassion for living animals, good dexterity/ability to use tweezers, excellent observational and reporting skils, the ability to tolerate extended exposure to saltwater and the ability to stand for up to an hour at a time.

Please note that all volunteers are required to undergo a background check.
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Title:
Data Digitization Volunteer
Where:
Fort Pierce,FL
Location:
SMSFP: Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
Date:
12/05/2016
Contact:
Michelle Stephens (772) 462-0992
Description:
The volunteer will assist researchers in the Benthic Ecology Lab at the Smithsonian Marine Station with digitizing historical data about the Indian River Lagoon. Duties will include entering data from hard copy data sheets into an Excel spreadsheet and formatting data in an organized manner.

The volunteer can choose to work at the Marine Station or from home. If volunteer work is carried out at home, he/she will have periodic face-to-face meetings with Benthic Lab researchers.

Volunteers should have basic Microsoft Excel skills and an interest in learning data management. Ages 18 and up.
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Title:
Digital Graphic Artist Volunteer
Where:
Fort Pierce,FL
Location:
SMSFP: Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
Date:
03/03/2017
Contact:
Michelle Stephens (772) 462-0992
Description:
The digital graphic artist volunteer will assist Dr. Judith Winston with preparing digital images of marine organisms for publication. Volunteer will place existing digital images into a plate format for publication. Some images may require editing. Candidates should have experience using Photoshop. Experience using InDesign is preferred but not required.

This volunteer opportunity has a minimum time commitment of 4-10 hours per week until the project is completed. This opportunity is based at the Smithsonian Marine Station but may also be done from home.

This opportunity has a minimum age of 18.
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Title:
Exhibit Photographer
Where:
Fort Pierce,FL
Location:
SMSFP: Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
Date:
06/19/2012
Contact:
Bill Hoffman (772) 465-3273
Description:
Volunteer will work with education and husbandry staff to compile a photographic database of specimens and tanks at the Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit.
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Title:
Research assistant: Marine Conservation Program
Where:
Fort Pierce,FL
Location:
SMSFP: Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
Date:
06/07/2017
Contact:
Michelle Stephens (772) 462-0992
Description:
Volunteer will utilize Excel to generate a fish database found in Myanmar, and will also compare our records to others available online. The position requires basic knowledge of excel. These data will be used to update the marine fish checklist of Myanmar and describe the marine biodiversity in this country.
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Title:
Research assistant: Marine Conservation Program
Where:
Fort Pierce,FL
Location:
SMSFP: Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
Date:
06/07/2017
Contact:
Michelle Stephens (772) 462-0992
Description:
Volunteer will help to prepare material for preserving tissue samples for genetic studies. This involve preparing solutions, tubing and bagging preservatives agents, DNA stabilizing buffers and silica gel, respectively. The samples to be collected will be analyzed to characterize the main marine fisheries in Myanmar.
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Title:
Research assistant: Marine Ecology Laboratory
Where:
Fort Pierce,FL
Location:
SMSFP: Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
Date:
02/04/2014
Contact:
Michelle Stephens (772) 462-0992
Description:
Volunteers will assist researchers at the Smithsonian Marine Station with sorting sediment samples collected from the Indian River Lagoon. Research tasks require regular use of dissection scopes and tweezers to separate out tiny invertebrates while seated. A level of dexterity and concentration are needed for this volunteer position.

The minimum time commitment for this opportunity is one shift per week for a minimum of three months. Both full-day (7:30am-4:00pm) and half-day (7:30am-noon) shifts are available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Volunteers will be trained by lab staff, however, a general knowledge of biology is suggested. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to attend scientific seminars at the Smithsonian Marine Station as well as earn benefits like free passes to the aquarium and t-shirts for hours worked.
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Title:
Touch Tank Volunteer
Where:
Fort Pierce,FL
Location:
SMSFP: Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
Date:
12/19/2012
Contact:
Bill Hoffman (772) 465-3271
Description:
Touch Tank volunteers assist visitors at the touch tank, which houses animals including sea urchins, sea cucumbers and hermit crabs. Touch Tank volunteers may also share information about our six Model Ecosystems and other aquaria. Touch tank volunteers should be comfortable touching live marine animals and interacting with visitors of all ages, especially children.

The minimum time commitment for this opportunity is one day per week for two months.

Please note that all volunteers are required to undergo a background check.
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Title:
Transcription Volunteer
Where:
Fort Pierce,FL
Location:
SMSFP: Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
Date:
03/03/2017
Contact:
Michelle Stephens (772) 462-0992
Description:
The transcription volunteer will transcribe hard-copy records of correspondence into Microsoft Word files. The information will be used for a biography of renowned scientist Dr. Mary Dora Rogick. Existing Xerox copies of Dr. Rogick's correspondence will be transcribed and made available by correspondent and date for the biography. Candidates should be skilled in Microsoft Word and available to volunteer at least 2-4 hours per week until the project is completed. Volunteer work may take place at the Smithsonian Marine Station, or volunteers may work from home.

The minimum age for this volunteer opportunity is 18.
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