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Overview

Position Title: Seasonal Butterfly House Attendant

Status: Non-Exempt Reports To: Curator of Animal

Programs Department: Animal Care

I. SUMMARY

Under the supervision of the Curator of Animal Programs, a Seasonal Butterfly House Attendant is primarily responsible for the care, feeding, physical well-being and safety of butterflies housed in the Butterfly Exhibit. Additional responsibilities include engaging guests, monitoring the safe interactions with the butterflies, and handling cash transactions.

II. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Perform general housekeeping and maintain a clean and orderly work environment, on a daily basis.
  • Engage the public and provide information to assist with interpretation of butterfly species and life cycles.
  • Safely care for chrysalis by hanging, humidity and other needs, on a daily basis.
  • Maintain records for receiving, enclosing and releasing butterflies.
  • Observe the butterflies to monitor for any injuries, disease, parasites, or general health concerns.
  • Follow USDA protocols for care and disposal of butterflies.
  • Sell butterfly releases to the guests.
  • Other duties as assigned.

III. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Must be personable and communicate in an engaging, energetic and professional demeanor during public interactions.
  • Excellent verbal skills to include: tact, creativity and calm demeanor, ability to greet and  communicate effectively with staff, volunteers, vendors, donors, customers, community, and guests
    including school age children, young adults and teachers.
  • Experience with recordkeeping and basic computer knowledge.
  • Must be able to use point-of-sale, e-mail, Microsoft Word and perform basic data entry in Excel.
  • Ability to carry out routine tasks.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Must be able to regularly bend, kneel and scrub.
  • Available to work flexible hours, including weekends, holidays, extended days and occasional evenings, as needed.
NOTE: These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work involved for this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of this job.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None