Reptile Handlers Needed

We knew this day would come, we are getting so busy that we are in need of assistant reptile handlers for our shows!

We have two teams (team 1 and team 2) sometimes we are short handed for shows and need an assistant for a show. Also, when we have a show with a very large scale audience of 100 or more, we typically split up into groups at the end of each show, where each group (or table) would have 4 or 5 reptiles that they would be in charge of. They would hold and allow audience members to come up and touch and hold the reptiles while answering basic questions about each one and deferring difficult questions to us.

If you are over 18 and are not singing up a volunteer each show will pay $50 per show

 Duties would include:

  • Assisting with set up and take down of show (lifting and moving of fold up table, supplies and reptiles in and out of show location)
  • Handling of reptiles during and after a show
  • Safely engaging with the audience during and after a show
  • Don’t worry, you don’t have to be an expert reptile handler, just be brave and we will show you the ropes!

We offer a certificate of hours served  to anyone who volunteers so that they can use their time with us as volunteer / community service hours. Great for kids that are sill in High School and are in need of those hours.

NOTE: We would not allow you to work with the large Iguanas, Tarantulas or Scorpions (those are for the pros) 

If you apply to work with us, we will review your application and give you call. When we book a show and we need you, we will reach out to you to see if you are available, if you are, we will give you the date/ time and location of the show, we will provide for you a New England Reptile Shows shirt to wear during the show and ask that you arrange your own transportation to and from the show. Anyone under the age of 18 is required to have parents written permission to work with us.

All assistants will be properly trained (with hands on learning) with one of our staff prior to any show.

Apply to join our team

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