Job Shadow Program

Experience is always a great way to open a young person’s eyes and spark new interests. To offer young adults a glimpse into the aquarium world, the South Carolina Aquarium offers a Job Shadow Program for students in grades 6 to 12. In this program, your child will have the opportunity to observe some of the jobs that keep an Aquarium humming – like aquarist, educator, or mammal behaviorist.

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Job Shadow Day Dates

The Job Shadow Program will be offered on three dates in 2024: April 8 (Charleston County Teacher Workday), May 27 (Memorial Day) and Sept. 2 (Labor Day) from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. The deadlines to apply are two weeks prior to each date.

Please note, the April and May Job Shadow Days are for middle school students only, and the September date is for high school students only.

Following the deadline to register, the first 15 registrants to sign up for our Job Shadow Day program will be contacted by phone or by email to confirm that the student registration is complete. We will then provide specifics about the Shadow Day (time, activities, etc.) To register, students must complete the form below.

For questions, please contact teen programs coordinator, Shelley Shrader, at [email protected] or  (843) 579–8604.

Get a Glimpse Into Aquarium Careers

From being a sea turtle biologist or vet tech to an exhibit specialist or educator, working at an aquarium means never having the same day twice! Get an inside look at aquarium careers.

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