The SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium is now hiring an Aquarist who will play an integral part in the husbandry and life support of SEA LIFE’s aquatic environments. The candidate will work alongside the Displays Curator and Senior Aquarist to maintain all aspects of the daily care, feeding and life support system maintenance of a diverse collection of freshwater and marine animals including elasmobranches, fish, reptiles and invertebrates. Ensure smooth running of daily operation, highlighting any issues to manager on duty.
? Qualified candidates will possess at minimum a high school diploma/GED
? A B.A. or B.S. or 2-year technical degree, preferably in the Life Science is strongly desired
? A minimum of 2 years experience in a public aquarium or zoo as an aquarist or zookeeper
? Basic knowledge of LSS, both open and closed systems
? Able to identify common fish diseases and parasites and proper course of treatment
? Proven ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and multi task as necessary to meet a deadline.
? Great organization skills, detail oriented and self-starter.
? Ability to work with people from all levels of discipline.
? Excellent solving problems and analytical skills to develop appropriate solutions.
? Open to new learnings and quickly adapts to change.
? Candidates must also be able to frequently lift up to 50 lbs
? Must have or be able to obtain a MN driver’s license
? SCUBA Rescue Diver certification or higher, or ability to acquire within 6 month of hire
? Ensure the highest possible standards of animal husbandry, exhibit presentation, technical operation and Safety in all operational areas of SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium.
? To monitor all public display areas to achieve the objective of delivering a World Class guest experience.
? Daily animal diet preparation of over 10,000 animals
? Daily animal feeding, observation and record keeping
? Detailed record keeping of animal health treatments, exhibit maintenance and feeding logs
? Water quality analysis of exhibits
? Interact with guests during public animal feeds
? Dive in exhibits for maintenance, cleaning and/or feeding dives
? Participate in public Dive Programs on weekends and evenings as needed
? Weekend, evening and holiday hours are required
? Other duties and responsibilities as assigned
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