Animal Husbandry Associate Full Time Aulani a Disney Resort & Spa
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Careers - Kapolei, HI

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The Disney culture is enchanting and unique, and we have found a kindred spirit in the living heritage and graceful rhythm of O'ahu. Planned upon 21 acres of oceanfront, Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, will welcome Guests in true local fashion, calling on your natural passion and Aloha spirit to help us cultivate an experience that is upbeat, colorful and rooted in tradition. While our Guests take home happiness, the legends of O'ahu will become as much a part of them as they are of you.

The Husbandry Associate is responsible for assisting the Aulani Animal Care team with the care, well-being, management, behavioral conditioning and enrichment of the animal collection. These responsibilities include the daily routines of cleaning, animal observation, diet preparation, and reporting medical needs and abnormal conditions to the zoological managers. Additionally, the Husbandry Associate will be trained in a practical understanding of operant conditioning as it relates to the daily management and research of the species under their care. The Husbandry Associate will perform informal and formal presentations to Aulani Resort guests. The Husbandry Associate assists under guidance of the Aulani Animal Care team in ensuring that facilities and equipment are kept in a safe and orderly manner. The Husbandry Associate will also be trained to maintain daily records, collect and log information, and ensure this information is communicated to management and recorded in the Aulani databases. The Husbandry Associate works under the guidance of an Aulani Animal Care mentor and under the close supervision of a Senior Aquarist. The Husbandry Associate participates in a developmental program including on-the-job experience as well as formalized training from the animal management and veterinary teams.

Basic Qualifications
  • Minimum 6 months experience in animal husbandry in a professional environment
  • Basic Knowledge of fish behavior, physiology, general biology, nutritional requirements and reproductive needs
  • Strong presentation, analytical and written skills
  • Ability to be flexible with work schedule, including weekends and holidays
  • Work safely with chemicals and familiar with proper handling
  • SCUBA certified and able to pass Aulani dive physical
  • SCUBA Rescue certified within 1 yr of employment
  • Be able to lift 60 lbs on a regular basis
Preferred Qualifications
CPR/AED and 1st Aid certifications

Preferred Education
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Marine Biology, Aquaculture, Zoology

Required Education
High school degree or equivalent

Additional Information
EOE • Drawing Creativity from Diversity • ©Disney

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