Aquarist(48)




Organization: Coral World Ocean Park
Location: St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, us
Job or Internship: Job
Title: Aquarist
Company/Organization:
Coral World Ocean Park
Location:
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Description

Be part of our marine operations department at Coral World Ocean Park! We are seeking a friendly, motivated aquarist to join our staff. Our marine ops staff members fill a variety of roles within the park, which provides the opportunity to build a broad base of skills.

Responsibilities include:

• Daily care and maintenance of the park’s animal collection including fish, rays, sharks, sea turtles and parrots among others

• Conduct public talks and feeding demonstrations with the animals, including animal interaction programs

• Collect specimens for aquatic exhibits and assist with designing new exhibits

• Diet preparation

• Maintain accurate records

• Maintain exhibits and pools, including the use of SCUBA

• Participate in special events and educational programs

• Assist with the rescue and rehabilitation of marine creatures including sea turtles, shore birds, and other local wildlife

• Work in a team environment and assist in all areas of the park, as needed

Requirements

• Minimum of 2 years experience in a professional aquarium or marine-related field

• Must be physically fit, able to lift 50 lbs, and able to pass a swim test

• Advanced SCUBA certification required, able to obtain Rescue Diver certification within 6 weeks of employment

• Must be a team player, have a positive attitude, and an outgoing personality, with the ability to work well unsupervised

• Bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology, Biology, or related field preferred

• In an effort to further diversify our current team of aquarists, applicants with experience in shore birds or other avian experience and interests will be strongly preferred

• Must be aware of the challenges of living on a Caribbean island (high cost of living, working in the sun and heat all day, etc.)

**This is a very physically demanding job requiring long periods of time working outdoors, daily exposure to sun, wind and saltwater, and diving and swimming daily.

References required - No phone calls please
Please submit resume and cover letter by email


Contact Information

Erica Palmer, Assistant Curator, Exhibits
Coral World Ocean Park
6450 Estate Smith Bay
St. Thomas, USVI 00802
Erica.Palmer@yahoo.com
Website: www.coralworldvi.com