Aquarist II

Organization: Natural Science Center and Animal Discovery (AZA Member)
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Natural Science Center of Greensboro

4301 Lawndale Dr

Greensboro, NC 27455

Position to be filled: Aquarist II

Posted Date: November 15th, 2012

Closing Date: December 15th, 2012

Anticipated Start Date: February, 2013

The Natural Science Center of Greensboro, an AZA and AAM accredited facility, is currently recruiting for the newly created full time position of Aquarist II. This is an advanced aquarist position that will report directly to the SciQuarium Curator. The SciQuarium is a new facility slated for completion in March, 2013 and opening in June. SciQuarium exhibits include Amazon, penguins, stingrays, and a 90,000 gallon open ocean tank.

The Aquarist II will be responsible for a diverse collection of fishes including multiple species of sharks and rays, as well as Amazonian and Caribbean fish. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to: LSS set up and maintenance, quarantine protocols, water quality testing, diets, dive shows, maintaining records, cleaning of all exhibits, overseeing other staff and volunteers, and assisting curator in veterinary procedures.

The minimum education requirement for this position is an associate degree in marine biology/animal husbandry, or a bachelor’s degree in a related field. Either must be from an accredited program. Candidates should have a minimum of 2 years aquarium experience (preferably in an AZA accredited facility), and be well-versed in the particulars of fish husbandry. Candidates must be willing to work weekends and holidays. Must be SCUBA certified and also hold a valid driver’s license. Must be able to work in hot and humid environments, and lift at least 50 lbs. The successful candidate should have basic plumbing skills, ability to diagnose common fish diseases, and be able to troubleshoot life support issues. Experience with Elasmobranchs is preferred. Compensation will be dependent upon experience and will include a full benefit package including medical and dental insurance, retirement, paid holidays, and annual leave.

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to: Aquarist Position, Department of Human Resources, Natural Science Center, 4301 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27455, or email to Applicants chosen for interview will be notified by January 15th, 2013. No phone calls please.

The Natural Science Center is an equal opportunity employer.