Aquarist(50)




Organization: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (AZA Member)
Location: Vallejo, CA, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Summary: Basic care and husbandry of Aquarium and Shark Experience collection

Position Type: Full-time and considered safety sensitive

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

• Provide in tank maintenance including scrubbing algae, vacuuming sand, cleaning windows, removing decorations for acid washing, and redecorating

• Prepare fish and marine life diets; thaw food product and prepare food as dictated by food charts

• Check the health and appearance of the fish on a daily basis and report any problems immediately to the Aquarium Manager

• Check pumps and filters and report any filtration problems to the Aquarium Manager.

• Perform housekeeping duties.

• Assist with water changes as assigned

• Perform quarantine procedures including observation of new specimen, detection of diseases under supervision

• Assist in changing tank displays and graphics

• Interpret results from water quality tests and make adjustments to tanks as needed

• Perform basic laboratory duties as assigned including slide preparation; perform necropsy

• Assist in the collection of specimens

• Assist in weekly dive presentations

• Other duties and special projects as assigned

Skills and Qualifications:

• Must possess prior experience with aquarium systems and tropical fish

• Must possess mechanical aptitude and have the knowledge to use basic power and hand tools

• Knowledge of basic chemistry.

• Must be available to work weekends, holidays and evenings as assigned

• SCUBA certification required

• Must possess the mental and physical capacities necessary to perform the job duties

• Must be able to lift up to 75 lbs.; must be able to work in and around cold saltwater and electrical equipment

Application Deadline: January 7 Date Posted: January 1, 2012

How to Apply: Qualified candidates should complete an online application at www.sixflagsjobs.com under “animal care/training” and may then submit a resume to the Human Resources Office

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

1001 Fairgrounds Drive

Vallejo, CA 94589

Attn: Casey Chung, Recruiter

Email: cchung@sftp.com

Fax: 707-556-5272

Six Flags is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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