Senior Medical Aquarist/Gallery Aquarist

Organization: Sea Research Foundation/Mystic Aquarium (AZA Member)
Location: Mystic, CT, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Department: Fishes, Invertebrates, Reptiles and Amphibians


Supervisor: Supervisor-Fishes and Invertebrates, Reptiles and Amphibians. Curator of Fishes, Invertebrates & Water Quality

Curator/Director-Fishes and Invertebrates, Reptiles and Amphibians (if supervisor is not present)


Classification: Full-time, Non-exempt

Job Summary: Hands-on leadership responsibilities in animal care and exhibit maintenance of fish & invertebrate, reptiles and amphibian collection while adhering to AZA requirements and documentation. Oversee and conduct medical issues dealing with fish, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree and at least 3 years professional experience in fish and invertebrate husbandry and exhibition in an aquarium setting or 5 years equivalent experience. Leadership & management experience with strong teamwork, communication skills both written and verbal, organization of skills and attention to detail. Must possess a high-energy work ethic and a positive attitude.


*Coordinate with veterinary and F&I staff for scheduling and staffing of routine and special veterinary procedures, including necropsies.

*Work with staff to assess medical situations as they occur and communicate them to the vet staff.

*Help manage and maintain the reptile and amphibian animal collection including medical procedures.

*Work with staff to ensure that Medical Procedural Changes are completed.

*Participate in the development and implementation of husbandry procedures, techniques and practices.

*Assist quarantine aquarist develop and recommend quarantine procedures to veterinary staff and ensure that they are followed.

*Frequent scuba diving in all types of varying conditions (must be Scuba certified).

*Maintain and advance assigned gallery exhibits (coverage)