Aquarist(51)




Organization: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium (AZA Member)
Location: Omaha, NE, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Aquarist

FLSA: Non-Exempt

SUMMARY:

Aquarists are responsible for the day-to-day operations of various exhibits and behind the scenes operations. These duties include daily monitoring of water chemistry, animal health, animal needs and exhibit cleanliness.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Implements procedures and protocol for all areas of aquarium

operations including, but not limited to, animal husbandry, aquarium

maintenance, water quality analysis, life support systems, preventative

tank maintenance, quarantine

2. Animals: Implements procedures and protocol for quarantine

procedures, monitoring of animal health, diet and behavior. Follows

protocols for record- keeping. Follows direction on fish disease

treatment.

3. Life Support Systems: Implements procedures and protocol for all

aspects of maintaining water filtration equipment. Tests and tracks water

quality to ensure all systems are maintained within established water

quality parameters.

4. Partakes in weekly Shark/Reef dives, Shark feedings and coverage help of other areas.

5. Help out w/ various extracurricular jobs such as: building maintenance, grounds maintenance, work crews etc…

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

• Knowledge of closed filtration systems and tank cycling

• Knowledge of aquarium systems including life support systems for fish,

animal husbandry, maintenance needs, and quarantine protocols for a large

variety of marine species.

• Knowledge of tropical fish husbandry and care

• Knowledge of Shark husbandry and care

• Knowledge of water chemistry and biological processes

• SCUBA certification

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT:

• Work to be performed under normal office conditions, in saltwater

aquarium, and within laboratory/fish quarantine setting.

• Must be able to lift 50lbs.

• Must be able to be on feet all day.

• A current Tuberculosis test is required before hiring process can be completed.

To apply for this position please visit our website at www.omahazoo.com.

Applications accepted only through on-line application on website. Applications accepted through 01/10/2013