Aquarist(53)




Organization: Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
Location: Fort Walton Beach, FL, us
Job or Internship: Job
Web address:www.gulfarium.com

Description:
The Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park is looking for an energetic individual to become a full-time member of its growing aquarium team. Our facility features a variety of aquatic organisms and habitats while putting a significant emphasis on new interactive programming. The aquarium team is primarily responsible for the care of all teleosts, elasmobranchs, invertebrates, herps, and their associated exhibits/ life support systems while also leading many of our daily interaction programs with our guests.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: daily husbandry care of animals/exhibits; maintenance of life support systems; testing and monitoring of water quality; disease diagnosis and treatment; detailed maintenance of animal/ exhibit logs; routine cleaning of exhibits; delivering a variety of formal and informal presentations; daily interaction with our visiting guests; routine SCUBA diving.

Desired qualifications: Previous experience working in a public aquarium; Bachelor’s degree in biology, zoology, or related area of study; strong people and customer service skills; ability to work weekends, evenings, and holidays; ability to work well within a team environment; must have a strong desire to learn and grow; demonstrate a strong dedication to given responsibilities; possession of outstanding communication and organization skills; SCUBA certification; ability to lift 50 lbs.; ability to work outside and on their feet for long durations in extreme weather conditions; willingness to represent the Gulfarium in appearance and action.

This is a full-time hourly position with full benefits. All interested parties, please submit online application at http://www.gulfarium.com/employment_application and mail/ email cover letter and resume to:
Allen McDowell
Curator of Fish and Invertebrates
Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
1010 Miracle Strip Parkway SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
allen.mcdowell@gulfarium.com