Aquarist(54)




Organization: SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment (AZA Member)
Location: Orlando, Florida, United States
Job or Internship: Job

* Those interested in applying for this position please apply at www.seaworldjobs.com *

Requirements and Competencies

• Must have a high school diploma or equivalent

• Must be at least 18 years old

• Must have a valid state driver’s license and be able to obtain a company driver’s license

• Must pass SeaWorld swim/dive test and SeaWorld diving physical

• Must be able to complete provided CPR training/certification

• Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Must be able to stand for long periods of time

• Must be able to lift 50 pounds

• Must be SCUBA certified

• Must be available to work varying shifts or hours based on park hours; i.e. be able to work opening and closing shifts

Desired Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in Marine Science or a related field preferred

Primary Responsibilities

• Basic Food preparation and feeding of animals in specific aquarium area

• Utilize proper aquarium maintenance techniques for algae removal, display diving, and aquarium decorating

• Basic water quality testing, chemical additions, salt water make up, pH and temperature testing

• Perform aquarium husbandry techniques including taxonomy, record keeping, aquarium filtration, aquarium theory, and emergency procedures

• Assist in basic animal transports

• Assist with minor repairs to aquarium filtration systems

• Answer guest questions concerning aquarium animals

Working Conditions

• Chemicals

• Indoors/AC

• Indoors/no AC

• Outdoors/Weather

• Outdoors/Shaded

• Protective Gear

• Water Exposure