Aquarist Seasonal




Organization: Oregon Coast Aquarium (AZA Member)
Location: Newport, OR, Country
Job or Internship: Job

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is seeking applications for a Seasonal Aquarist. The position responsibilities include all aspects of the care of the fish and invertebrate collection as well as assisting with specimen collection, aquatic system maintenance, and interactions Aquarium guests. Work schedules are 40 hours per week and will include both weekend days. Position is from late May to mid-September 2013. Start date is flexible.

The ideal candidate will have some knowledge of aquarium systems, biology, and health experience working with captive fish and invertebrates or fisheries biology. Candidate will participate in the daily cleaning, feeding, and husbandry of marine fish and invertebrates. Knowledge of Northwest aquatic life is preferred. Have the ability to establish a good working relationship with co-workers, volunteers, and interns.

Knowledge of and ability to use computers and standard, commonly accepted computer programs is required. Ability to work under limited supervision, both independently and in a team environment is essential.

Send Resume, Cover letter and References to Kevin Clifford 2820 SE Ferry Slip RD, Newport, OR 97365, or email: kevin.clifford@aquarium.org. Applications must be received no later than March 25th.