Marine Mammal Trainer

Organization: Miami Seaquarium
Location: Miami, FL, us
Job or Internship: Job

The Animal Training department is seeking hardworking and dedicated individuals to become part of Miami Seaquarium's team. Applications are now being accepted for animal trainers with a minimum of 2 years paid training experience at an interactive or show facility. Applicants must be able to work nights, weekends, and holidays.

The Animal Training department is responsible for the training, daily care, and husbandry of bottlenose dolphins, seals, sea lions, Pacific white sided dolphins and a killer whale. This position involves diet preparation, vitamin and medication distribution, habitat maintenance, and interacting with the public in the water during interactive programs with dolphins or seals and/or performing in shows. Applicants should possess good public speaking skills and display a positive attitude. Individuals must be able to lift up to 50 lbs on a daily basis and be prepared to work at an outdoor facility.

A minimum of 2 years paid animal training experience in an interactive or show facility is required. Applicants must also possess a bachelors or associates degree, or equivalent animal training experience. SCUBA certification is required and the ability to pass all portions of the swim test which includes the following –

  • Freestyle 100 yards
  • Underwater swim/breath hold 130 ft
  • Surface dive to the bottom of a 9-12 ft pool and retrieve 2 weighted objects 20-30 feet apart
  • 15 pushups

Preferred requirements include CPR and lifeguard certification, current IMATA membership, bilingual (Spanish or Portuguese preferred).   

All qualified applicants must first submit their resume via mail, fax or email.   If submitting via email, please indicate resume in the subject line. All international applicants must possess all of the necessary paperwork to work full time in the, U.S. prior to submitting their resume for consideration. Once resumes are received, qualified applicants will be contacted to schedule a swim test.  

Sarah Graff

Manager of Animal Training

Miami Seaquarium

Animal Training Department

4400 Rickenbacker Causeway

Miami, FL 33149

Fax: (305) 361-6077  

Miami Seaquarium is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free work place.