Biologist (Aquarist)




Organization: Moody Gardens (AZA Member)
Location: Galveston, Tx, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Moody Gardens is looking for ambitious, experienced biologists to join our life science and exhibit operations team. The successful candidate will possess a solid foundation of marine aquarium husbandry knowledge and experience and demonstrate an interest in collaborative exhibit and collection management.

Aquarium biologists are responsible for maintaining a diverse collection of aquarium exhibits ranging from 100 gallons to 900,000 gallons showcasing marine invertebrates, teleosts, elasmobranchs and sea turtles.

Biologists are also involved in actively interpreting exhibits through both formal and informal public interactions as well as education and marketing presentations. Work conditions include warm and cold, wet environments both inside and outside and require lifting up to 50 pounds, and occasionally working hours outside the normal scheduled times.

Applicants should have a college level degree in biological sciences with at least two years paid experience in maintaining public aquarium exhibits, or a relevant combination. Must demonstrate a working knowledge of general aquarium husbandry and life support systems. Must have the ability to acquire AAUS dive certification and a valid Texas drivers license within 6 months after hire. Interested applicants should send resume to rdrinnen@moodygardens.com.

Moody Gardens maintains a drug free workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.