Aquarist(62)




Organization: Brevard Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Melbourne, Florida, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Brevard Zoo is seeking an experienced Aquarist to join our animal husbandry team. The successful candidate for this position will be responsible for all aspects of aquarium plant and animal husbandry including maintenance of live exhibits, life support system operation and species identification and knowledge. This exhibit includes a 20,000 gallon saltwater system and touch tank for public display. Other responsibilities include daily filtration maintenance and water testing of our freshwater systems. The candidate must have working knowledge or ability to learn the marine flora and fauna of the Indian River Lagoon. A 2 year college degree in Biology or related field and ability to lift 50 pounds is required. A minimum two years of experience maintaining saltwater public aquariums and caring for saltwater fish and invertebrates is desired. Aquarists are involved in actively interpreting exhibits through both formal and informal public interactions as well as educational presentations.

To apply for this position please send a cover letter and resume with 3 references to Kerry Sweeney, Curator of Animals, at ksweeney@brevardzoo.org or to 8225 North Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32940. Deadline for applications is Friday August 23, 2013. Qualified applicants will be contacted.