Aquarist(63)




Organization: Dynasty Marine Associates
Location: Marathon, FL, us
Job or Internship: Job

Web address: www.dynastymarine.net

 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Maintain all tanks in the lab.  This includes routine tank cleaning, water quality testing, water changes, etc.
  • Operate equipment and Life Support Systems (LSS) including pumps, filters, sterilization units, chillers/heaters and blowers and participate in scheduled maintenance routine of utensils, tools, equipment and facilities.
  • Perform repairs to equipment and facilities or help building new systems as determined by management.
  • Monitor fish for detection and treatment of diseases
  • Prepare food and feed the fish, according to quarantine and fasting schedules.
  • Help in the process of unpacking, packing and shipping of fish and invertebrates.
  • Maintain stock of packing supplies
  • Fill in when needed to help other staff members in the daily routine.
  • Remain “on call” during duty days.

·       Collaborate with the occasional collection of specimens available nearby using canoes and hand nets.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marine Biology, Environmental Science or related field.
  • A minimum of six months to one year of experience working within a public aquarium or related facility is desired.

Selection Criteria: (Candidates will be assessed against the following)

  • Animal husbandry skills.
  • Knowledge of filtration and LSS.  
  • Ability to update and maintain aquaria pumps, filters, and basic plumbing knowledge Ability to handle the physical demands of the job.
  • Ability to work weekends and extended hours.
  • Availability to be “on call” as the first contact during designated “on duty” days.
  • Reside within 10 minutes of the facilities.

Compensation:

The salary range for this position is $24,000 to $34,000 dollars per year DOQ 

NOTE: This position involves NO diving activities.

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