Aquarium Biologist




Organization: Downtown Aquarium - Denver (AZA Member)
Location: Denver, Colorado, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Aquarium Biologist

Downtown Aquarium Denver is looking for an Aquarium Biologist to fill a position opening in mid-February. Downtown Aquarium Denver is an AZA accredited aquarium containing 1.125 million gallons of aquatic exhibits in a 107,000 square ft. facility. The aquatic and terrestrial exhibits house over 9,000 fish, birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals and invertebrates represented in a diverse collection of over 700 species.

Work is performed under the general supervision of the Curator and Assistant Curator of Fish, Invertebrates and Herps. Responsibilities are the proper care of the animal collection including exhibit maintenance, water quality, life support equipment maintenance, maintaining appropriate feeding regimes, disease recognition and therapy, maintaining support areas, and ensuring that all records are up to date and complete. Aquarium Biologists also perform diving duties, demonstrations, and participate in the development and delivery of interpretive programs, including public speaking and direct interaction with Aquarium guests. Applicant must be highly motivated and be willing to work flexible hours, which may include nights, weekends, and holidays, and be able to work both in a team environment and independently. Aquarium Biologists’ work can be strenuous, wet and dirty, but the work is very fulfilling. A flexible, positive, guest oriented attitude is vital. Our exciting aquarium and rapidly growing company offers health and dental benefits, employee discounts on food and retail at all of our locations, and 10 days paid vacation, with 5 available after 6 months. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

Minimum qualifications include: Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology, Biology or related field, or a combination of education and experience with recommendations; have knowledge of aquarium systems and aquatic biology and prior experience working in a zoo or aquarium setting (experience with husbandry and culture of jellies is preferred); valid S.C.U.B.A. certification and diving experience; possession of a valid driver’s license; the ability to lift and carry 50 pounds and the ability to pass a background check and drug screening.

Please attach and send resume, cover letter and references via email ONLY to: Rob Brynda at rbrynda@ldry.com.