Trainer II – Marine Mammal




Organization: Texas State Aquarium (AZA Member)
Location: Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Job or Internship: Job

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

• Participates in the primary care and training of the marine mammal collection.

• Maintain marine mammal exhibit.

• Participate in all areas of marine mammal husbandry and programming.

• Participate in behavioral enrichment.

• Prepare food and feed according to established procedures.

• Observe animal behavior and report unusual/abnormal behavior to supervisor.

• Assist Veterinarian during marine mammal medicals.

• Enter data into TRACKS.

• Maintain all feeding, behavior, training and medical records.

• Clean, maintain, and store utensils and equipment used to feed and care for animals.

• Assess water chemistry/temperatures and report anything unusual to supervisors.

• Plan and direct the work of support staff and volunteers in primary areas of responsibility.

• Enter exhibits by use of SCUBA equipment to clean exhibitry, provide animal care, and/or feed.

• Provide assistance on research projects related to animal behavior, animal nutrition, animal physiology, and water chemistry.

• Contribute to the maintenance and cleanliness of the Dolphin Bay wet area.

• Adhere to all governmental/AZA policies regarding acquisition, husbandry, records, and animal health.

• Perform related duties as assigned

• Comply with all safety policies, practices, and procedures. Report all unsafe work practices to supervisor and / or Human Resources.

• Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.

• Perform other duties as assigned.

• Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge and skills.

• Provide exceptional guest service.

• Abide by all policies and procedures outlined in the employee handbook.

• Abide by all policies and procedures outlined in the Animal Husbandry Standard Operating Procedures.