Assistant Aquarist / Seasonal - Summer 2013

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

Downtown Aquarium Denver is looking for a Seasonal Assistant Aquarist during our summer season, from June until late August. Our aquarium is a 1.125 million gallon, 107,000 sq.ft. facility of aquatic and terrestrial exhibits with over 8,000 fish, birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals and invertebrates represented in a collection of approximately 600 species.

This position involves husbandry and maintenance of aquatic specimens and their exhibits. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Curator, Assistant Curator, and Senior Biologist of Fish and Invertebrates. Assistant Aquarists participate in proper care of the animal collection, including environmental requirements, nutrition, water quality, the maintenance and appearance of all exhibits, life support equipment, disease recognition and therapy. Applicant must be highly motivated and be willing to work flexible hours, which may include nights, weekends, and holidays.

Applicants must have some experience either working, volunteering or through internships in an aquarium or zoo with aquatic animals and systems. Either a degree in biological sciences or pursuit of a degree is preferred. Applicants from an established Aquarium Science Program that requires a 10 week internship are preferred.

Application period is limited.

Please attach and send a resume, cover letter and reference list via email only to: Rob Brynda at