Aquarist/Assistant Dive Safety Officer

Organization: The National Aquarium (AZA Member)
Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Job or Internship: Job

The National Aquarium is looking for an Assistant Dive Safety Officer/Aquarist to assist the Dive Safety Officer in overseeing the Aquarium's dive program which includes volunteers and paid staff and to provide assigned specimens with excellent day to day care through approved husbandry techniques. This position also assists in the development and enforcement of policies and procedures which ensure diving safety, participates in the acquisition/disposition, transport and acclimation of plants and animals and keeps exhibits, reserve tanks, support equipment and workspaces well maintained.

Requirements of this job include a Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Animal Science, Oceanography, or related major, or equivalent experience, CPR/First Aid Instructor Certification and Open Water SCUBA certification; Divemaster SCUBA certification preferred. Other requirements include a minimum of 1 year of experience in an aquarium or zoological field, 2 years experience with volunteers and proficiency regarding treatment of common aquatic diseases, husbandry techniques and aquarium maintenance.

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