Aquarist 1 - Offsite Exhibits

Organization: Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium (AZA Member)
Location: Sarasota, FL, Country
Job or Internship: Job

An Aquarist I Off-Site Exhibits should have a proven interest in pursuing a career in animal husbandry in a public aquarium. An Aquarist I serves as an animal care taker responsible for the overall health, appearance, maintenance and cleanliness of Aquariums and their animals, and may handle the supervision and training of Intern Aquarists or an assigned volunteer aquarist. Working with the husbandry staff, an Aquarist I helps in maintaining the living collections of the Aquarium. This classification requires a practical knowledge of animal behavior through education or commensurate experience and minimal management skills. An Aquarist I is expected to be able to maintain all animals under his or her care, noting unusual behavior and health, and reporting these observations to their supervisor. Associated with animal care, an Aquarist I is to assist in the exhibit development by researching animal requirements and developing husbandry concepts for the maintenance of future exhibit animals. In addition to animal care an Aquarist I will possess the ability to trouble-shoot Life Support System problems, and assist in the design and development phases of Life Support System installations. As a minimum, an Aquarist I must demonstrate people handling skills as well as animal care skills.

An Aquarist I – Offsite Exhibits will also be responsible for a number of Aquariums located in several Sarasota locations. A safe driving record, time management skills, and the ability to work and make independent decisions are required.

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Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Interested applicants should submit as a single electronic file, 1) a cover letter, 2) resume or CV, and 3) the names and contact information for three references, before 5pm July 26, 2013 to Alternatively, a single package of all requested elements may be submitted to Mote Marine Laboratory, Attn: Human Resources, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236.