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Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is northeast Indiana’s largest tourist attraction, hosting more than 600,000 guests annually. The zoo is consistently named one of the nation’s Top Ten Zoos for Kids by national media outlets and is a conservation leader, contributing more than $250,000 annually to local, regional, and international efforts to protect wild animals and habitats. The zoo cares for more than 1200 animals and participates in 63 cooperative species survival plans.

Dive Safety Officer/Aquarist

Applications are being accepted for a Dive Safety Officer/Aquarist. As the Dive Safety Officer, this position is responsible for coordinating all dive operations to ensure safety, animal health, and a positive guest experience as well as serving as chair of the Diving Control Board and the administrative officer of the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo dive program. As an Aquarist, this position performs work necessary to provide basic daily animal care for the zoo’s aquarium animals and ensures appropriate animal welfare and performs husbandry practices such as life support and water quality maintenance, operant conditioning, enrichment strategy, and assisting with husbandry and enclosure furnishing and life support design. This position is responsible for daily husbandry, water quality, and maintenance duties for the reef tank, shark tank, stingray exhibit, and associated holding and quarantine tanks and filtration systems. A Bachelor’s degree in an animal-related field, PADI/NAUI SCUBA open water certification, and one year of general diving experience and operating and maintaining dive equipment and gear are required.  Six months of aquarium diving experience, instructor level First Aid and Emergency Oxygen certification, PADI/NAUI SCUBA rescue diver or higher certification, and three years of experience in an aquarium or zoological setting are preferred. See for a full job description and application.

This is a full-time position requiring availability for a 40-hour work week year-round (including evenings, weekends, and holidays).

How to Apply

To apply: submit cover letter, resume, and application by mail: Zoo, Attn: Employment (Dive Safety Officer/Aquarist), 3411 Sherman Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46808; deliver to zoo office 8am-5pm daily; or email to Application Deadline: July 26, 2019

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
3411 Sherman Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46808
Phone: 260-427-6800
Fax: 260-427-6820

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