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SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium


About The Role

As an Aquarist, you will be the advanced fish-keeper, with a solid knowledge of both marine and freshwater systems. More importantly, you will have the drive and enthusiasm to develop your knowledge and skills and apply them in a controlled safe environment surrounded by all forms of marine life.


  • Seeks out guest contact and displays enthusiasm and boundless amounts of fun energy.  
  •  Assist the displays team with the management and oversight of all husbandry and life support of aquarium systems while ensuring a consistently high standard of animal care and displays presentation throughout all public and behind the scenes areas.  
  • Perform advanced routine animal care, cleaning and maintenance of aquarium displays requiring SCUBA diving.  
  • Adopts an enthusiastic, assertive and passionate approach to Guest Service, and demonstrates the Merlin Values at every opportunity.  
  • Assist the Senior Displays staff with the husbandry and life support of aquarium systems while ensuring a consistently high standard of animal care.  
  • Provide daily care of animal exhibits including diet preparation, feeding and general care and maintenance of aquatic exhibits in     accordance with established protocols.  
  • Assist with specimen transports, water quality testing, quarantine, diagnosis and treatment of fish disease.  
  • Maintain accurate daily records for aquarium systems and exhibit specimens.  Interacts with guests, management, veterinarians,     and other individuals as required.  
  •  Assist in the continual development of the displays areas in line with the long term goals of the company.  
  • Perform daily public presentations as needed.

About You

  • Minimum of 1-2 years of aquatic animal handling in a professional aquarium environment with demonstrated knowledge of safe animal handling practices and maintaining a safe working environment required.  
  • Previous experience with the maintenance and operation of large life support systems including sand filters, canister filters, UV sterilizers, protein skimmers, and ozone generators is preferred.
  • Required- Open Water Certification; preferably Rescue (or the ability to obtain within 6 months of hire). Dive Master desirable.
  • Advanced knowledge of LSS, both open and closed system
  • Able to identify common fish diseases and parasites and proper course of treatment 

 Required Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences, Marine Biology, Science, or related field.

 Other Requirements:  

  • Ability to obtain and hold a current First Aid and CPR certification
  • Ability to obtain and hold valid Driver’s License
  • Ability to work weekends and flexible hours. 
  • Must pass a pre-employment placement physical

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How to Apply

SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium
Orlando, FL 32819

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