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St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station

Biologist Trainer I

The St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station is currently looking for an energetic and dynamic Biologist Trainer 1 to join our team.  This role will be responsible for the day-to-day husbandry and wellbeing of the ambassador animals within the Aquarium, with a specific focus on operant conditioning. 

As a Biologist - Trainer I, you will be responsible for using operant conditioning to facilitate guest engagement opportunities through public presentations with the facility’s wide variety of animals.  

Roles & Responsibilities 

· Undertake daily operations to ensure highest level of safety, courtesy, education, efficiency, and operational readiness at all times.

· Train animal behavior and provide enrichment activities. 

· Public presentations and interactive programs consistent with the facility’s philosophy and procedures.

· Maintain positive representation to professional agencies and institutions.

· Compliance with health and safety standards in accordance with local municipality, state and federal rules and regulations. 

· Provide animal care and ensure habitats meet compliance of facility specific policies and procedures.

· Maintain up-to-date electronic records on animal health, training sessions, enrichment, water quality, system maintenance, and system checks, as necessary.

· Monitor, identify, and communicate any animal health concerns.

· In collaboration with Guest Experience Department and the Aquarium Foundation, ensure habitats and programs engage, educate, and entertain diverse audiences. 

· Work closely with the Aquarium Foundation to ensure volunteers and educators provide exemplary guest service and engagement. 

· Perform daily dive requirements.

· Other duties as assigned.


Skills & Experience

  • Full-time, paid experience in zoological animal husbandry with emphasis on operant conditioning, educational presentations, and interpretive guest engagement.

  • SCUBA Diver certification required.

  • First Aid, Emergency O2, and CPR/AED certifications required.

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline required.

  • Competency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.


How to Apply

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St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station
St. Louis, MO

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