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Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

Part-time Exhibit Educator

The Part-Time Exhibit Educator is responsible for supervision of all guest interactive areas and for providing detailed information on our aquatic collection when needed.  Some involvement with camps expected.  This postion reports directly to the Director of Education. 

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following tasks:

Staff Powerwalk, Staff Ray Bay touch, Jelly touch and classroom as needed.

Have an understanding of all aquatic life in various tanks, including proper handling of the animals in touch areas.  Ensure guests and animal safety by monitoring touch areas for guest behavior, and relaying proper handling methods to guests.

Ability to teach educational classes about marine science/aquatic life in a classroom setting.

Greeting and interaction with guests.

Providing assistance to camps and programs.

Excellent public speaking skills. 

Able to communicate with large volumes of guests sometimes in confined spaces.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to bend, stoop, kneel in order to access stations.

Must be able to stand for periods of 7-8 hours and assist guests while directing guests.

Must be able to perform the essential functions of job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Preferred Qualification:

1-2 yr experience in Attraction/Amusement Education program

Outgoing and Friendly personality

Fluent in Spanish and/ or ABS language preferred

Fluent in English a requirement

Further Comments

Immediate positions available. Must be able to start position within 1 month of position acceptance.


Many fringe benefits including pass exchange with many local businesses including Dollywood



How to Apply

Please email with desire to apply for the Part-Time Exhibit Educator position and resume.

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
88 River Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Phone: 8656549862
Fax: 865-430-8818

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