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Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

Aquarist - Herps

Department: Aquarium

Reports to: Curator of Fish and Reptiles

Job Status: Full-time

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park is looking for an energetic individual to become a full-time aquarist in the herp section of its aquarium team. The aquarium team is responsible for the care of all reptiles, amphibians, teleosts, elasmobranchs, invertebrates, and their associated exhibits/ life support systems while also leading many of our daily interaction programs with our guests. This position will be primarily responsible for the care of our reptile collection.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: daily husbandry of animals/exhibits including crocodilians and venomous snakes; maintenance of life support systems; maintain detailed animal/exhibit records; routine cleaning of exhibits; delivering a variety of formal and informal presentations; daily interaction with our visiting guests.

Desired qualifications: Previous experience working in a public zoo or aquarium; experience with daily care for various reptile species; Bachelor’s degree in biology, zoology, or related area of study; strong people and customer service skills; ability to work weekends, evenings, and holidays; ability to work well within a team environment; must have a strong desire to learn and grow; demonstrate a strong dedication to given responsibilities; possession of outstanding communication and organization skills; ability to lift 50 lbs.; ability to work outside and on their feet for long durations in extreme weather conditions; willingness to represent the Gulfarium in appearance and action.

This is a full-time position with benefits.  

How to Apply

All interested parties, please submit online application at as well as email cover letter and resume to Graham Northup, Curator of Fish and Reptiles, at

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
Fort Walton Beach, FL

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