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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 (Floor Educator) is responsible for the supervision of all guest interactive areas and for providing detailed information on our aquatic inventory when needed.  Some involvement in camps and classes in expected, while assisting with communtiy outreach, overnight camps, and educational ventures into the school system is optional.  This postion reports to the Director of Education.

Specific responsiblities include but are not limited to staff the powerwalk, touch jelly tank, stingray bay tank and classroom as needed.

Have an understanding of all aquatic life in the various tanks, including the proper handling of the animlas in the touch areas. 

Ensure guests and animals safety by monitoring guest areas for guest behavior and relaying proper handling methods to guests. 

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

Greeting and interaction with the guests

Providing assistance to all camps and programs

Fluent in English

Physical Requirements:

Abiltity to bend, stoop, kneel to access stations and assist guests

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

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

Perferred Qualifications:

B.S. or B.A. in science related field

Excellent public speaking skills

Outgoing and friendly personality

Must be able to relocate within 1 month of accepting the position.

Fluent in Spanish or ASL preferred


pass exchange with local and regional businesses



How to Apply

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
88 River Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Phone: 865-430-8808 ext
Fax: Ripley's Aquarium of the

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