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Texas State Aquarium

Curator of Fish & Herpetology (Full-Time)

Take your career to new depths and put your skills to work in a one of a kind setting by becoming a part of the premiere aquarium showcasing the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. The Texas State Aquarium provides high quality, entertaining programming through education, conservation, and wildlife rehabilitation. We strive to provide our guests with an exciting, educational, and memorable experience.

Under the supervision of the Senior VP and Chief Operating Office the Curator will manage overall care of the Fish and Herpetology Department while providing a sustaining environment for the animals and an education experience for the guests.

Other duties include but are not limited to:

  • Oversee the operation of the fish and herpetology areas and the quarantine of all reptiles, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates.

  • Assist the veterinarian in all areas of reptile, amphibian, fish, and invertebrate health along with participation in reptile, amphibian, fish, and invertebrate medical procedures.

  • Enter exhibits by use of SCUBA equipment to clean exhibitry, provide animal care, and/or feed.

  • Develop and implement collection plan; recommend and implement acquisitions and dispositions.

  • Participate in aquatic animal collecting trips.

  • Responsible for assuring that all animal handling practices are in accordance to husbandry guidelines.

  • Develop and implement Standard Operating Procedures in Fish/Herp work areas.

  • Participate in the development and design exhibits and systems as assigned.

  • Participate in personnel duties including hiring, development, training, and performance evaluations.

  • Enforce compliance with policies and procedures.

  • Oversee the purchasing and inventory of aquarium supplies, equipment, and food.

  • Participate in the development and implementation of the department’s annual budget and goals.

Experience Required

A Bachelor’s degree in biology or related field from a fouryear college or university is required with a minimum of five years of experience working with fish and marine invertebrates and two years of experience as a supervisor in an aquarium/zoological institution. Any combination of education and experience would likely produce the requiredknowledge skills and abilities.


This position offers an attractive benefits/vacation package including a 100% employer paid health plan, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, and 403(b) retirement plan with a 100% match of the first 5% contributed.

How to Apply

If interested in applying, please visit Careers & Internships - Texas State Aquarium for more information. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be reviewed.

Texas State Aquarium
2710 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TXPhone: 3618811200

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