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Alaska Sealife Center

Alaska Sealife Center

Aquarist I or II

Aquarist I or II

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Aquaraist I

Summary:

This position provides basic support to the Aquarium division for daily husbandry and related duties for aquatic fishes, invertebrates, and plants; and their exhibit and holding aquariums under the direct supervision of the Aquarium Curator at the Alaska SeaLife Center.

 Education/Training Requirements:

A Bachelor’s degree in biology or related field required.  Experience in the care of aquatic animals preferred.  Computer skills including email, Excel, Word, and database programs.  Open water SCUBA certification or the ability to become certified within six months of hire required.  Rescue diver certification or higher level SCUBA certification highly desirable.

Essential Duties:

  1. Under the guidance of Aquarium Curator, assists in the care, exhibition, and study of the aquarium collection of invertebrates, fishes and plants. This position also supports the research collections of similar specimens as assigned to the Aquarium. 
  2. Assists in the daily animal diet preparations, water quality testing, and routine cleaning of animal exhibits, holding pools, food preparation facilities and aquarium work areas. 
  3. Assists in exhibit preparation, including exhibit changes and improvements, and modifications including lighting, habitat, and plumbing as needed. 
  4. Maintains aquatic habitat cleanliness and preparation for visitors. 
  5. Learns and assists in health and care of the aquatic animals, including health observation and intervention for treatment. Learns and applies proper disease recognition, diagnosis and treatments.
  6. Learns to maintain and operate aquarium life support systems. 
  7. Under guidance of Aquarium Curator, monitors water quality of aquarium systems. 
  8. Keeps proper records in accordance with the ASLC and permit requirements. 
  9. Participates in field collection and transport of specimens for exhibits. 
  10. Participates in presentations to visitors and the public on topics in marine science and ASLC operations. 
  11. Cross trains with other husbandry staff for efficient use of staff resources. 
  12. May assist and work with senior staff and the Curator on various department goals and programs including research, education, and conservation. 
  13. Maintains active SCUBA diver status and is comfortable diving in cold water environments. Functions as a diver/dive tender during underwater activities carried out by the Alaska SeaLife Center. 
  14. Fosters good relations with visitors, volunteers, community leaders, contractors, and fellow staff members by promoting positive attitudes, good will, cooperation, and providing high standards of service. 
  15. Complies with all Alaska SeaLife Center policies, procedures, and programs. 
  16. Performs other related duties as assigned. 

Other Skills and Abilities:

Ability to be organized, self-motivated, and possess a strong desire to see the completion of projects.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to see and hear; swim and dive; move about; stoop, kneel, and crouch; use arms and hands; handle objects, tools, and controls; and sit.  Ability to lift and move 50 pounds.  Ability to pass a pre dive physical.

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Aquarist II

Summary:

This position provides primary support to the Aquarium division for daily husbandry and related duties for aquatic fishes, invertebrates, and plants; and their exhibit and holding aquariums under the direct supervision of the Aquarium Curator at the Alaska SeaLife Center.

Education/Training Requirements:

A Bachelor’s degree in biology or related field required. Two years work experience in the aquarium field is required.  Computer skills including MS Outlook, Excel, Word, and database programs.  Open water SCUBA certification required.  Rescue diver certification or higher level SCUBA certification highly desirable.

 Essential Duties:

  1. Under the guidance of Aquarium Curator, assists in the care, exhibition, and study of the aquarium collection of invertebrates, fishes and plants. This position also supports the research collections of similar specimens as assigned to the Aquarium. 
  2. Performs daily animal diet preparations, water quality testing, and routine cleaning of animal exhibits, holding pools, food preparation facilities and aquarium work areas. 
  3. Participates in exhibit preparation, including exhibit changes and improvements, and modifications including lighting, habitat, and plumbing as needed. 
  4. Maintains aquatic habitat cleanliness and preparation for visitors. 
  5. Assists in health and care of the aquatic animals, including health observation and intervention for treatment. Learns and applies proper disease recognition, diagnosis and treatments. 
  6. Maintains and operates aquarium life support systems. 
  7. Under guidance of Aquarium Curator, monitors water quality of aquarium systems. 
  8. Keeps proper records in accordance with the ASLC and permit requirements. 
  9. Collects and transports specimens for exhibits. 
  10. With training and demonstrated aptitude and experience, participate in organizing and managing field collection trips, exhibit upgrades and changes, and in-house research opportunities. 
  11. Participates in presentations to visitors and the public on topics in marine science and ASLC operations. 
  12. Serve as a volunteer and intern mentor and participate in intern development. 
  13. Cross trains with other husbandry staff for efficient use of staff resources. 
  14. Assists and works with senior staff and the Curator on various department goals and programs including research, education and conservation. 
  15. Maintains active SCUBA diver status and is comfortable diving in cold water environments. Functions as a diver/dive tender during underwater activities carried out by the Alaska SeaLife Center. 
  16. Fosters good relations with visitors, volunteers, community leaders, contractors, and fellow staff members by promoting positive attitudes, good will, cooperation, and providing high standards of service. 
  17. Complies with all Alaska SeaLife Center policies, procedures, and programs. 
  18. Performs other related duties as assigned. 

Other Skills and Abilities:

Ability to be self motivated with little to no supervision.  Ability to be organized, self-motivated, and possess a strong desire to see the completion of projects.

 Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to see and hear; swim and dive; move about; stoop, kneel, and crouch; use arms and hands; handle objects, tools, and controls; and sit.  Ability to lift and move 50 pounds.  Ability to pass a pre dive physical.

Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  2/4/2022

START DATE:  3/1/2022                            

Experience Required

A Bachelor’s degree in biology or related field required. Two years work experience in the aquarium field is required. Computer skills including MS Outlook, Excel, Word, and database programs. Open water SCUBA certification required. Rescue diver certification or higher level SCUBA certification highly desirable.

Perks

The Alaska SeaLife Center is the only facility in Alaska that combines a public aquarium with marine research, education, and wildlife response.

Salary

I $16.50 - $18.00 or II $19.00 - $21.00

How to Apply

https://jobs.ourcareerpages.com/jobapplication/684934?appsource=ccp

Alaska Sealife Center
PO Box 1329
Seward, AK 99664
Phone: 9072246307
Fax: Alaska Sealife Center

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