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Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

Quarantine Aquarist

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is now accepting resumes for an Aquarist position at our quarantine facility located in Buffalo, New York.  We are looking for a highly motivated individual that works well in a team and on an individual basis.  Past experience with multiple species of jellies preferred.


Preferred candidates will possess the following:

  • Degree in Marine Biology, Aquaculture or a related field.
  • Work experience in a public aquarium.
  • Valid open water SCUBA certification.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Experience with proper food handling, preparation, nutrition and feeding techniques in an aquarium setting.
  • Working knowledge of water quality (chemistry), maintenance and filtration, including familiarity with a variety of life support systems.
  • Basic knowledge of the taxonomy of marine and freshwater fish and invertebrates.
  • Excellent observational, computer, and written skills
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. and able to work in aquarium back areas which requires climbing ladders, bending, and standing for long
    periods of time.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Responsibilities will include care and maintenance of large and small marine and freshwater aquaria.  Including, but not limited to, prevention
    and treatment of diseases, animal transports, and detailed record keeping.

Please send resumes with cover letter to:

Kelly Sowers, Quarantine Manager

Ripley s Aquarium, 790 Aero Dr., Suite 400, Cheektowaga, NY 14225

  or via email to .

Experience Required

Experience in public aquaria. Experience in jelly care highly desired

How to Apply

Send resume and cover letter to: Kelly Sowers, Quarantine Manager:

Ripley's Aquarium of Canada
790 Aero Dr. Suite 400
Cheektowaga, NY 14150

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