Husbandry Aquarist Needed

 

Large marine life import/export company seeking individuals that have a good work ethic and a desire for continuous learning. The Aquarist, under the supervision of the Husbandry Manager, is primarily responsible for providing top-notch husbandry to the aquatic animals, including daily observations of dietary and behavioral habits, cleaning and maintaining assigned exhibit and holding areas. You will get hands-on training from some of the best in the field. No experience is necessary but aquatic life enthusiasts are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Works collaboratively with Husbandry Manager to meet the highest standards of animal care to fulfill these major job responsibilities.

  • Daily duties include but are not limited to: ensuring workspaces, tools, and equipment are clean, organized, and functioning properly; prepping and feeding food; treating any injured/diseased individuals as directed to; making observations and recognizing abnormal animal behavior/appearance; acting upon/reporting such observations in a timely manner

  • Works independently as well as collaboratively with the fish Husbandry team on daily tasks and special projects.

  • Practices good judgment in decision-making as related to animal care, emergency situations, and projects, and communicates efficiently to the Husbandry Manager when their involvement is necessary.

  • Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marine Science, Chemistry, Biology or a related field OR equivalent experience is not required but is a plus

  • Must possess strong observational skills to ensure animal health and safety

  • Must possess sound judgment and the ability to use common sense for effective decision-making.

  • Ability to multitask, prioritize responsibilities, work under pressure, meet deadlines and be able to thrive in a fast-paced work environment.

  • Good communication skills and attention to detail and task completion are essential

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that includes weekends and holidays as required.

  • Ability to lift and carry 20 pounds, kneel, bend, crouch, squat, and stand for extended periods of time

  • Valid driver’s license is a plus

 

Compensation

There is tremendous potential for growth and career opportunity within our company. Starting pay depends on experience level and/or applicable qualifications. We also offer medical, dental, vision, and retirement plans after you’ve completed your 90 day probation period.

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