$15 – $18 an hour
aquarium or animal care: 1 year (Preferred)
Full Job Description
Job Type: Part-time (14-16 hours per week)
Salary: $15.00 to $18.00 /hour
Performs live exhibit maintenance for aquariums. Includes providing basic animal husbandry for a variety of freshwater fishes, maintaining components of filtration systems, monitoring water quality, and cleaning aquatic habitats. Ensures high quality service is delivered to our clients.
Approximate % of time: Principal Job Duties and Responsibilities
70%: Performs routine husbandry, filter operation and exhibit maintenance tasks for assigned aquariums and their specimens. Includes, but not limited to, regular feedings, health and behavioral observations, water quality monitoring and filter maintenance, and exhibit cleaning. Responsible for aquascaping and general aesthetics of exhibits.
10%: Specialized aquarium cleaning involving entrance into exhibits with SCUBA. (preferred)
10%: Performs preventative maintenance/repairs on live exhibit filtration.
10%: Responsible for the hygiene of areas surrounding aquariums and filtration.
Education: B.A. or B.S. in Biology or related field with course-work in zoology, aquatic biology and chemistry preferred.
Experience: One year in a retail aquarium store, hatchery or public aquarium preferred.
Valid Open Water dive certification is preferred. Will consider candidates that are enrolled in a SCUBA certification course, or can be enrolled shortly after hire.
Aptitude in science and art/design is preferred.
May be required to work unusual hours or on unscheduled days during emergency type circumstances.
Strong interpersonal skills needed. Must have good hearing, visual acuity, and be able to lift 50 lbs.
Job Type: Part-time
Pay: $15.00 – $18.00 per hour
- 401(k) matching
- Flexible schedule
- Paid time off
- Associate (Preferred)
- aquarium or animal care: 1 year (Preferred)
- SCUBA (Preferred)
- One location