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Lead Aquarist -Quarantine
Wonders of Wildlife
We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Lead Aquarist to join Wonders of Wildlife on our quarantine and holding team! This individual will work under the supervision of the Curatorial team and will ensure and promote effective and efficient care of the department’s animal collection. This position will lead the quarantine team who will maintain and care for a wide diversity of fish and invertebrates. Wonders of Wildlife is AZA accredited and actively involved in internal and external conservation projects.
Aquarium Staff Biologist
MetroParks Tacoma, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
The Staff Biologist performs a variety of specialized aquatic work including behavioral enrichment training and observation, animal health care, documentation of behavior and activity and related duties involved in providing overall care to an assigned animal group at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium. Must understand basic water chemistry and be able to operate aquatic life support systems. Must be an active scuba diver and be comfortable working in and around water and aquatic exhibits. Must understand basic biology and ecology of the marine fish and invertebrates held and displayed in the aquariums at PDZA.
Aquarist II (Aquaculture specialist)
Aquarium of the Pacific
The Aquarist II is responsible for providing the highest possible quality of care to the animals in his/her care. The individual will have specialized experience with larval fish culture, jelly culture, and/or live foods. The Aquarist II also ensures that all animal dispositions are conducted in a humane and ethical manner, assists with the acquisition of specimens, and assists with field collection trips.

Follow link provided to apply!
Senior Biologist
Steinhart Aquarium - California Academy of Sciences
See full job description in the link above. Coral experience desirable.
Aquarium Animal Care Specialist
Kansas City Zoo and Aquarium
The Kansas Ciity Zoo and Aquarium is looking for an Animal Care Specialist to join our Aquarium team. This team manages the day-to-day care of the animal collection within our new, 650,000-gallon Aquarium facility. In addition to our fish and invertebrate collection, this position will share time working with our Water's Edge team, which cares for sea otters, polar bear, river otters, sea lions, and penguins. If caring for a diverse collection is your dream, this is a perfect position for you. All the position details and application instructions can be found at the link for this posting.
Senior Aquarist
Seattle Aquarium

Senior Aquarist – Diving

Posted: Open to internal and external applicants

Reports to: Curator of Tropical Fish & Invertebrate

Status: Full-time, hourly, benefitted position

Hours of work: Tue-Sat or Sun-Thurs, 7am–4pm. Occasional need for weekend or after-hours work as related to events and other projects.

Date needed: May 2024

Posting expires: When Filled

Position description:

The Seattle Aquarium, a leading marine conservation organization, is looking for a Senior Aquarist- Diving role to join the Fish and Invertebrate Tropical team. Senior Aquarist staff act in a lead capacity, carrying out all aspects of the daily care in their assigned work area. This includes feeding, observation, training, administration of medication, medical treatment and record keeping. The position is responsible for upholding a high level of animal care and cleaning and maintaining animal habitats and back-of-house spaces.

The Aquarium’s fish and invertebrate population includes temperate and tropical water invertebrates, cartilaginous and teleost fishes. The FIT team is also responsible for the care of local and tropical plants. The Senior Aquarist furthers the Aquarium’s mission by providing oversight of and care for the animal collection and taking a leadership role on the FIT team.

Please see Seattle Aquarium's website careers page for complete posting details.
SEA LIFE MN at the Mall of America
The Aquarist position delivers world-class aquatic and terrestrial displays by actively listening, communicating, and engaging with team members, managers, and guests. Understands the importance of animal welfare. Can perform diet preparations, water chemistries, exhibit SCUBA dives, and other aquarium duties.

Michigan Aquarium Project Coordinator
John Ball Zoo
The project coordinator will be responsible for providing administrative and technical support for the John Ball Zoo"s aquarium as they work to develop and establish a large scale public aquarium in West Michigan. They will coordinate tasks and provide administrative support for one or more project team during the aquariums design and development. There are a variety of tasks related to project planning, tracking planning progress, preparing reports, identifying interdependencies, research, documentation, meeting planning and facilitation, and ensuring all work is complete as needed.
Assistant Stranding Coordinator & Research Technician
Dauphin Island Sea Lab
The Alabama Marine Mammal Stranding Network (ALMMSN), located at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL) in Dauphin Island, AL, is recruiting a highly motivated individual to assist with marine mammal stranding response and research in coastal Alabama waters.
Assistant Curator of Fishes
ABQ BioPark

Supervise, plan, and coordinate staff at the ABQ BioPark focusing on providing highly responsible care and husbandry of the diverse species at the Aquarium.
Aquarium Biologist
Downtown Aquarium
Downtown Aquarium Denver is an AZA accredited aquarium containing 1.125 million gallons of aquatic exhibits in a 107,000 square ft. facility. The aquatic and terrestrial exhibits house over 12,000 fish, birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals and invertebrates represented in a diverse collection of over 700 species.

Work is performed under the general supervision of the Curator and Assistant Curator of Fish, Invertebrates and Herps. Responsibilities are the proper care of the animal collection including exhibit maintenance, water quality, life support equipment maintenance, maintaining appropriate feeding regimes, disease recognition and therapy, maintaining support areas, and ensuring that all records are up to date and complete. Aquarium Biologists also perform diving duties, demonstrations, and participate in the development and delivery of interpretive programs, including public speaking and direct interaction with Aquarium guests. Applicant must be highly motivated and be willing to work flexible hours, which may include nights, weekends, and holidays, and be able to work both in a team environment and independently. Compensation range is $19.00 to $23.00 based on experience.
Minimum qualifications include: Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology, Biology or related field, or a combination of education and experience with recommendations; have knowledge of aquarium systems and aquatic biology and prior experience working in a zoo or aquarium setting; valid SCUBA certification and diving experience; possession of a valid driver’s license; the ability to lift and carry 50 pounds and the ability to pass a background check and AAUS swim test.
Link: None
Manager, Tropical Marine Fishes
Shedd Aquarium
The Manager of Tropical Marine Fishes, reports to the Director of Animal Care and Sustainability and oversees the daily husbandry, planning, and welfare of a collection of tropical marine teleosts and elasmobranchs encompassing taxa such as Bowmouth Guitarfish, Sandbar Sharks, Queensland Grouper, White-spotted Eagle Rays, Bonnethead Sharks, Tarpon and more. This Manager is responsible for leading a team of aquarists who care for Shedd Aquariums 400,000-gallon shark habitat, our 130,000-gallon mixed reef fish habitat, our 18,000-gallon seasonal Stingray Touch habitat, our planned 190,000-gallon Caribbean Tunnel habitat and several smaller marine fish habitats across the aquarium.
Flint RiverQuarium
Aquarists at FRQ are responsible for all things animal-related: diet prep, feeding, tanking cleaning, dives, life support maintenance, enrichment, training; and we get to join in on a few educational presentations! If you’d like to join our small and very collaborative team, contact me for a full job description and application details!
Link: None
Saltwater Aquarist III
Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
Draper, UT, USA

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Salt Lake County, Utah is currently recruiting for a Saltwater Aquarist III position. This is an ever expanding facility, soon to be the fifth largest aquarium in the United States, in a fast pace environment working with a diverse collection of marine animals. There is plenty of sun, snowboarding/skiing, mountain biking, and outdoor fun experiences! Ideal candidate has experience or specialization in Corals, Jellyfish, or Elasmos.

Individuals looking for Level II or entry level positions are also welcome to apply and will be considered.
Assistant Curator of Saltwater
Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
The Assistant Curator of Saltwater will help oversee the care of the saltwater animals as well as supervise staff. Reporting to the Curator of Saltwater, this position will develop, implement and enforce policies and procedures relevant to the personnel and the Saltwater collection at Loveland Living Planet Aquarium. This individual will also help orchestrate all aspects of animal care, including but not limited to; acquisition, disposition, record keeping, husbandry, enrichment, implementation of balanced and nutritional diets, trans-locations, medical procedures and vaccinations.
Wild Animal Keeper - Elasmobranchs, marine teleost, sea turtles
Wildlife Conservation Society- New York Aquarium
The New York Aquarium is seeking a wild animal keeper/aquarist to work with elasmobranchs, sea turtles, marine fishes, and invertebrates. Ideal candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in marine biology or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. They must also have SCUBA certification with practical dive experience, with a preference for experience in the care of aquatic animals in controlled environments. Experience in husbandry and training of elasmobranchs and sea turtles, as well as in diving with large sharks, is preferred. Applicants must be willing to work weekends and all holidays. The Wildlife Conservation Society is an equal opportunity employer. This is a union position with benefits.

This position will be posted on the WCS Career page in the coming weeks but please do not hesitate to reach out to chat with Alexis Mone at RAW about the position. You can also email NYA Curator Hans Walters directly with resumes/cover letters and questions as well.
Link: None
Part-time Cephalopod Facility Technician
Columbia University
Position Summary

The Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia University’s Manhattanville campus brings together researchers from different scientific disciplines to transform our understanding of the mind and brain. The laboratory of Dr. Richard Axel is seeking a Part-time Cephalopod Facility Technician to assist in their cutting-edge aquatic facility, which houses up to 300 cuttlefish (cephalopods similar to octopuses).
The Axel lab is investigating the neural basis of cuttlefish camouflage by developing technologies (e.g. gene editing) in the dwarf cuttlefish and analyzing their dynamic camouflage behavior. The Part-time Cephalopod Facility Technician will work directly with the Cephalopod Facility Manager to maintain the cuttlefish facility and run a comprehensive breeding program. Cuttlefish are extremely delicate and sensitive animals. We are therefore seeking highly motivated, reliable and organized individuals with great attention-to-detail. This is a part-time position (all-day Tuesday, all-day Wednesday and some weekends).

• Carefully hand-feed live shrimp to <300 cuttlefish
• Monitor water quality (e.g. pH, salinity and ammonia levels) for six aquatic systems
• Clean debris from tanks and salt build-up
• Maintain excellent records of animal age, location, breeding success and behavior
• Performs additional related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications
• High School Diploma
• Experience maintaining fish tanks or other aquatic animals
• Must be comfortable handling live animals
• Extremely reliable and organized
• Strong communication skills
• The ability to work with accuracy and attention-to-detail

Preferred Qualifications

• Basic knowledge of water chemistry (e.g. the nitrogen cycle)
• Experience working with aquatic filtration

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Link: None
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