Friday , March 1 2024

Busch Gardens Careers – Associate Aquarist

Website Busch Garden

Job Description:

As an Aquarist you will maintain husbandry of fish and other aquatic life in aquarium exhibits, including preparing food and feeding animals. This role will involve providing proper aquarium maintenance, such as algae removal, display diving, aquarium decorating, preventive maintenance, pump replacement, etc.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Use SCUBA diving and guest service skills to perform SeaVenture underwater tours for guests
  • Basic water quality testing
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Interact with park guests and educate them about the aquarium animals and animal conservation
  • Use animal observation skills to monitor the health of the animal collection
  • Perform aquarium husbandry techniques including taxonomy, record keeping, animal treatments, and emergency procedures
  • Basic Food preparation and feeding of animals in specific aquarium area
  • Perform large exhibit aquarium maintenance diving

Job Requirements:

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marine Science or a related field preferred
  • Able to pass qualifying swim test and annual swim test competency exam
  • Able to pass Discovery Cover dive test and dive physical
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Able to complete provided CPR training/certification
  • Possession of a valid state driver’s license preferred

Qualification & Experience:

  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • SCUBA certified
  • Able to lift 75 pounds
  • Available to work varying shifts/hours based on business need, to include opening, mid-, and closing shifts; nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Able to train on and properly use protective gear
  • Able to stand for long periods of time
  • Comfortable working around chemicals
  • Able to swim and work in/around water
  • Able to work indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions and temperature extremes

Job Details:

Company: Busch Garden

Vacancy Type:  Part Time

Job Location: Orlando, FL, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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