Saturday , February 24 2024

Busch Gardens Job Application – Aquarist

Website Busch Garden

Job Description:

At SeaWorld, we’re passionate about the humane and responsible treatment of marine animals and we’re looking for a special person who shares our dedication to keeping these special creatures healthy and content. If you’re committed to providing exceptional care to our unique collection of animals, we’d love to have you join us!

Job Responsibilities:

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. You will:

  • Monitor aquarium health-related issues, including parasitic identification/treatment, and perform area quarantine procedures as needed
  • Assist with animal collecting and repairs to aquarium filtration systems
  • Answer guest questions concerning aquarium animals
  • Perform other duties as assigne
  • Follows proper SeaWorld safety protocols and performs safety checks
  • Provide animal transports, in park and out of park
  • Perform basic water quality testing, chemical additions, salt water make up, pH and temperature testing
  • Communicate professionally and effectively with Ambassadors, vendors and our guests
  • Utilize knowledge of aquarium husbandry techniques, including taxonomy, record keeping, aquarium filtration, aquarium theory, and emergency procedures

Job Requirements:

  • Position engages in extensive walking and standing throughout entire work shift and climb/ascend heights, if needed
  • SCUBA certification
  • Position may be exposed to fumes, dust, odors and cold/heat temperature extremes
  • Will perform cleaning duties; including use of cleaning chemicals
  • Able to work indoors and outdoors, in varying weather, to include extreme heat
  • Able to lift, push, pull and/or carry up to 50 lbs.
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Flexible in work locations as placement will depend on business needs and career development opportunities
  • Knowledge of food preparation and feeding techniques
  • Will work flexible schedules/hours based on business needs, to include opening, mid-, and closing shifts; nights, weekends, and holidays
  • High school diploma
  • Bachelor’s degree in marine science or related field preferred
  • Have 18 or more months of experience in a similar public aquarium setting
  • You will perform the following physical activities: kneeling, squatting, bend floor-to waist/waist-to-overhead, reach overhead, simple grasp and
  • fine hand manipulation tasks (use of tools/keyboard/writing)
  • Strong communication, math, guest service and multitasking skills
  • Valid driver’s License

Job Details:

Company: Busch Garden

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: St. Petersburg, FL, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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