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Aquarist

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Description

Job Summary: Basic care and husbandry of Aquarium and Shark Experience collection

Essential Job Duties:

  • Provide in‑tank maintenance including scrubbing algae, vacuuming sand, cleaning windows, removing decorations for acid‑washing, and redecorating
  • Prepare fish and marine life diets; thaw food product and prepare food as dictated by food charts
  • Check the health and appearance of the fish on a daily basis and report any problems immediately to the Aquarium Manager
  • Check pumps and filters and report any filtration problems to the Aquarium Manager.
  • Perform housekeeping duties.
  • Assist with water changes as assigned
  • Perform quarantine procedures including observation of new specimen, detection of diseases under supervision
  • Assist in changing tank displays and graphics
  • Interpret results from water quality tests and make adjustments to tanks as needed
  • Perform basic laboratory duties as assigned including slide preparation; perform necropsy
  • Assist in the collection of specimens
  • Assist in weekly dive presentations
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must possess prior experience with aquarium systems and tropical fish
  • Must possess mechanical aptitude and have the knowledge to use basic power and hand tools
  • Must be able to work with chemicals and follow SDS and have knowledge of basic chemistry.
  • Must be able to lift up to 75 lbs.; must be able to work in and around cold saltwater and electrical equipment
  • Must be physical able to sit, stand ,walk ,duck ,crawl climb stairs and ladders, work at heights with fall protection, swim, and pass an annual physical exam and stress test.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak in English.
  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must possess a valid driver license and be able to operate vehicles (including but not limited to forklifts, golf carts, cars, trucks).
  • Must be able to work indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Must be available to work weekends, holidays and evenings as assigned
  • SCUBA certification required. Must possess an open water dive certification from a recognized agency or be able to obtain one in 3 months of hire.
  • Must possess the mental and physical capacities necessary to perform the job duties

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Six Flags Discovery Kingdom-CA36
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