• Encounter Host

  • Texas State Aquarium
    Job Description
    Take your career to new depths and put your skills to work in a one of a kind setting by becoming a part of the premiere aquarium showcasing the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. The Texas State Aquarium provides high quality, entertaining programming through education, conservation, and wildlife rehabilitation. We strive to provide our guests with an exciting, educational, and memorable experience.

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Provide exceptional guest service in order to create a quality guest experience

    • Monitor exhibits and instruct guests in proper handling techniques of animals

    • Execution of guided behind the scenes tours and exclusive animal encounters

    • Solicit onsite sales of paid exclusive encounter programs

    • Collect and maintain records including waivers and agreements signed by guest who purchase exclusive animal encounters

    • Use storytelling techniques to connect guests with animals and exhibits, and interpret the mission of the aquarium

    • Facilitate public interpretive programs with the use of bio-facts, animal ambassadors, and approved exhibit/ animal guides

    • Interact positively with all staff members and volunteers

    Less than High School diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    This position offers an attractive benefits/vacation package including a 100% employer paid health plan, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, and 403(b) retirement plan with a 100% match of the first 5% contributed.

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