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.
The Aquarist II for the Fish and Herpetology department will provide advanced knowledge and care for aquatic animals including amphibians, fish, and invertebrates. They will clean and maintain aquarium exhibits and perform life support maintenance on all systems. The Aquarist II will prepare animal diets and feed according to established procedures and be responsible for the day to day maintenance of life support systems and water quality perimeters in assigned area.
This position will enter exhibits by use of SCUBA equipment to clean exhibitry, provide animal care, and/or feed so an Open Water SCUBA certification is required.
Additional duties include but are not limited to:
- Ability to identify species in the collection and understand the taxonomy of those species.
- Assist with the development and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures in assigned work areas.
- Assist in design and set-up of displays.
- Plan and direct the work of volunteers in primary areas of responsibility.
- Communicate procedures and work duties to support staff when absent.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in marine biology or related field from a four year college or university is required with a minimum of three years of professional experience working with fish and marine invertebrates. Any combination of education and experience would likely produce the required knowledge skills and abilities.
Perks: 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.
If interested in applying, please visit https://www.texasstateaquarium.org/careers/ to submit an application. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be viewed.