Aquarist – SEA LIFE Dallas – Grapevine, TX

Aquarist

SEA LIFE Dallas, 3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy
Grapevine, Texas, 76051
United States

Do you love looking after animals? Do you enjoy hands-on projects and educating kids? If so, SEA LIFE Grapevein has a great opportunity for you! We are looking for a team member to join our Displays team and perform daily maintenance and routine husbandry of SEA LIFE’s marine, freshwater, and reptile exhibits.


About The Role

As an Aquarist, you will work alongside the Displays team to maintain all aspects of the daily care, feeding, and life support system maintenance of our diverse collection of freshwater and marine animals including elasmobranches, fish, reptiles, and invertebrates.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide daily care of animal exhibits including diet preparation, feeding and general care and maintenance of aquatic exhibits in accordance with established protocols.
  • Maintain and prepare accurate daily records for reptile and aquarium systems, exhibit specimens, dive related and animal health related paperwork.
  • Assist with specimen transports, water quality testing, quarantine, diagnosis and treatment of diseases
  • Deliver interactive programming to guests and guest presentations involving displays and exhibit diving. Participate in guest relations/interactions and perform daily public presentations as needed.
  • Assist Displays staff with the husbandry and life support of aquarium systems while ensuring a consistently high standard of animal care.
  • Ability to meet AZA, USDA and Merlin Health and Safety standards.
  • Work with Displays team to provide the animal care, cleaning and maintenance of aquarium displays requiring SCUBA diving (i.e. 200,000 gallon tropical ocean display)
  • Maintain company issued dive gear and diver areas to the standards and expectations of SEA LIFE policies and protocols.
  • Deliver interactive programming to guests and guest presentations involving displays and exhibit diving. Participate in guest relations/interactions and perform daily public presentations as needed.
  • Assist Displays staff with the husbandry and life support of aquarium systems while ensuring a consistently high standard of animal care.
  • Assist in the continual development of the displays areas in line with the long term goals of the company.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education:

  • B.A/B.S. degree in Life Sciences (Biology, Marine Biology, Zoology, Psychology) Or Certification from an accredited aquarium science/zoological program is required.

Other Requirements:

  • Valid SCUBA certification (Rescue Preferred) from a recognized recreational or commercial diver training agency. If not Rescue Certified, MUST have the ability to become Rescue Certified within 2 months of hire.
  • Minimum of 1 year of recent dive experience in a public aquarium setting with a minimum of 10 dives completed in a large volume display of 70,0000 gallons or more.
  • Ability to pass a swim test and a dive physical within 3 months of hire.
  • Ability to dive with sharks, rays, fish, eels and sea turtles.
  • Ability to perform underwater maintenance and dive shows for public presentation.
  • Ability to obtain and hold a current First Aid, CPR, AED, DAN O2 certification.

About The Benefits

In return you will find a competitive salary and benefits package (including a medical, vision, dental, life insurance and 401(k) matching plan offering), share program opportunities, and benefit from free entry to all of our Merlin attractions which also extend to family and friends. In addition, you can expect continued growth of joining an exciting, global organization.


About Us

SEA LIFE is the world’s biggest aquarium. From sharks to sea turtles, and jellyfish to seahorses, SEA LIFE Aquarium showcases over 10,000 sea creatures worldwide.

A job with Merlin isn’t like a job anywhere else. With more than 120 attractions around the world, from rollercoasters to wax figures, from hotels to holiday villages, we don’t trade in suits, handshakes or briefcases. We trade in fun. In smiles, shrieks and spine-tingles. In memories. In magic. But there are no tricks behind our magic. Instead, there are people like you. We create magical days out for over 65 million visitors every year that relies on the passion, dedication and expertise of a huge number of people – thousands of employees working around the world in everything from pyrotechnics to PR- people who are committed to making sure our worldwide attractions and guests experiences are the best they can be.

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