SEA LIFE Minnesota, 120 E Broadway
Bloomington, Minnesota, 55425
SEA LIFE Minnesota: Aquarist
About The Role
The Aquarist position at SEA LIFE Minnesota is part of the Displays team. The position will be full time hourly with benefits. This team member will perform the routine husbandry and maintenance required of SEA LIFE’s marine, freshwater, and reptile displays, reporting to the Displays Curator.
Provide daily care of animal exhibits including diet preparation, feeding, general care and maintenance of aquatic displays in accordance with established protocols.
Assist the displays team with the management and oversight of all husbandry and life support of aquarium systems while ensuring a consistently high standard of animal care and displays presentation throughout all public and behind scenes.
Maintain and prepare accurate daily records for aquarium systems and exhibit specimens. Interacts with guests, management, veterinarians, and other individuals as required.
Assist the Senior Displays staff with the husbandry and life support of aquarium systems while ensuring a consistently high standard of animal care.
Weekly SCUBA diving for exhibit maintenance and target feeding.
Assist with specimen transports, water quality testing, quarantine, diagnosis and treatment of fish disease.
Assist in the continual development of the displays areas in line with the long term goals of the company.
Adopts an enthusiastic, assertive and passionate approach to Guest Service, and demonstrates the Merlin Values at every opportunity.
A clear history of working with a variety of marine and freshwater species of fish and invertebrates in a professional setting.
Previous experience with the maintenance and operation of life support systems including sand filters, UV sterilizers and protein skimmers is beneficial.
Able to identify common fish diseases and experience of treatments
A Bachelor’s degree in Biological sciences is beneficial although not required. A clear passion for all things aquatic is the most important credential
Ability to obtain and hold a current First Aid and CPR certification.
Ability to obtain and hold valid Driver’s License.
Ability to work weekends and flexible hours.
Must pass a pre-employment placement physical.
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.
SEA LIFE Minnesota is the largest SEA LIFE center in the US with over a million gallons of water which includes a 500,000 gallon shark exhibit containing a large diversity of elasmobranchs including 2 Green Sawfish and 9 Sand Tiger sharks. The displays department is not departmentalized thus offers development in all aspects of this field from Life Support and Water chemistry to Exhibit design and Animal husbandry therefore is a great place to expand your skill set within this industry. Furthermore with eight sites now operational in the US, soon to be ten, there are always opportunities for long term career growth.
Merlin Entertainments, plc is a business built on fun. We are the world's second-largest visitor attraction operator. We operate over 100 attractions, eight hotels and three holiday villages in 22 countries across four continents and we run some of the best known names in global leisure. These include the likes of SEA LIFE, Madame Tussauds, the Dungeons, the Eye brand, and LEGOLAND. Whether you are serving delicious food, working in the office, maintaining the attractions, entertaining guest or operating rides, the objective is to provide a truly memorable experience and a great day out for all members of the family.