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Aquarists are responsible for the maintenance of an aquarium and are usually hired by zoos and marine research institutes. Based on our collection of resume examples for Aquarist, essential job duties include conserving marine life, implementing educational programs, advocating for wildlife conservation, cleaning tanks, maintaining pipes, and ensuring optimal conditions for marine creatures. Essential job skills seen on a resume sample in the field are an interest in underwater life, physical fitness, practical skills, attention to details, and organization. Depending on their workplace, Aquarists are required a Bachelor’s Degree in zoology or marine biology.

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Aquarist

Assisted in Main Tank duties, Typhoon Lagoon's Shark Reef needs, Quarantine and Large Animal Holding roles

  • Participated in animal care and welfare of over 1,500 marine animals
  • Prepared diets for various marine life species daily
  • Contributed to the training of sharks and stingrays daily
  • Maintained husbandry and training for various marine species including; guitarfish, parrotfish, and groupers
  • Assisted with Quarantine and followed exact processes - cared for large and small marine life
Candidate Info
22
years in
workforce
14
years
at this job
BS
Business Management
2

Aquarist

Cared for a wide variety of fish, amphibians, reptiles and birds within the aquarium.

  • Performed dives using SCUBA and Hookah equipment to clean large habitats.
  • Prepared food for animals; carried out feedings; cleaned habitats; ensured the health and well-being of animals and plants.
  • Collected and analyzed water condition information and developed reports on habitats and health.
  • Operated, maintained, and repaired a variety of specialized aquarium equipment.
  • Assisted and trained other staff and volunteers on program activities.
  • Reviewed technical publications to maintain proficiency.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
10
months
at this job
AS
Arts
BA
Biology And Healthcare Innovation
3

Aquarist/trainer

Responsible for daily training, observation, husbandry care and diet preparation of 7 harbor seals, 6 meerkats and 4 nurse sharks.

  • Trained novel behaviors, such as a head jut and high five, corrected degraded behavior criteria, and maintained existing behaviors at proper criteria.
  • Helped construct the aquarium training program including creating the structure for all training plans and reviewing all training proposals.
  • Created and implemented daily novel enrichment for the harbor seals and meerkats
  • Participated in harbor seals shows three times daily and initiate educational discussions with guests.
  • Completed regular tank and exhibit maintenance, including water changes and water quality analysis.
  • Performed necropsies, restraints of aquarium animals, and administered medication on as needed bases.
  • Proficient in care of jellies, reptiles and amphibians.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Marine Biology
4

Aquarist and Education Camp Counselor

Managed and lead projects in 5 major areas, including leadership of barb-trimming team

  • Assistant to veterinarian during examinations and led and assisted procedures on manatees, stingrays, sea turtles, and shark
  • Handled animal quarantine procedures
  • Educated children about animals and helped with animal interactions, including feeding and hands-on experience
  • Performed clerical work, and provided orientation and training to new staff
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
C
Certificate
C
Leadership Development
AA
Biology
5

Aquarist/sales

Headed a groundbreaking grouper aquaculture project (first in the United States)

  • In-house expert responsible for advising clients on selecting proper species and care recommendations
  • Successfully revived and rescued both adult and juvenile sharks
  • Consistently maintained sales levels above recommended quota
  • Created thousands of coral fragments in an effort to promote more sustainable practices
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Biology
MS
Environmental Science
6

Facilities Manager and Senior Aquarist

Oversaw 28 acre, state of the art wildlife refuge and multi-million dollar Macintosh Environmental Education Center

  • Established and managed daily care of largest aquarium in Rhode Island
  • Managed daily care of various species of captive wildlife including reptiles and birds
  • Responsible for managing maintenance of all building and grounds working with contractors as needed
  • Provided 24 hour security of grounds and building
  • Established and managed internship, volunteer, and community service program
  • Assisted with on-going resource development for the property including cash and in-kind donations
Candidate Info
29
years in
workforce
12
years
at this job
AS
Business Management
7

Junior Aquarist

Supervised penguin staff ranging in ages from 17 years to senior citizen.

  • Prepared diet and hand-raised Little Blue, Rockhopper and African Penguins.
  • Presented educational talks about penguins to media and patron groups up to 250 people.
  • Recognized and developed a relationship with a US Fisheries and Wildlife Representative which resulted in a new program for Northeastern COOP students.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
7
months
at this job
AS
Liberal Arts
BS
Biology
Marine Biology Program
8

Aquarist

Supervised small staff of aquarium attendants who maintained a system of fresh and saltwater aquariums throughout the historic marine life attraction.

  • Scheduled employees, assigned tasks, identified purchasing needs for upkeep and maintenance of systems.
  • Researched specific nutritional requirements of exhibited species.
  • Studied, diagnosed and treated a range of fish diseases.
  • Created exhibit displays and fabricated aquarium inserts.
  • Conducted informational presentations for visitors about sea life and aquatic habitats.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
AS
Associate of Science
BA
Zoology
9

Fresh Water Aquarist and Penguin Intern

Prepared diets and preformed general husbandry for fish, sea turtles, stingrays, King, Macaroni and Gentoo penguins.

  • Administered medication/vitamins to the animals.
  • Changed filters and collected water from the exhibits for testing.
  • Assisted the aquarists with the acclimation of new animals; provided training and enrichment
  • Encouraged public interest through educational shows for guests.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
8
months
at this job
BA
Zoology
10

Aquarist

Prepared the food for all aquarium fish, invertebrates, and reptiles.

  • Assisted with routine maintenance of Life support systems and husbandry for a series of smaller and larger exhibits.
  • Collected and recorded data on feeding records, necropsies, water chemistries, and animal training records.
  • Established excellent teamwork abilities.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
9
years
at this job
BS
Bachelor of Science

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