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Marine Mammal Trainers train and care for a variety of marine species such as dolphins and whales. Their responsibilities include ensuring physical and mental exercises to keep animals healthy, using positive reinforcement techniques to train animals, preparing and offering food, maintaining the habitat in a good condition, and addressing the public during demonstrations. A well-written resume sample for Marine Mammal Trainer should mention skills like physical fitness, problem solving, patience, teamwork, entertaining qualities, and detail orientation. Successful resumes make display of college training in marine biology and zoology.

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Marine Mammal Trainer and Supervisor

Supervised training staff in all daily activities which include: fish preparation, cleaning, show production, training, records, husbandry behaviors and water quality management

  • Primary trainer for sea lions and dolphins including: all diet adjustments, husbandry training, show training, enrichment and records
  • Learned to develop a detailed step-by-step plan for training new behaviors and utilize it to start, shape, and finish the behaviors with sea lions and dolphins
  • Conducted both sea lion and dolphin transports
  • Familiar with procedures pertaining to catching, restraining and medically treating marine mammals (including the search and rescue of 12 Hurricane Katrina stranded sea lions and 8 dolphins)
  • Involved with behavioral research in cooperation with IMMS and the University of Southern Mississippi
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
9
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
2

Marine Mammal Trainer

Maintained and repaired indoor, outdoor, aquatic, and dry exhibit areas, regularly requiring use of snorkel equipment.

  • Completed physically demanding tasks under a variety of weather conditions
  • Provided care and behavioral training for mammal collection, including North American River Otters, Harbor Seals, Algerian Hedgehogs and Sugar gliders
  • Extensively researched information on local wildlife in order to present educational programs to visitors on a daily basis
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Biology
3

Marine Mammal Trainer

Developed and implemented training plans for new show and husbandry behaviors with California sea lions, harbor seals and Bottlenose dolphins

  • Performed primary roles in daily shows and presentations
  • Provided daily behavioral enrichment to pinnipeds and cetaceans.
  • Participated in husbandry and medical procedures including weigh sessions, blood draws, surgical preparation, post-operative care, vaccinations and physical examinations.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Biology
4

Marine Mammal Trainer

Trained specific behaviors to dolphins, sea lions, and seals

  • Conducted animal physicals, blood tests, X-rays, ultrasonic scans, and dental exams
  • Administered medicines and replacement fluids
  • Maintained animal health nutrition
  • Participated in guest relations/interactions
  • Performed public educational presentations involving the animals
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
9
years
at this job
BA
Business Administration
5

Marine Mammal Trainer

Cared for and trained Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, North American river otters, Amazon birds and an African serval

  • Trained and mentored new staff and volunteers
  • Maintained daily husbandry and medical records
  • Supervised Environmental Enrichment Program and maintained budget for program
  • Conducted water quality tests
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Biology
Marine Biology
Course And Conservation Biology And Policy
6

Marine Mammal Trainer

  • Managed all aspects of animal training and husbandry for 24 Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and 3 California sea lions
  • Primary trainer on 5 Atlantic bottlenose dolphins
  • Participated in outreach educational programs and taught classes to school groups
  • Assisted in animal restraint and transports for medical procedures
  • Contributed to data collection for research projects concerned marine mammal communication, cognition, and behavior
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
AS
Exotic Animal Training And Management
BS
Fisheries And Wildlife
7

Associate Marine Mammal Trainer

Contributed to the total mental and physical health of the animals, including hands-on training, pool maintenance, and diet preparation.

  • Utilized operant conditioning techniques to maintain current behaviors and train new ones.
  • Participated in mental stimulation activities, physical exercise and husbandry, medical management care, of marine mammals.
  • Facilitated educational programs and gave presentations about the animals for visitors to, and volunteers within, the facility.
  • Volunteered for the facilities Marine Mammal Stranding Team.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Psychology
MA
Mental Health Counseling
8

Marine Mammal Trainer

  • Provided world class guest service support, and guided guest tours around park for behind the scenes tours.
  • Delivered safety briefs for interaction programs, while assisting with the safety of guests during animal programs
  • Ran educational conservation interactive area for guests, organizing daily bulletins and delivering educational talking points each day.
  • Supported the park in conservation efforts by giving talks with park visitors about marine life education and oceanic conservation.
Candidate Info
3
months in
workforce
3
months
at this job
9

Marine Mammal Trainer

Hands-on experience in the training of four California sea lions

  • Public speaker in shows to educate and entertain guests
  • Sort, weigh, and distribute primary reinforcement for daily sessions
  • Created an environmental enrichment device, behavior approximation plan, and short lecture relating to animals
  • Observed and participated in training sessions
  • Assisted in the care and cleaning of land mammal habitats at Six Flags Safari Discoveries
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
AA
Psychology
BA
Psychological And Social Sciences
10

Marine Mammal Trainer Intern

  • Performed marine mammal husbandry and exhibit maintenance
  • Observed and assisted training sessions
  • Shadowed trainers during guest relations
  • Created and participated in interactive and environmental enrichment devices for 2.6 Atlantic bottlenose
  • Designed and executed a research project involving dolphin respiration counts and environmental factors
Candidate Info
2
months in
workforce
2
months
at this job
BS
Marine Science

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