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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.

For more information on what it takes to be a Aquarist, check out our complete Aquarist Job Description.

11

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
8
years
at this job
Biology
12

Senior Aquarist/educator

Responsible for the care of aquarium animals 5 days/week.

  • Acted as a docent to children and adults in all areas of the aquarium.
  • Conducted a 1 hour-long informational talk each week geared towards educating children about marine turtles.
  • Organized and led outreach programs for camps and school visits.
  • Trained new volunteers for aquarium and terrestrial exhibits.
Candidate Info
11
months in
workforce
8
months
at this job
BA
Ecology
MS
Marine Biology
13

Aquarist

Quarantined more than 5 elasmobranch species to prepare them for display.

  • Collected, acclimated, and quarantined fresh and salt water fish species.
  • Lead the program for acquiring, rearing, and releasing loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings.
  • Trained and supervised one part-time aquarist and three volunteers.
  • Processed all the artificial salt water used throughout the facility.
  • Operated and maintained two independent Del Ozone Generators.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
Nuclear Engineering
14

Assistant Aquarist

Prepared diets, handfed, maintained feeding schedules and daily records for each Penguin

  • Supervised volunteers and oversaw cleanliness of exhibit, staff support areas and food preparation areas
  • Monitored health of three species of Penguin and gave informational speeches to the public twice a day
  • Maintained cleanliness and observed Penguin breeding facilities whilst in charge of general well being of breeding Penguins and their offspring
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
9
months
at this job
BS
Biology
15

Aquarist, Volunteer and Education Assistant

Assisted the Aquarists daily with caring for the animals by feeding them, preparing their meals, cleaning their homes, and transferring them within the [company name]

  • Proactively volunteered to learn more about each animal and share the information with the visitors to the [company name]
  • Strengthened and developed my public speaking skills by making daily presentations to the visitors
  • Made and received calls on behalf of the [company name]
  • Taught multiple sessions during the educational camps held at the [company name] and helped create daily activities for the students
Candidate Info
6
months in
workforce
3
months
at this job
BA
Psychology
School Counseling
16

Aquarist Intern

Completed 750 gallon water changes weekly

  • Advised and helped reduce the amount of electrical waste
  • Preformed the cleaning of industrial filtering equipment
  • Maintained detailed daily records
  • Completed tests weekly to determine water quality
Candidate Info
7
months in
workforce
7
months
at this job
BS
Animal Science
17

Aquarist

  • Provided QC/QA of aquarium filtration systems for optimal maintenance to ensure animal health
  • Facilitated instruction of tasks and projects for undergraduate interns and volunteers
  • Performed aquarium maintenance activities such as ordering supplies, food, and media, cleaning and sterilization of equipment.
  • Created and maintained records and logs used for water analysis, food and supplies, biological specimen collection, and educational tours.
  • Assisted with field collection of specimens for display in aquarium and for biological supply.
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
9
months
at this job
BS
Biology
MS
Marine Sciences
PhD
Environmental Science
18

Aquarist Intern/volunteer

  • Cared for exhibits and isolation units while providing enrichment for a variety of animal species
  • Marine water preparation for four separate environments and filtration systems
  • Observed and recorded daily behavior, breeding behavior, and nutritional and dietary behaviors
  • Prepared food as well as maintained live food supplies including crickets, worms, brine, and algae.
  • Assisted veterinarians with treatment, transport, and administration of medication
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
10
months
at this job
BA
Marine Biology
19

Shark Aquarist

A teaching facility where marine vertebrates and invertebrates are held for education, outreach, and classroom use. Tank volumes range from 2-2,000 gallons. The Shark Aquarist is responsible for overall elasmobranch health, maintaining elasmobranch exhibits, and providing necessary husbandry.

  • Developed standard operating procedures for Shark Aquarist duties and husbandry responsibilities, such as a system for identifying individual elasmobranchs
  • Organized and tracked data on shark eggs, shark mortality, juvenile elasmobranch growth rates, and seawater temperature; additionally, summarized data graphically using Excel
  • Gained experience designing, plumbing, and maintaining aquarium exhibits, and monitoring water quality
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Zoology
20

Aquarist Supervisor

  • Responsible for training and supervising team of 3 husbandry/lab staff on daily duties as well as proper use of lab equipment, life support equipment and advanced aquarium medications.
  • Responsible for directing the receipt and acclimation of all incoming animals, and incrementally improving protocols.
  • Researched and designed species-specific nutrition protocols that lead to increased health and welfare.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Biology

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