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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.

31

Aquarist

  • Managed diverse aquariums, including a 1500-gallon saltwater aquarium, for faculty and student research and study.
  • Monitored and maintained critical habitat components, including filtration, water chemistry, and cleanliness, by following strict schedules and identifying issues to proactively resolve them.
  • Prepared food and monitored the condition of a variety of marine life to ensure their wellbeing.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Marine Biology
Natural History Of South Florida
32

Lead Large System Aquarist and Animal Husbandry

SCUBA specialist

  • Maintained and Managed Aquariums and Aquarium Animals in 1200 gal + systems
  • Diagnosed system problems and failures; provided system treatments for disease
  • Analyzed system chemistry and maintained records
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Marine Science And Biology
MS
Marine Biology
33

Aquarist Intern

Fed several aquatic vertebrates daily with specific diets for each.

  • Cleaned and monitored the chemical composition of aquatic habitats including large enclosures utilizing SCUBA equipment.
  • Answered questions from guests of several different animals' behavior, habitat, diet, and movement on a daily basis and during live animal demonstrations.
  • Entertained guests while performing a live feeding demonstration within a 22' deep enclosure.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
4
months
at this job
BS
Biology
MS
Biology
34

Aquarist

Prepared diets and fed a variety of fish species

  • Cleaned aquariums, tested water chemistry, maintained life support systems, and monitored health of fish
  • Gave talks to public and performed public feedings
  • Accepted new fish, quarantined, and monitored transition to larger aquarium
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Political Science
35

Aquarist

  • Daily care of fish, marine invertebrates, reptiles and birds: observed animals, diet preparation, fed, kept daily records and administered medications.
  • Assisted with rehabilitation of marine animals.
  • Conducted public talks and feeding demonstrations, which includes animal encounters.
  • Was responsible for maintenance of animal exhibits.
  • Collected new animals for exhibits: fish, corals and sponges.
  • Renovated exhibits: aquascaping, animal collection and exhibit reconstruction.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Marine Biology
36

Aquarist

  • Maintained a memorable viewing experience of the exhibits for the public display
  • Collected weekly water samples for lab analysis
  • Evaluated water temperature and level to calculate chemical addition for appropriate tank ecosystems
  • Prepared food and monitored feeding schedules for the Amazon as well as live coral tanks
  • Removed algae and other harmful organisms from coral, live rock, acrylic and sand in back up tanks
  • Exposure to extensive and productive volunteer training model allowing for high quality of work and low costs
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
10
months
at this job
BA
Sciences
37

Aquarist Intern

  • Maintained and monitored 24 saltwater tanks from 29 to 600 gallons, exhibiting over 200 vertebrate and invertebrate species
  • Aided laboratory and field research on the growth, reproduction and survivorship of fall spawned Bay Scallops, Argopecten irradians, in Nantucket Island Harbor through field collection, dissection, histological section preparation and microscopic examination
  • Educated and involved the public on Nantucket species diversity and conservation
Candidate Info
5
months in
workforce
5
months
at this job
BA
Marine Biology
MS
Marine Biology
38

Educator / Aquarist

Maintained the health of all aquariums through water quality testing, frequent tank cleaning, and equipment maintenance

  • Responsible for the care of all animals through food collection, preparation, and administration
  • Acted as educator and tour leader for groups aged 5- adult and taught about local species and geography
  • Supervised up to 15 other employees at a time
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Aquatic Biology
39

Assistant Penguin Colony Aquarist

  • Assisted Aquarist in the feeding, daily upkeep, breeding, and health of a colony of over 80 penguins.
  • Trained and managed daily the penguin colony volunteers.
  • Gave daily educational presentations to the public of up to 500 individuals.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Biology
40

Aquarist

Maintain both saltwater, freshwater, and quarantine systems from a few gallons to 285,000 gallons holding sharks, rays, fish, otters, reptiles, and invertebrates.

  • Perform exhibit maintenance dives utilizing both SCUBA and Hookah Diving.
  • Achieve and utilize AAUS Scientific Diver Qualification to 30 foot depth limit.
  • Perform and assist with medical procedures and necropsies on elasmobranchs, teleosts, reptiles, amphibians, and stranded cetaceans.
  • Execute routine husbandry procedures and perform water quality testing.
  • Create and assist with new projects designed to enhance the aquatic habitats.
Candidate Info
18
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BA
Marine Biology

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