Gulf Specimen Marine Lab Aquarist: Panacea, FL

Gulf Specimen Marine Lab
Panacea, FL
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Full time Positions
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About our organization: Gulf Specimen Marine Lab is a non-profit biological supply for educational purposes only, public aquarium, marine life education center, sea turtle hospital; conducts a mobile outreach program called the Sea Mobile. Knowledge and Skills: • Conduct marine life educational programs at the marine lab/ aquarium, dock/bay area and marsh area for groups of students from kindergarten to senior citizens including college groups and marine biology clubs. Knowledge of local marine life of big bend Florida area including gulf, bay and marsh habitats. • Offshore collection of marine specimens for supply to universities for research purposes only including the use of the following: fish traps, snorkel and scuba diving collection, hook and line collection, scuba diving placement and removal of rock on company live rock lease. • Marine life husbandry including: feeding, general care of a wide variety of local species of marine life, planning and installation of new aquarium display projects, plumbing, fabrication of fiberglass display tanks and installation of filtration systems, and components, packaging and shipment of marine specimens, treatment, and acclimation of marine life. • Using tools, repairing exhibits and aquarium, constructing new exhibits, maintenance of aquarium filtration equipment. • Sea turtle rehabilitation including: responses, working closely with our veterinarian on recovery, transportation, hook removal, tagging, weighing, measuring, general care during recovery, and release upon recovery. • Packing specimens for shipment to universities and aquariums • Open water diver certification with current diving experience
Physical Demands and Expectations: • Lifting over 50 lbs on a regular basis • Ability to bend, stretch and kneel • Wading through water waist deep • Working in conditions including being wet, hot weather, cold weather and biting insects. • Flexible on hours including overtime work approximately 3 to 5 times a month • Call in on emergency notice very occasionally to prepare the aquarium for inclement weather or in the case of filtration equipment failure • Scuba diving in cold conditions water temperatures down to approx. 50 degrees • Careful handling of various marine life • Ability to work well under pressure • Excellent customer service skills • Professional appearance and demeanor To apply, please email cover letter and resume to Tom Harrah at
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Tom Harrah
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