Lead Aquarist: Des Moines, WA

Highline College, MaST Center Aquarium
Des Moines, WA
Job Category
Full time Positions
50,000 plus benefits
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
The MaST Center Aquarium is hiring for our Lead Aquarist position. We are a community aquarium located near Seattle WA and situated over the waters of the Puget Sound. The Lead Aquarist runs a small team of part-time workers, volunteers, and interns. They are responsible for all aspects of life support and animal husbandry of our 3,500-gallon flow-through aquariums, which hold over 250 species of local Puget Sound life. A successful candidate isn’t happy with the status quo and works to improve the system both from the physical side, as well as through their team. This is a full-time position that includes great benefits.
Bachelor’s in biology, oceanography or a related field or equivalent experience and knowledge; OR Minimum of three year’s full-time equivalent experience involving the life support and the care and husbandry of marine vertebrates and invertebrates in a zoo, aquarium, or related environment; AND Rescue SCUBA certification.
Contact Person
Rus Higley, rhigley@highline.edu
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