Seasonal Relief Aquarist – Albany, GA

Flint RiverQuarium
Albany, Georgia
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Applicant Closing Date: October 3, 2020 Start Date: November 2, 2020 (flexible) This is a full-time, 6-month position working alongside a team of aquarium professionals to assist with daily animal husbandry, water quality monitoring, enrichment, training, and medical procedures. This position is designed to provide valuable on-the-job experience for entry-level aquarists and to further prepare them for a career in the animal-care field. Flint RiverQuarium houses a variety of species including fish, aquatic invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians, and birds. Relief aquarists will be assigned to areas as decided by staff. POSITION REQUIREMENTS • 40 hours (5 days) per week – any day Sun-Sat • Must be available to work weekends and holidays • Position will continue for no more than 6 months or 1500 hours in one calendar year RESPONSIBILITIES • Enclosure cleaning and maintenance • Diet preparation and feeding • Water quality measuring and monitoring • Aquatic life support system monitoring • Animal observation and proper record documentation • Implementation of approved enrichment • Animal handling during public presentations • Development of public speaking skills through conservation-themed programs • Working all major holidays if scheduled to do so WORK ENVIRONMENT • Must be able to work in all weather conditions including heat, humidity, rain, cold, and dust • Will be exposed to strong odors, dust, and bird feathers/dander • Position involves considerable physical exertion such as repetitive bending, climbing ladders, pushing/pulling/carrying heavy loads, and regular lifting of heavy objects (up to 60 pounds)
EDUCATION AND PRE-REQUISITES • Must possess a High School Diploma or equivalent; a college degree is preferred • Must possess a valid driver’s license • Previous animal-care experience is preferred but not required COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS • Pay: $7.50 per hour • Optional housing and utilities: $50.00 per week deducted from pay; on a “first-come, first-served” basis, which means housing is not guaranteed. • When available, housing is offered by Chehaw Park & Zoo for temporary employees whose primary residence creates a commute of over 2 hours. Flint RiverQuarium Relief Aquarists will share housing with Chehaw Park & Zoo Relief Keeper staff. These rooms share common indoor living areas with other temporary staff. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS Send resume and cover letter to, on or before listed closing date of October 3, 2020. Email’s subject line should include: November 2020 Seasonal Relief Aquarist TAMU. No telephone calls will be accepted.
Contact Person
Aaron Griffin
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