Seasonal Relief Aquarist – Albany, GA

Agency
Flint RiverQuarium
Location
Albany, Georgia
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$7.50/hour
Start Date
11/02/2020
Last Date to Apply
10/03/2020
Website
http://www.flintriverquarium.com
Description
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)
Qualifications
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 agriffin@flintriverquarium.com, 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
Contact eMail
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