Aquarist

Aquarist

Bass Pro Shops - Pyramid //
Memphis, TN //
Posted on: August 10, 2017 //

Ability to provide husbandry care for the animals housed at Bass Pro Store and executes related work to maintain the exhibits. To include but not limited to the following skills: scuba diving to clean aquariums, perform fish feeding shows, and analysis water quality via multiple instrument testing.

Functions & Responsibilities

Other Duties & Responsibilities

•Maintain animal life support systems, i.e. plumbing, pumps, filters foam fractionators, heaters, and other aquarium components.
•Maintain familiarity with all aspects of LSS including electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems.
•Completion of all items on assigned maintenance schedule.
•Performance of fish feeding shows (diving and narration)
•Assist in record keeping for all the exhibits including holding tanks
•Prepare and distribute diets for all animals
•Perform water quality tests and ability to analyze the results for trends or potential issues
•Provide general care for snakes, alligators and ducks
•Perform biopsies and assist in the identification of parasites and other problems
•Objective reporting to management on animal behavior and health
•Travel to local sights to perform maintenance tasks and pick up supplies
•Other assigned duties

Skills & Experience

Knowledge & Skills

•Ability to observe and act upon relevant changes in animal behaviors and conditions
•Limited mechanical and plumbing experience
•Adaptability with a changing schedule when working with animals
•Understanding of practical principles of animal behavior and the ability to work with live animals safely
•Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
•Ability to work flexible schedule that includes weekends, evenings and holidays
•Certified Scuba diver (must provide copy of dive certification)
•Certified First Aid / CPR
•Class E driver’s license
•Ability to lift, push or pull 50 pounds

Job Requirements

Physical Requirements

•Ability to observe and act upon relevant changes in animal behaviors and conditions
•Ability to lift, push or pull 50 pounds

Salary & Benefits