Saltwater Aquarist III

Saltwater Aquarist III

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium //
Draper, Utah //
Apply by: July 2, 2024

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Salt Lake County, Utah is currently recruiting for a Saltwater Aquarist III position.  This is an ever expanding facility, soon to be the fifth largest aquarium in the United States, in a fast pace environment working with a diverse collection of marine animals.  There is plenty of sun, snowboarding/skiing, mountain biking, and outdoor fun experiences!

Functions & Responsibilities
Skills & Experience

Knowledge & Skills

Excels in at least one specialty (Planted systems, Coral systems, Elasmobranchs, Jellyfish, Propagation techniques, difficult species, water chemistry, etc.)
Burdens extra workload with demonstrated ability to manage time and priorities
Lesser project management
Ability to recognize potential problems in department, demonstrate ability to problem solve and find/present solutions in a timely manner
Is a role model for producing consistent, high quality, husbandry practices on a daily basis
Is a role model for professionalism including:
Contributes to a positive and productive work environment,
promotes teamwork
Demonstrates self-motivated initiative
Represents LLPA well in all actions, words and gestures
Possess good communication and organization skills
Acts as a resource and mentor for Volunteers, Intern, Level I and Level II Aquarists
Train, Develop, and oversee the work of Volunteers or Interns assigned to work in the Aquarists assigned area of responsibility
Mentor and train incoming Level I Aquarists, and participate in the onboarding of new hires.
Performs general husbandry functions with little to no supervision
Areas should be presentable for any VIP or Back of House tours
Viewing windows should be clean and free of Algae, Backgrounds and décor should be presentable to guests
Routine maintenance of systems as guided by LLPA SOP’s
Demonstrate flexibility in completing tasks, which may extend after normal working hours, Weekends and Holidays.
Present lectures, demonstrations, workshops, VIP tours, public encounters, with little supervision and/or guidance
Organize, assist with and participate in animal transport, transfers and procedures
Demonstrated ability to plumb up to 2”, under the direction of the Curator and LSS Engineer or manager with no supervision
Any other duties, responsibilities or tasks as assigned

Education & Experience

A College degree (A.A, A.S, B.A, or B.S) is preferred with an emphasis on biology/zoology or related scientific course work. Or, Equivalent hands on professional or volunteer experience and knowledge may be considered.
Three (3) or more years’ experience caring for animals in a public aquarium or zoological facility
Possess a valid driver’s license and obtain a Utah driver’s license within six (6) months of hire date.
Open water SCUBA certification from a recognized agency required
May need to be able to SCUBA dive for collections, animal care, and routine maintenance of exhibits

Job Requirements
Salary & Benefits