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Monterey Bay Aquarium //
Monterey , CA //
Apply by: February 23, 2023

At the Monterey Bay Aquarium, we are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that celebrates and values diversity. We firmly believe that having a team of diverse backgrounds and voices, working together, increases our capacity to serve our visitors and fulfill our mission.  We welcome people from all walks of life into our team and strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.

Job Summary:  Under general supervision, responsible for operation, quality control, troubleshooting, repairs, and basic maintenance relating to the Aquarium’s 25 million gallon per day seawater system, the associated mechanical plant, the building HVAC system, and the associated equipment and infrastructure in support of maintaining animal life support and environmental systems; monitor a computer-based control system for life support and HVAC systems and assist in operational engineering decisions based on analysis of the data; perform other duties as required.

Kansas City Zoo //
Kansas City, MO //

Under direction, the Water Quality Technician performs routine work assignments involving water quality testing throughout the Zoo. This includes ensuring all systems are functioning properly and overseeing day-to-day operations to maintain proper water quality, clarity and chemistry. Work areas will include the aquarium, polar bear pool, penguin building (2 penguin pools and multiple saltwater aquariums), sea lion pool, elephant pool, Stingray Bay, Missouri Department of Conservation aquarium, and otter exhibit.

Children's Aquarium Dallas //
Dallas, Texas //
Apply by: February 23, 2023
Application Information: Please send resume and cover letter to [email protected]

The Life Support Technician II is responsible for performing husbandry and life support duties and projects, including daily care and welfare of animals within the aquarium, daily maintenance of habitat and holding areas, and life support equipment operations. This position requires interaction with the public to provide information and interaction related to the aquarium’s animal collection. This position requires prior experience and advanced knowledge of animal care, as well as a positive team approach. This position will also have latitude to initiate and carry out new training proposals and behaviors, as well as assist with the training of new animal care staff and volunteers.

Living Exhibits Regional Operations Center //
Wichita, Kansas //
Apply by: February 28, 2023
Application Information: Please send cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Living Exhibits, Inc. designs, builds and maintains interactive animal exhibits for zoos, aquariums and museums across the country. Our exhibits include touch-tank marine aquatic exhibits featuring sharks and stingrays and are maintained and operated by Living Exhibits staff at a host zoological facility. The goals of these interactive exhibits are to increase the value of the guests’ experience, further our customers’ zoological mission and do so in a fiscally viable manner. Living Exhibits also maintains a year round holding facility in Wichita, Kansas where the Living Exhibits collection resides in winter months and is available for lease to other institutions during the year. All life support is maintained and operated at that facility by Living Exhibits staff.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo //
Colorado Springs, CO //
Apply by: February 6, 2023

With minimal supervision, the Life Support Systems (LSS) Water Quality Technician is responsible for daily operations and maintenance of all Zoo LSS, water treatment, and water filtration and equipment, as well as give guidance and training to less experienced technicians on work to be performed. This includes water quality testing, data recording, and performing repairs and proactive/preventative maintenance to the systems. As part of the maintenance team, the LSS Water Quality Technician promotes professional working relationships with both internal and external customers and adheres to and supports all organizational policies and procedures and standards. Promotes teamwork

Sea Research Foundation - Mystic Aquarium //
Mystic, CT //
Apply by: March 1, 2023

Demonstrate excellent representation of the aquarium at all times through a positive, can-do attitude, and teamwork focused work ethic.

Working as a Water Quality Laboratory Technician, you will be responsible for conducting the day-to-day testing of Mystic Aquarium’s aquatic habitats and report all data to director, curator, manager, veterinarian, and husbandry staff to ensure optimal water quality.

Virginia Aquarium //
Virginia Beach, Virginia //
Apply by: January 31, 2023

Manage the operation of the Life Support and Water Quality divisions at the Virginia Aquarium. We are seeking a dynamic and motivated leader to oversee all LSS and water quality operations, maintenance, staffing , budget development and control systems

Wonders of Wildlife //
Springfield, MO //
Apply by: January 31, 2023

We are seeking a dynamic WATER QUALITY TECHNICIAN to join our team! This person will work under the supervision of the Curatorial Staff and Consulting Veterinarian. This individual will ensure and promote effective and efficient care of the department’s animal care and water quality testing.

Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium //
Springfield, MO //
Apply by: January 31, 2023
Application Information: For more information and to apply, click the link below: https://www.applicantpro.com/openings/wondersofwildlife/jobs/2702323-674107

We are seeking a dynamic WATER QUALITY TECHNICIAN to join our team! This person will work under the supervision of the Curatorial Staff. This individual will ensure and promote effective and efficient care of the department’s animal care and water quality testing.

California Science Center Foundation //
700 Exposition Park Drive Los Angeles, Ca 90037 //

The Life Support Systems Technician is responsible for providing and maintaining the mechanical systems that support proper and healthy environments for the living collections. Additionally, the LSS Technician works closely with the Life Support Systems Manager and Water Laboratory Supervisor to ensure the highest quality of water and proper operation of the closed system exhibits within the Living Collections department.

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The certification program is on course. The study guide was well done. I believe building confidence in that Level 1 operator through a certification program is the most important objective of AALSO. That Level 1 operator is the future AALSO.

AALSO membership and certification are two criteria I take into account when hiring new life support operators. I want all of the operators at our institution to become certified.

The certification program is great! I personally place a lot of value on this program, and hope to see it continue and expand.