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Aquarium at the Boardwalk //
Branson MO //
Posted on: September 24, 2021 //

Reporting to the Director of Husbandry, the Life Support System Manager is responsible for operating and maintaining all aquatic Life Support Systems (LSS) in the 46,000-square-foot facility and managing a staff of three LSS Technicians and Trainees.

Monterey Bay Aquarium //
Monterey, CA //
Posted on: September 15, 2021 //

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:

The Facility Systems Supervisor is responsible for the supervision of daily operations, troubleshooting, and maintenance of Monterey Bay Aquarium’s 25 million gallon per day seawater system, HVAC system, desalination plant, and mechanical plant. This role will supervise Systems Operators, including supporting staff with development and delivering reviews, providing training, and will be responsible for the overall safety of the team. The Facility Systems Supervisor will also be responsible for scheduling, overseeing projects, and the development of protocols and procedures.

Oregon Zoo //
Portland, Oregon //
Posted on: September 13, 2021 //

The Oregon Zoo is hiring an Aquatic Life Support Maintenance Lead. This position serves in a lead capacity and performs Life Support Systems (LSS) duties. Work performed by this position also includes new employee orientation, training for new and existing staff, provides direction on standard operating procedures, develops and writes preventative maintenance (PM) standards for equipment, assigns and oversees work of other LSS staff, follows up on PM assignments, develops schedules to plan project and PM work and provides input to the Preventative Maintenance Manager regarding hiring and performance evaluation; may participate in the screening and interview process.

The Life Support Team (LSS) is looking for new ways to conserve water and electricity by upgrading equipment and changing operational practices. The LSS team is responsible for the operation a number of fresh and salt water systems that support marine mammals, elephants, cats, beaver/otters and a collection of fish and invertebrates. The position will work closely with the Living Collections team to offer the highest level of care to our animals.

Mississippi Aquarium //
Gulfport, MS //
Posted on: September 3, 2021 //

The position requires a dedicated individual who will take direction from the Dive Safety Officer, the Director of Facility Operations, and the VP of Facilities Operations in carrying out the duties of the position. The Dive Team Member assists the Dive Safety Officer with the planning, development and administration of all SCUBA diving programs which includes all water related activities requiring water entry, both in-house and in open water. Dive Safety, communications, animal health, equipment repair, record keeping, and visitor experience are the driving priorities in accomplishing the goals of this position.

Alaska Sealife Center //
Seward, Alaska //
Posted on: August 16, 2021 //

The Operations Manager oversees life support and building maintenance functions; including staff supervision, project planning, coordination, and implementation at the Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) and special Center-wide projects.

Mississippi Aquarium //
Gulfport, MS //
Posted on: August 13, 2021 //

The Curator, Fish & Ectotherms, manages a diverse collection of species including reptiles, amphibians, fishes, and invertebrates. The CFE will spend most of their time in supervisory and administrative tasks leading an animal care team in the daily husbandry of the collection in their care. The Curator must have extensive experience in the areas of animal care and management with the species they oversee.

Mississippi Aquarium //
Gulfport, MS //
Posted on: August 13, 2021 //

The Vice President of Animal Care, reporting to the Sr. VP or the CEO/COO, is responsible for the coordination and management of the living specimens and the maintenance of their life support systems. This position supervises and manages Animal Care staff.

Houston Zoo //
Houston, Texas //
Posted on: August 6, 2021 //

The Houston Zoo is looking for a mechanically inclined go-getter to join the LSS Water Quality Team in opening a brand new, first of its kind Galapagos exhibit, including a 190,000gal aquarium, 255,000gal Sea Lion habitat, and a 30,000gal Penguin habitat. All will have state-of-the-art LSS equipment, SCADA systems and automation. The Water Quality Tech position will be responsible for operation of these systems and other aquatic LSS throughout the Zoo, as well as preventative maintenance, diving opportunities, and coverage of the Water Quality Lab. The LSS Water Quality Team provides safe and healthy aquatic environments for terrestrial and non-terrestrial animals and maintains the physical integrity of zoo/aquarium facilities associated with aquatic animal habitats. If you are interested in working in an innovative environment with new tech, join our team!

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium //
Dubuque, Iowa //
Posted on: July 29, 2021 //

The Exhibits & Life Support Technician is an entry level position that assists with all aspects of the public exhibit galleries, with an emphasis on aquatic life support systems. Up to 10 hours per week will be devoted to the maintenance and upkeep of ozone equipment, valve repair, etc. On-the-job training can be provided but prior experience in these areas would be beneficial. The successful candidate will have a strong ability to troubleshoot mechanical devices with or without assistance, an artistic flare, and a diverse skill set.

The Dubuque County Historical Society and its National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium and Mathias Ham Historic Site are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a culture of inclusivity, empowerment, respect, and the opportunity to succeed. It is a priority to create a workplace that reflects the communities that we serve, and where all feel welcome to bring their full, authentic selves to our organization.

Mississippi Aquarium //
Gulfport, MS //
Posted on: July 4, 2021 //

The position reports to the Manager of Facility Operations. The Facility Operator is responsible for performing equipment maintenance tasks, cleaning, and general labor pertaining to animal life support systems and building mechanical systems. The ability to make accurate assessments of filter status and the cleaning schedule of filters is essential. Basic operational knowledge of building maintenance and mechanical systems is necessary for this position.

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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.