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Aquarist ll - Corals

Wonders Of Wildlife National Museum And Aquarium
Springfield, United States Posted: April 01, 2024

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Aquarist ll to join Wonders of Wildlife for our coral exhibit in our Marvels of the Deep Gallery! This individual will work under the supervision of the Curatorial team and will ensure and promote effective and efficient care of the department's animal collection. This position will work with their team to care for a wide diversity of fish, corals, and invertebrates. Wonders of Wildlife is AZA accredited and actively involved in internal and external conservation projects.

  • Aquarist lls should have a bachelor's degree in biology or a related field. We will accept relevant experience the discretion of the curatorial team. We prefer 4 years of experience in a facility working with fresh and saltwater fish and invertebrates.
About Wonders of Wildlife
  • Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium is the largest, most-immersive fish and wildlife attraction in the world.
  • The facility consists of a 1.5-million-gallon Aquarium Adventure showcasing 35,000 live fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds, and immersive Wildlife Galleries sharing the story of America's most significant conservationists throughout history and today.
  • Created by noted conservationist and Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris, the 350,000-square-foot experience celebrates people who hunt, fish, and act as stewards of the land and water.
  • Located next to Bass Pro Shops National Headquarters in Springfield, Missouri, the campus is a centerpiece of America's Conservation Capital in Missouri's Ozark Mountains.
  • WOW has been voted "Best New Attraction" in 2017 and "America's Best Aquarium" for a record-breaking four times by the readers of USA TODAY and received its AZA accreditation in 2022.
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A day in the life of am Aquarist ll - Corals
  • Aquarist lls begin their day with a morning check on the exhibits they are responsible for.
  • Aquarists inspect the health of each coral specimen, looking for signs of bleaching, disease, or stress.
  • They take note of water parameters such as temperature, pH, salinity, and nutrient levels, adjusting as necessary.
  • After the initial rounds, the aquarist prepares a variety of foods, including phytoplankton, zooplankton, and specially formulated coral feeds.
  • The aquarist may also spend time fragging corals, a delicate process of propagating new corals from existing colonies, which helps to sustainably expand the aquarium's coral collection.
  • As the day winds down, the aquarist reviews the day's data, logging all observations, and plans for any changes in the care regimen. They double-check that all systems are running smoothly before heading out for the day.
Are you ready to join our team?
  • We have a very quick and easy application process.
  • If you feel that you would be right for our Aquarist ll - Corals position, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application.
  • We look forward to meeting you!
Zip Code:
  • 65807
  • Full Time employees receive Store/Attraction employee discounts,
  • Medical,
  • Vision,
  • Dental,
  • LTD, 401(k),
  • Company Paid Life Insurance and STD,
  • and Paid Time Off.
  • $18.00

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