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Husbandry Assistant

Children's Aquarium Dallas
Dallas, United States Posted: March 14, 2024

This position is responsible for assisting the day-to-day husbandry operations in the Aquarium.  Primary responsibilities include assisting with the care and wellbeing of all animals under the facility’s care; assisting in the maintenance of all habitats; and positive team approach within the Life Sciences Department.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Clean, maintain, and repair animal habitats. 
  • Clean and maintain Life Sciences areas. 
  • Assist with diet preparation and feeding of animals.  
  • Observe and communicate any animal health concerns. 
  • Care for, handle, and work safely with a variety of live animals, including fish, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates. 
  • Provide superior guest interactions.  
  • Maintain up-to-date electronic and hard-copy records on animal husbandry and maintenance, as necessary.  
  • Maintain collaborative relationships with Guest Experience Department and the Aquarium Foundation.  
  • Maintain positive and professional representation of animals, life sciences department, and institution. 
  • Compliance with health and safety standards in accordance with local municipality, state and federal rules and regulations.  
  • Compliance of all policy and procedures. 
  • Assist in emergency situations to minimize damage, loss or injury to guests, team members, animals or company property. 
  • Other duties as assigned.
Experience, Skills & Qualifications
  • Excellent guest interaction/entertainment/interpretation skills 
  • Good organizational and time management skills 
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions well 
  • Excellent at working independently and within a team 
  • Professional demeanor, reliable, strong work ethic, positive attitude, and dedicated to the mission of zoos & aquariums 
  • Good verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Strong listening, decision-making skills.
  • Hourly

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