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Aquarist Job Opening

We are currently seeking a dedicated and detail orientated individual who will provide proper care of all animals with an added focus on exhibit maintenance. Must be highly skilled and a certified scuba diver. Aquarium experience preferred.



  • Cares for the animals and documents all behaviors observed.
  • Participates in the feedings, which includes food preparation and record observations daily
  • Inspects all tanks daily in regards to animal health
  • Knows the names, quantity and location of all animals on display
  • Checks the life support systems of the tanks each day
  • Care and maintenance of all lab animals and tanks


Exhibit Maintenance

  • Participates in the maintenance and cleaning of tanks in the Living Reef daily
  • Checks the exhibits daily for cleanliness
  • Assists the Head Aquarist in verifying the accurateness of graphic boards


Team Development & Supervision

  • Assists the Head Aquarist in the supervision of interns and volunteers when asked
  • Inter and intra-department communication
  • Attends a daily curatorial meeting to report problems or concerns encountered in the tanks assigned to them and to receive task assignments


Other Responsibilities

  • Reports daily accomplishments, problems and concerns to the Head Aquarist
  • Ensures that the service areas are kept clean and tools properly stored
  • Participate in tours and presentations including, but not limited to Dive Link and School/Private Tours


Minimum Qualifications

  • Diver certification
  • Able to carry 50 pounds
  • Knowledge of the common/Hawaiian names of fishes and inverts
  • Pass a mandated dive physical annually
  • CPR, 1st Aid, & AED certification; and maintain current certification
  • 4 year degree in Marine Biology or equivalent job experience.