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Associate Aquarist Discovery Cove Orlando Did you know? SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment has rescued more than 31,000 animals over the last five decades!
At our parks, you’re more than an employee. You’re an Ambassador… And what we do is more than a job. Every day, we inspire guests to take action to protect our natural world.
Become a SeaWorld Ambassador and be part of something real and amazing! Requirements and Competencies • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent • Must be at least 18 years old • Must be SCUBA certified and be able to pass dive physical • Must be able to pass qualifying swim test and annual swim test competency exam • Must be able to complete provided CPR training/certification • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills • Must be able to swim and work in/around water • Must be able to stand for long periods of time • Must be able to lift, push and pull 75 pounds • Must be comfortable with heights • Must be comfortable with exposure to noise, vibrations and motion • Must be able to train on and properly use protective gear • Must be comfortable working around fumes/dust/odor • Must be comfortable working around chemicals • Must be able to work indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions and temperature extremes • Must be available to work varying shifts/hours based on business need, to include opening, mid-, and closing shifts; nights, weekends, and holidays Desired Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Marine Science or related field preferred • Possession of a valid state driver’s license preferred • Bi-lingual strongly preferred Primary Responsibilities • Guide and assist guests underwater through Discovery Cove’s Sea Venture (Helmet Dive) Program • Perform all daily approved husbandry tasks including food preparation • Perform basic water quality testing, chemical additions and water parameter monitoring • Perform general aquarium maintenance, including algae removal, habitat diving, preventative maintenance and aquarium decorating • Maintain safe and sanitary work areas and animal environments • Maintain all equipment and area responsibilities on a daily basis • Perform daily observation of animals and report any abnormalities to staff supervisor • Act as an ambassador for the company at all times • Provide exceptional guest service • Perform other duties as assigned More Information Park Name: Discovery Cove Orlando Location:
Orlando, FL Status: Part Time Pay Rate: $13.24-$25.22 per hour Relocation Provided: No
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Aquarist Level I (On Call)
Highgate is a premier real estate investment and hospitality management company widely recognized as an innovator in the industry. Highgate is the dominant player in U.S. gateway markets including New York, Boston, Miami, San Francisco and Honolulu. Highgate also has an expanding presence in key European markets through properties in London, Paris, Barcelona, Vienna and Prague. Highgate’s portfolio of global properties represents an aggregate asset value exceeding $10B and generates over $2B in cumulative revenues. The company provides expert guidance through all stages of the hospitality property cycle, from planning and development through recapitalization or disposition. Highgate also has the creativity and bandwidth to develop bespoke hotel brands and utilizes industry leading proprietary revenue management tools that identify and predict evolving market dynamics to drive out performance and maximize asset value. With an executive team consisting of some of the industry’s most experienced hotel management leaders, the company is a trusted partner for top ownership groups and major hotel brands. Highgate maintains corporate offices in London, New York, Dallas, and Seattle. The all-new, vibrant ‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach blends indoor and outdoor luxury to elevate the experience of Oahu resorts. Every space has been envisioned by award-winning design firm, Rockwell Group. Fresh, welcoming and relaxing, it’s an oasis of tranquility in the heart of Waikiki. Experience our spacious, welcoming lobby and captivating 280,000 gallon Oceanarium unique to Honolulu resorts. Coming soon, the destination pool deck with private cabanas will offer a saltwater infinity pool, a shallow-water pool and club for kids, and a pool bar that seamlessly transitions from day to night. With a location steps from Waikiki Beach, it’s where Hawaii vacations turn moments into memories. Our resort is proudly named in honor of Queen Lili‘uokalani, the last reigning monarch of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Beloved by her people, she was a music composer, an author and an ardent supporter of her culture. Her spirit is infused into the resort, which shares the same privileged location as her beachside home Ke‘alohilani, meaning the royal brightness. Welcome to a fresh perspective on resorts in Waikiki. ‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach. Part-Time Aquarist Level 1 (On-Call) associate will be in charge of daily water checks for Oceanarium. Work with department manager and/or supervisor to insure that all Aquarists maintain daily water quality checks log and insure that data is entered in a timely manner by all Aquarists and that the testing is uniform in their absence. They will also coordinate with manager/supervisor to make sure that adequate and proper water testing equipment is available for Oceanarium and Quarantine/holding area. The associate will be in charge of general inventory of SCUBA gear, uniforms, hardware and general stores and will recommend to department manager and/or supervisor of reorder needs and amounts in a manner designed to insure that shortages do not occur. The associate will work closely with Aquarists at other levels to engender and enhance general knowledge and awareness of departmental procedures and responsibilities.
Follow and enforce all Highgate Hotel hotel credit policies.
Have knowledge of and assist in all emergency procedures as required.
Be able to perform, complete and ensure that all tasks and duties on the shift checklist are completed in a timely and efficient manner.
Be involved in departmental meeting, planning and execution.
Help maintain productivity levels at or above budgeted standards.
Assist in training and cross training of new hires and current employees on a regular basis.
Able to perform daily backwashing requirements in pumproom along with basic maintenance and checklist of that area
Follow all departmental requirements, especially in terms of personal safety of associates.
Able to safely complete @ 20 minute feed dives and maintenance/cleaning dives of up to 60 minutes on each scheduled shift.
Dive safely at all times.
Report immediately any situation that could lead to or is seen as immediately hazardous.
Prepare fish food for feed dives and subsequently store food properly.
Maintain standards of cleanliness as described by departmental protocol.
Perform up to three dives each scheduled shift while always maintaining as awareness of decompression status as defined by their SCUBA training agency.
Perform out-of-water assigned tasks as required.
Assist in feed/maintenance of any and all holding, quarantine or display aquariums within the hotel.
Maintain up-to-date input of all data in all logs as required.
Participate in new projects as needed by hotel operations or as assigned or requested by department manager.
Attend meetings in accompaniment or in place of department manager as necessary or required.
Insure time schedules, ordering, receiving, scheduling of tasks, inspection of daily check listed items and input of daily data is maintained.
High School diploma or equivalent required.
Certified by a recognized SCUBA certification agency as Open Water diver or equivalent. Higher dive ratings are a plus.
College course work in related field helpful, i.e. Marine Biology, Zoology, Ocean Sciences, etc…
Previous experience in large aquarium setting helpful.
Previous animal training experience helpful.
Previous work in quarantine areas helpful.
Must have a valid driver's license for the applicable state.
Must pass SCUBA physical and drug usage test prior to employment.
Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
Must be able to occasionally lift 50 lbs safely.
Ability to stand, walk, climb stairs, kneel, SCUBA dive, swim, breathe-hold dive, during entire shift.
Familiarity with current rulings of Union contract.
Maintain a warm and friendly demeanor at all times.
Must be able to effectively communicate both verbally and written, with all level of employees and guests in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service oriented manner.
Must be effective at listening to, understanding, and clarifying concerns raised by employees and guests.
Must be able to multitask and prioritize departmental functions to meet deadlines.
Approach all encounters with guests and employees in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service-oriented manner.
Attend all hotel required meetings and trainings as required.
Maintain regular attendance in compliance with Highgate Hotel Standards, as required by scheduling, which will vary according to the needs of the hotel.
Maintain high standards of personal appearance and grooming, which includes wearing the proper uniform and nametag.
Comply with Highgate Hotel Standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient hotel operations.
Maximize efforts towards productivity, identify problem areas and assist in implementing solutions.
Must be effective in handling problems, including anticipating, preventing, identifying and solving problems as necessary.
Must be able to understand and apply complex information, data, etc. from various sources to meet appropriate objectives.
Must be able to cross-train in all areas of Curator Department.
Must be able to maintain confidentiality of information.
Must be able to show initiative, including anticipating guest or operational needs and needs of department.
Perform other duties as requested by management. External Job Posting Title: Aquarist Level I (On Call) Job ID: 2017-3867 External Company Name: Highgate Hotels, L.P., a Delaware Limited Partnership External Company URL: www.highgate.com
Aquarist Internship Description Position Summary: The aquarist internship position at the SEA LIFE Aquarium at LEGOLAND California Resort assists the Displays Team with the routine husbandry and maintenance required for its marine and freshwater exhibits.
This intern will exhibit a strong work ethic, willingness to learn, and work to a high standard of animal care and ethics. This position is a training ground for future paid positions in the department, such as a husbandry assistant or a level 1 Aquarist position. This position does not require diving experience, but a rescue dive certification is preferred.
Also, up to date CPR/First Aid/AED/O2 training will put the candidate at a great advantage. Scope and Responsibilities: 1. Assist the
Displays staff with the animal care, cleaning and maintenance of aquarium displays, which may require snorkel or scuba diving (i.e. 200,000 gallon tropical ocean display). 2. Assist the Displays staff with diet preparation, feeding and general husbandry of aquarium exhibits as directed. 3.
Maintain and prepare accurate daily records for aquarium systems, exhibit specimens, and husbandry related paperwork. 4. Maintain equipment to the standards and expectations of SEA LIFE policies and protocols. 5. Participate in specimen transports, water quality testing, quarantine, diagnosis and treatment of fish disease. 6.
Deliver interactive programming to guests and guest presentations involving displays and exhibit diving. Details of the program: Internships are organized in which the intern will learn about the following areas of marine science and animal husbandry:
Animal Nutrition (diet, nutrition) Husbandry Maintenance (tools, exhibit upkeep) Program Animals (reptile collection) Water Quality/Chemistry (water quality testing, nitrogen cycle) Life Support Systems (pumps, plumbing, filtration) Laboratory (microscope use, animal necropsy, sampling) Quarantine (treatment diagnosis, protocols, disease) Scuba Diving (gear setup, safety, diving with venomous animals) Taxonomy (general taxonomy) Public Presentations (shark and ray talk, jellyfish show, dive show) Final project (TBD by staff or individual depending on the needs of the SEA LIFE team) Background and Experience: No extensive background is needed, but a credited program is required to apply for this position (for both high school and college credit). For college internships, a background in Biology or related marine biology field is required. A mentor and a project will be assigned to the intern.
For high school internships, an interest in marine biology is required with a passion to work hard and learn. A mentor will be assigned, along with a project to be assigned by the staff. Students must have an interest in learning about and understanding the science of aquarium biology, fishes and invertebrates.
Education: A High School diploma or general education degree (or equivalent education and experience) is required. Candidates working towards or possessing a two to four year degree in Biology or a related field at an accredited academic facility is preferred. Students with a post bachelor certification (i.e. aquarium science program) are also encouraged to apply and will be given more advanced tasks.
Other Requirements: For college interns, a scuba certification is preferred in rescue diving or above from a recognized recreational or commercial diver training agency. The candidate will have anability to maintain a clean/organized work environment and the ability to work effectively with limited or no supervision, and maintain a work ethic supporting the Aquarium’s mission and goals.
Preferred candidates will hold a current First Aid and CPR certification.The candidate should be willing to work weekends and keep flexible hours. Job: Aquarist Work Locations: LEGOLAND California Resort One LEGOLAND Drive Carlsbad Ca 92008 Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External: Ongoing
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Animal Husbandry Assistant
Animal Husbandry Assistant Description SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord. Where your career goes swimmingly! Do you have the Magic in you to create memorable experiences all for the love of fun? Do you wish to cast a spell of laughter and enjoyment to the people around you? Want to join a team that creates smiles and memories globally on a daily basis? Then you have the magic to be Team Merlin atSEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord! About The Role As an Animal Husbandry Assistant, you will work alongside the Displays team to maintain all aspects of the daily care, feeding, and life support system maintenance of our diverse collection of freshwater and marine animals including elasmobranches, fish, reptiles, and invertebrates. Responsibilities:
Perform routine animal care, cleaning and maintenance of aquarium displays.
Adopts an enthusiastic, assertive and passionate approach to Guest Service, and demonstrates the Merlin Values at every opportunity.
Assist the Displays staff with the husbandry and life support of aquarium systems while ensuring a consistently high standard of animal care.
Provide daily care of animal exhibits including diet preparation, feeding and general care and maintenance of aquatic exhibits in accordance with established protocols.
Assist with specimen transports, water quality testing, quarantine, diagnosis and treatment of fish disease.
Maintain accurate daily records for aquarium systems and exhibit specimens.
Interacts with guests, management, veterinarians, and other individuals as required
Assist in the continual development of the displays areas in line with the long term goals of the company.
Perform daily public presentations as needed. About You
Minimum of 1-2 years of aquatic animal experience in a professional aquarium environment with demonstrated knowledge of safe animal handling practices and maintaining a safe working environment required. Experience working with a variety of marine and freshwater species of fish and invertebrates preferred.
Previous experience with the maintenance and operation of large life support systems including sand filters, canister filters, UV sterilizers, protein skimmers, and ozone generators is preferred.
Valid SCUBA certification and extensive dive experience preferred. A minimum of Rescue Dive certification is also preferred. Required Education:
High School Diploma or GED required. Undergraduate degree in Life Sciences preferred. Other Requirements:
Ability to obtain and hold a current First Aid and CPR certification.
Ability to obtain and hold valid Driver’s License.
Ability to work weekends and flexible hours.
Must pass a pre-employment placement physical. About The Benefits
Flexible hours * 30% discount in the retail store
Merlin Magic Pass which give you free admission to all Merlin attractions worldwide
Competitive 401K * Discounts through the Merlin Marketplace Website – on almost anything you buy online
Discounts through Plum Benefits – on tons of ticketed events * 30% discount at Skechers.com and Skechers stores * FUN working environment and much more! About Us SEA LIFE is the world’s biggest aquarium. From sharks to sea turtles, and jellyfish to seahorses, SEA LIFE Aquarium showcases over 10,000 sea creatures worldwide. Merlin Entertainments, plc is a business built on fun. We are the world's second-largest visitor attraction operator. We operate over 100 attractions, eight hotels and three holiday villages in 22 countries across four continents and we run some of the best known names in global leisure. These include the likes of SEA LIFE, Madame Tussauds, the Dungeons, the Eye brand, and LEGOLAND. Whether you are serving delicious food, working in the office, maintaining the attractions, entertaining guest or operating rides, the objective is to provide a truly memorable experience and a great day out for all members of the family. We offer flexible opportunities, in a totally unique environment. We know this is a great place to work, but don’t just take our word for it…click hereto see us in action! Job: Aquarist Work Locations: SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord 8111 Concord Mills Parkway Concord NC 28027 Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External: Ongoing
Pet Groomer / Pet Stylist With Experience FT Or PT
We are seeking a Pet Groomer ( Dog Groomer / Stylist ) with Experience to join our team! You will be responsible for the overall care and well-being of the animals at the customer's home (In House Grooming). Full & Part - Time are available. Car & Drivers License necessary. Unique Business Model with great compensation.
Interact professionally and effectively through verbal and written communication with all professional contacts with emphasis on company interests
Independently prioritize and accomplish multiple tasks within established timeframes
Interest in animal welfare
Maintain a clean and healthy environment
Experience with dog grooming
Previous experience in animal care or other related fields
Passion to help and treat animals
Ability to interact with animals in a calm, non-threatening manner
Comfortable to work in customer's home
Great compensation model (Full-time $55.000 to 80.000 possible)
Bonus for extra booking
Backpack / Shirt / Keychain / Shampoo
Training / Certificate
Flexible schedule (full or part time)
100% of tips are yours
We insure the animal with every booking
Liability Insurance included
Discounts on cellphone service
Manhattan / Bronx / Queens / Long Island / Brooklyn / Staten Island / Jersey City / Hoboken / North Jersey / New York City / Westchester
Full-time (part time available)
Salary: $60,000 - $85.000 a year
Dog Grooming: 2+ years experience
We are seeking an experienced Pet Groomer to join our growing salon! Compensation is 50% commission plus tips with paid time off offered accruing after six months of employment.
- The ability to comb, clip, trim and shape a dogs coat using breed specific styles and/or client verbal and/or written notes
- The ability to study canine proportions to determine the most appropriate cutting pattern to achieve desired style
- Proficiency with both electric clippers and barber sheers
- The ability to completely dry an animal using any combination of towel, forced air dryer and/or warm air stand dryer
- Use of verbal and/or physical cues to calm anxious animals
- Must have excellent client interaction skills and be able to build solid rapport
- Must tidy workspace between grooms and sanitize workspace at the end of each day
- Graduate of a recognized grooming school and/or relevant grooming experience
- Grooming portfolio (digital or print) required
- Grooming school or salon references required
- Must have own grooming scissors and clippers
The Corporate Advisory Services group helps operating companies and strategic investors identify, assess, and forecast political risks when entering into or expanding within international markets. Eurasia Group's integrated research platform can be customized for each client depending on its specific business model, risk tolerance, and industry sector.
Essential Responsibilities and Tasks
Organize veterinary medical team to maximize quality care and productivity.
The Lead Veterinary Assistant directs the veterinary medical team through the Cycle of Service and communicates with other associates to maintain the flow of patients.
Select, train and supervise Assistants, Pet Care Assistants and other associates as appropriate. Training includes BLC requirements.
The Lead Veterinary Assistant is responsible for scheduling the Veterinary Technician and Assistant staff.
Lead and mentor the veterinary medical team to ensure that policies and protocols are followed at all times. Provide continuous development opportunities for associates.
Provide effective communication between associates, field leadership and Central Team Support.
Work alongside the Veterinary Technician and Assistant staff as a Veterinary Assistant 30 - 35 hours per week.
Work an additional 5-10 hours per week to perform administrative responsibilities promptly and accurately, for a total of 40-45 hours per week.
Ensure that exam rooms, pharmacy, surgery and treatment areas are consistent and remain as per "plan-o-gram" and hospital standards.
Responsible for ordering all medical supplies.
Responsible for traffic control.
Create a positive and professional relationship with PetSmart grooming and obedience teams.
Ensure compliance with all practice policies and procedures and with all local, state and federal laws.
Advocate for pets.
Understand and follow state practice acts regarding duties of credentialed veterinary technicians and veterinary assistants, assisting with surgery as applicable.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Capabilities and Experience (can do)
Ability to multi-task- Manages multiple tasks at one time; quickly and accurately shifts attention among multiple tasks under distracting conditions without loss of accuracy or appearance of frustration.
Reads, writes and speaks fluent English, using appropriate grammar, style and vocabulary. Correctly spells commonly used English words and job specific terms. Demonstrates exceptionally strong written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrates a systematic approach in carrying out assignments. Is very orderly and excels at cutting through confusion and turning chaos into order.
Problem solving skills
Demonstrates a strong ability to identify, analyze and solve problems. Unusually decisive in handling difficult problems. Translates problems into practical solutions.
Client service skills
Consistently ensures the team provides the client with attentive, courteous and informative service. Gains and shows personal satisfaction from delivering great service.
Accurately and consistently follows instructions delivered in an oral, written or diagram format. Can provide directions.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, and to compute rate, ratio and percent; ability to convert units of measurement.
Comfortably and confidently uses a computer and specialized software. Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, etc.
Attitudes (will do)
Initiative - shows willingness and aptitude to use own discretion in taking appropriate steps in finding solutions to problems; presents options and ideas to enhance current processes or procedures. Takes on additional responsibility when both big and small tasks need to be done.
Firmly adheres to the values and ethics of Banfield Pet Hospitals. Exhibits honesty, discretion, and sound judgment.
Willing to work with others, collaborating and compromising where necessary; promptly share relevant information with others.
Is open to changing situations and opportunities and is willing to perform all tasks assigned.
Able and willing to perform tasks and duties without supervision.
Tolerance for Stress / Resiliency
Maintains a positive "can do" outlook, rebounds quickly from frustrations and unpleasantness, and maintains composure and friendly demeanor while dealing with stressful situations.
Special Working Conditions
Ability to work at a computer for long periods of time.
Project timelines and work volume / deadlines may often require more than 40 hours per week to complete essential duties of this job.
Must have mental processes for reasoning, remembering, mathematics and language ability (reading, writing, and speaking the English language) to perform the duties proficiently.
The noise level in the work environment is normally moderate.
Environment where pets are present.
Flexible hours; full-time including evenings & weekends.
Experience, Education and/or Training
Must be able to perform all required skills of NAVTA approved veterinary assistant programs at a level in which to aid in the efficiency of the practice.
Three years related experience required, with six months experience at Banfield preferred.
Certification completion as outlined in the Paraprofessional Leadership Certification Program within one year of employment.
The Global Energy & Natural Resources group manages relationships with clients in the energy, utilities, mining, and agriculture sectors. We also originate and coordinate research in these areas, tailoring regional analysis into focused market intelligence, risk management, and strategic-planning support.
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Professional Dog Groomer
Seeking a professionally skilled dog groomer to work in a busy salon in Ramsey, NJ. Must have minimum of 1-2 years experience with grooming all breeds of dogs and must have knowledge of or familiarity with all breed standards. Must have scissoring experience. Extensive and established client base serving much of Bergen County. Additional skills include excellent customer service skills. Commission based compensation. Full-time or Part-time positions available.
Apply knowledge and skills in controlling and/or handling individual animal temperament. Possess ability to gain animal confidence when restraining them for grooming. Knowledge of grooming practices for wide range of small animals, including hand-scissoring skills. Possess above average customer service skills.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
· Professional grooming techniques for a variety of dog breeds and cats Perform grooming services, including clipping, hand scissoring, medicated and general cleansing, parasite control baths, pedicures, medicated dips and ear cleansing, as requested for each pet
· Groom animals utilizing techniques which vary depending on type of hair, coat, breed and owner instructions; bathe and dry animals; perform pedicures and clean ears
· Perform all general maintenance of grooming room; clean cages, tubs, grooming tables; vacuum floor; mop floor daily; empty trash; clean clipper blades, scissors and brushes after use.
· Full-time professional grooming experience
· Perform all general maintenance of grooming room; clean cages, tubs, grooming tables; vacuum floor; mop floor daily; empty trash; clean clipper blades, scissors and brushes after use.
· Recommend retail products that would aid in home grooming care of pets. Enjoys working closely with other team members.
Education and/or Experience
· Minimum 1 year of experience in bathing/grooming animals in a professional environment
· Often requires lifting and carrying animals weighing up to 50 lbs.
· Frequently requires handling animals up to 20 lbs.
· Additionally, handle dogs weighing up to and over 150 lbs.
· Walking and/or standing for long periods; frequently working in a bent position.
· May be required to use strength or agility in capturing and restraining stronger, more active animals.
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