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If the species of the world's water are your passion, we have the job for you! The Oceans and Marine Mammal team is looking for a full-time aquarist.

Job Responsibilities Directly responsible for the health an well being of the collections assigned to his/her care Complete area daily and weekly reports Required to know and implement species procedures as directed by Area Managers Must be able to participate in and develop area chats, feeds and behind-the-scenes tours Assist with research projects Assist with exhibit modifications Working Conditions Must be able to perform manual work, which is at times physically demanding and strenuous, involved with caring for the animals and maintaining exhibit areas under his/her care Must be able to lift 50 pounds frequently Must follow all safety policies and procedures Must be willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions and temperatures Will be required to work mandatory overtime, weekends and holidays Qualifications Experience working with marine fish, invertebrates and penguins is desired Minimum one year of animal training experience and flexibility in assisting in various areas is preferred Must have an understanding of water chemistry Strong interpersonal communication skills; proven public speaking and presentation skills Must have a team-oriented philosophy Demonstrate commitment to long-term goals of the Zoo Must be temperamentally suited to work with animals Must have good observational skills Must display a professional attitude and appearance to both visitors and coworkers Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in life sciences is required Applicants must also have SCUBA certification or be able to acquire within six months of hire The Zoo is located in the heart of Indy's vibrant downtown area, and our employees a competitive benefit package (medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, 403b) upon 90 days of employment, immediate paid holidays. Once eligible, new full time employees enjoy 160 hours of paid time off. The deadline to apply is May 26.

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Associate Aquarist

Associate Aquarist SeaWorld San Diego Basic Job functions • Maintains husbandry of fish and other aquatic life in aquarium exhibits. • Enthusiastically represents SeaWorld by displaying a positive attitude, high level of energy and commitment to quality throughout all aspects of the job. Principle Duties • Ensure excellent customer service by responding to customer requirements, expectations and needs. • Basic food preparation and feeding animals in specific aquarium areas. • Proper aquarium maintenance techniques: algae removal, display diving, aquarium decorating. • Follow proper SeaWorld San Diego and SEA safety protocols. • Basic water quality testing, chemical additions, salt water make-up, pH and temperature testing. • Elementary aquarium husbandry techniques including taxonomy, record keeping, aquarium filtration, aquarium theory and emergency procedures. • Elementary aquarium health related issues and veterinarian assistance. • Involvement in basic animal transports. • Assist with animal collection. • Assist with minor repairs to aquarium filtration systems. • Answer guest questions concerning aquarium animals. • Occasionally assist other locations and areas in the park as needed; other duties as assigned.

Required Skills Knowledge, Education, and Training • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent. • Must have one year of employed experience in an institutional aquarium. • Must be SCUBA Certified with a minimum of 20 logged dives. • Must have a valid California driver’s license; out of state residents, active military, their dependents and students, must have a valid driver’s license and provide a copy of the DMV report from their state of residency; must be able to obtain SeaWorld driver's license. • Must be able to pass a SeaWorld dive physical. • Must have strong written/verbal communication skills. • Must be able to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced work environment. • Must be able to stand, walk and/or sit for prolonged periods of time. • Must be able to positively interact with guests and co-workers of all ages, different ethnic/cultural backgrounds and/or language, and individuals with special needs. • Bachelor's degree in marine science or similar degree preferred. Availability • Must have 4 days of unrestricted availability to include weekends both Saturday and Sunday, holidays, early mornings, and late evenings. Hours • Varies.

Resume Required More Information Park Name: SeaWorld San Diego Location: San Diego, CA Requisition Number: 4954 Status:

Part Time Pay Rate: $15.47/hr. Relocation Provided: No Closing Date: 6/11/2017 11:59 PM ET

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Aquarist Description SEA LIFE Orlando. 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 Orlando! About The Role As an Aquarist, you will be a keen fish-keeper, with a solid knowledge of both marine and freshwater systems. Experience within the aquarium or fish farming industry would be advantageous, but not essential, as full training will be provided.

More important, is the drive and enthusiasm to develop your knowledge and skills and apply them appropriately in a controlled safe environment. Responsibilities: * Perform routine animal care, cleaning and maintenance of aquarium displays requiring SCUBA diving (i.e. 160,000 gallon tropical ocean display). * Adopts an enthusiastic, assertive and passionate approach to Guest Service, and demonstrates the Merlin Values at every opportunity.

  • Assist the Senior 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 3 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 required (1 to 3 years preferred with greater than 25 dives logged). A minimum of Rescue Dive certification is also preferred. Required Education: * Undergraduate degree in Life Sciences, Marine Biology, or related field 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 In return you will find a competitive salary and benefits package (including a medical, vision, dental, life insurance and 401(k) matching plan offering), share program opportunities, and benefit from free entry to all of our Merlin attractions which also extend to family and friends.

    In addition, you can expect continued growth of joining an exciting, global organization. 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 Merlin Entertainments 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 Orlando 8401 International Drive, Orlando FL 32819 Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External: Ongoing

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Senior Aquarist

The National Aquarium is looking for a Senior Aquarist to provide assigned specimens with excellent day-to-day care through approved husbandry practices; keep exhibits, reserve tanks, support equipment, and workspaces well maintained to National Aquarium standards; participate in the acquisition/disposition, transport and acclimation of specimens; participate in the design, construction and maintenance of exhibits and reserve tanks, including life support material and equipment, as assigned. Fully accountable for animals and systems under care in assigned areas. Will be responsible for providing coverage for other areas as assigned. Will be primary contact for assigned areas. Participates, taking a lead role, in planning and implementation of special projects (i.e., new exhibits, renovations of existing exhibits, exhibit enhancements, collection of animals, propagation of animals). Serves as an advisor and mentor to staff on all aspects of husbandry procedures and protocols. Trains staff and supervises volunteers, interns and team projects and acts as a leader and role model for other staff members.

Essential Functions

  • Organizes the acclimation, care and feeding of plants and animals in their assigned area. Provides husbandry coverage to other galleries as needs arise.

  • Prepares food and feeds assigned fish and invertebrate collection as well as some reptiles and amphibians in accordance with dietary needs. Cleans and provides daily maintenance to food preparation areas, food preparation equipment and utensils.

  • Completes inspection rounds of specimens, exhibits and reserve tanks twice daily to check status and identify and report potential problems. Resolves problems independently where possible.

  • Prepares diets and diet supplements according to established protocols to ensure nutrition and vitamin content are maintained to keep specimens at peak health.

  • Follows established feeding schedules and feeds appropriate amounts to maintain specimens at a healthy weight. Develops strategies to get inappetent specimens to feed. Monitors weights of specimens.

  • Utilizes various feeding techniques and develops new strategies to overcome the challenges of getting the correct diet to all specimens in exhibits and reserve tanks housing multiple specimens and species.

  • Maintains live food holding tanks and cultures, as assigned.

  • Observes and recognizes medical conditions that may require attention and reports observations. Discusses best course of therapy with Medical and Curatorial staffs.

  • Administers medications and implements routine quarantine procedures as needed.

  • Maintains detailed, daily husbandry records and reviews records regularly to identify important trends.

  • Orders hardware, life-support supplies, aquarium supplies, and live specimens as needed with Curatorial approval.

  • Maintains current knowledge of all specimens under their care and their natural history (biology and environmental needs) and husbandry requirements through hands-on experience, upkeep with current literature, keeper exchange programs, and symposium participation (as approved).

  • Researches species to determine established or new husbandry techniques.

  • Conducts literature review or hands on research.

  • Assists with annual physicals of specimens as needed.

  • Ability to problem solve and troubleshoot problems.

  • Able to work well with supervisors and staff.

  • Organizes and participates in the acquisition and transport of plants and animals.

  • Arranges the acquisition of plants and animals from professional collectors, other institutions and wholesalers, as assigned.

  • Participates in field collection trips using appropriate equipment (scuba gear, nets, traps). Lead and manage national and international collection trips, as assigned, including securing location, travel, and other logistics and developing budget and plan proposals.

  • Executing collection trip while being fully accountable for finances and safety of staff participating. Ensures adequate animal holding facilities in accordance with biological requirements of the specimens are available prior to collection of specimens.

  • Maintains acquisition and disposition database.

  • Prepares and maintains a gallery manual with up-to-date information on all assigned exhibits, reserve tanks, and their associated life-support systems and specimens. Maintains weekly coverage notes for specific husbandry instructions.

  • Participates, taking a lead role, in the design and construction of new and renovated exhibits, maintenance, and appearance of existing exhibits and tanks, including life support materials and equipment.

  • Maintains cleanliness and artistic quality of the displays through cleaning glass and decor, scrubbing algae and removing debris to meet established NA standards.

  • Performs hydrocleaning, water changes, backwashing and other procedures necessary to care for pumps, filters, and maintain water quality standards, and determines appropriate schedules for maintenance and trouble-shooting guides.

  • Cleans back-up areas including scrubbing, mopping, vacuuming water and pest control.

  • Maintains current knowledge of all pumps, valves, filters, and chillers dealing with life support for the building.

  • Participates in system design and fabrication in keeping with animal behavior and biological needs.

Qualifications/Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Oceanography, or related major, or equivalent experience, is required.

  • Minimum of three years experience in aquarium or zoological field with emphasis on closed aquatic systems required.

  • Open water scuba certification required.

  • Previous supervisory experience preferred.

  • Ability to develop and maintain professional business relationships with co-workers, volunteer staff, interns, colleagues at other facilities and outside plant vendors.

  • Intermediate computer skills and the ability to accurately utilize all NAIB software programs.

  • Capacity to decide when to act independently and when to seek consultation of curatorial staff.

  • Possess an affinity for animals, education orientation and conservation ethics.

  • Must have keen observation skills and be highly detail-oriented and adept at problem solving.

  • Ability to mentor and train new interns, volunteers and staff.

  • Ability to supervise staff, volunteers and contractors assigned to horticultural duties and projects.

  • Ability to oversee section, as assigned, in the absence of Curators and Assistant Curators.

  • Competence in research components including publications and research

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Senior Aquarist

Quarantine Senior Aquarist (Full Time)

Location: Marine Science Building – Buffalo, NY

Job Purpose:

The Sr. Aquarist role is very curatorial in nature with direct management of staff and programs, as well as oversight of exhibits. We are seeking a motivated, team oriented individual who will be responsible for a variety of marine and freshwater aquarium life support systems and their associated animals. Other duties will include ordering animals, equipment and supplies, the collection of animals from local and remote collecting sites, transport of animals and the operation of animal transport trailers and equipment. Applicants must have a four year degree in Biology or related field. Obtaining a work visa for the selected individual will be the responsibility of Ripley's Aquarium of Canada if necessary.

Please remember that due to the nature of our business, we work when others play in a building that operates 365 days of the year! You will be expected to be regularly available to work any shift during, before or after these hours of operation.

RequirementsSpecial Skills and Requirements:

  • Degree in Biology, Marine Biology, Aquaculture or related field

  • Minimum of five years' experience as aquarist in a public aquarium with quarantine experience preferred.

  • Valid open water SCUBA certification

  • Valid CDL driver's license or the ability to obtain one.

  • Valid passport.

  • Experience and good working knowledge of water quality (chemistry).

  • Experience and good working knowledge of life support systems to include filters (sand and cartridge), pumps, ozone generators and fractionators.

  • Knowledge of the taxonomy of marine and freshwater fishes and invertebrates.

  • Experience with quarantine and holding protocols for aquatic animals.

  • Experience with necropsy procedures and techniques along with common disease recognition.

  • The ability to develop and present husbandry animal research findings to professional meetings and workshops.

  • Excellent observational, computer and written skills.

  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. and able to work in Aquarium back areas which requires climbing and crawling under LSS plumbing and tanks.

  • Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, holidays and travel for extended periods of time (one to four weeks) with little notice.

Please email cover letter and resume to Quarantine Manager: Kelly Sowers at

We would like to thank all candidates. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Aquarist Intern, Wet Lab And Edge Of The Sea Exhibit

Apply now for: Fall 2016
Time commitment: At Least TWO Full Days Per Week (8:00am - 6:00pm)

Interns in this department assist Aquarists with animal husbandry responsibilities for our New England touch-tank exhibit and related 800 gallon Seahorse, Hippocampus erectus exhibit and juvenile fish exhibit, as well as our fish and invertebrate holding room that includes the culturing of cnidarian jellies.

Duties/Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Taking and recording temperatures
  • Managing daily feeding routines
  • Removing and siphoning detritus from all exhibits and holding tanks
  • Cleaning acrylic exhibit windows
  • Interaction with visitors
  • Filter cleanings
  • Small culture water changes
  • Trash removal
  • Small craft projects
  • Collecting animals from the Aquarium docks and the possibility of local New England fish collecting
  • Attend two professional development lunches with the Volunteer Programs and Internships office


  • Must be able to tolerate moderate exposure to 55OF water
  • This position requires physical labor. Applicant must be able to lift and carry 40 lbs and must be comfortable using small ladders
  • Must be able to work independently as well as with a team
  • Must be able to take in and carry out multiple instructions in a timely manner
  • General knowledge of Biology and filtration systems is helpful
  • Experience working on small boats in cold weather conditions is helpful

Organizational Description:

The New England Aquarium's mission is to protect the blue planet through hands-on programs, live animal and interactive exhibits, public lectures and forums, and research and conservation projects.

This mission is fulfilled through exhibits and education, conservation, and research programs. Exhibits showcase the diversity, importance, and beauty of aquatic life and habitats and highlight critical aquatic conservation issues. Programs emphasize species, habitats and issues critical to New England. The Aquarium is also a pioneer in marine animal rescue and a leading ocean conservation organization with research scientists working around the globe.

The New England Aquarium serves as a responsive community resource that attracts and involves the broadest possible audience, seeks a culturally diverse staff and governing board that reflect our community, adheres to the highest standards of animal stewardship, and is committed to delivering the highest quality visitor experience in a welcoming and enjoyable manner that evokes wonder, curiosity, understanding, care, and action.

Department Description:

The Wet Lab and Edge of the Sea staff support the New England Aquarium's mission to protect the blue planet by creating and maintaining exhibits that encourage the public to care about the ocean and to become involved in conservation.

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Internship - Zookeeper Intern - Aquarist Summer 2017

Butterfly Pavilion Internship- Aquarist

Butterfly Pavilion is currently seeking a creative, highly motivated, and energetic individual to assist in marine animal care, animal handling and visitor education as part of a team of talented and experienced staff and volunteers. The primary goal of a Butterfly Pavilion Curatorial Internship is for students to gain knowledge and hands-on training in invertebrate animal husbandry.

Company Description:
Butterfly Pavilion combines science education with interactive fun to teach visitors about invertebrates and conservation. Invertebrates- animals without backbones, make up 97% of all animal species on the planet! Our zoo is designed to showcase the diversity of these small wonders, their habitats, and the big role they play in ensuring the health of our environment. Five immersive exhibits, including a tropical rainforest filled with 1600 free-flying butterflies, provide visitors of all ages with an unforgettable experience. We are the zoo of small wonders and BIG experiences!

Mission: Butterfly Pavilion's mission is to foster an appreciation of invertebrates while educating the public about the importance of conservation of threatened habitats in the tropics and around the world.


  • Provides public customer service, education, and animal contact/interaction in the exhibit areas of the Butterfly Pavilion
  • Responsible for the day-to-day care for all animals on exhibit and behind the scenes, maintaining daily record keeping
  • Clean and maintain all exhibit and behind the scene areas
  • Provide support to Curatorial zookeepers
  • Develop and execute an independent project to emphasize particular interest and expand the knowledge base of the Curatorial Department.
  • Maintenance of exhibit quality standards through regular cleaning of exhibits and quarantine systems,
  • Providing for the needs of all animals through food preparation and feeding, extensive record keeping, maintenance of water quality parameters, assistance in medical treatments and also special projects.
  • Animal health and visitor experience are the two driving priorities in accomplishing the goals of this position.


  • Experience in aquarium keeping and courses in animal biology and/or ichthyology are helpful
  • Pursuing or hold a degree in biology, environmental sciences, education or related fields
  • Interest in invertebrate animal husbandry and care, visitor and environmental education
  • Basic computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets)
  • Willingness to handle animals (all training provided onsite)
  • Criminal background check
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age
  • Individuals of all ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply

Reports to: Curatorial Team

Deadlines for each term: Spring Application Deadline- Nov. 1

Summer Application Deadline April 1

Fall Application Deadline July 1st

Duration of Internship: Interns must complete 300 hours, typically aligned with school trimesters

Hours per week: 2-3 days per week/16-24 hours per week

Application Deadlines Each Year:

Spring Term - Applications Due by November 1st

Summer Term Applications Due by April 1st

Fall Term Applications Due by July 1st

Start Dates: Spring January

Summer May

Fall- August

Stipend: Unpaid; school credit can be earned for this internship in most cases

Interested applicants should email a resume and a cover letter to: Julia McCleary, Volunteer Program Manager at

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Pet Groomer

Our Company Group offers strategic advice to help you with the complex problems related to your global services. Through our practical consulting, original research and industry resources, we help you get the maximum value from your back- and middle-office services.

Our advisors ? equipped with our function-specific research ? possess the comprehensive knowledge in wide range of areas including IT Infrastructure, IT applications, Finance and Accounting, Human Resources, Procurement and Contact Center Services. They will complement your internal team?s focused experience and expertise with a broad view informed by our work with multiple projects in your functional area.

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.

Hiring Qualifications
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.
Communication skills

  • 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.
    Organizational ability

  • 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.
    Intellectual ability

  • Accurately and consistently follows instructions delivered in an oral, written or diagram format. Can provide directions.
    Mathematical ability

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, and to compute rate, ratio and percent; ability to convert units of measurement.
    Computer skills

  • 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.

Our team will provide you a new level of insight to successfully address the rising pressure to delivery ROI quickly within the already challenging service delivery environment ?whether that means optimization of your existing internal services, creation or transformation of your shared service center or global in-house center (GIC), outsourcing your services, or incorporating a blended or hybrid solution.

Let us help you take the first step on your pathway to long-term returns.

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Groomer - Home Town Pet

Job Purpose This position is responsible for providing bathing and professional grooming services for dogs and cats. Also provides legendary customer service through the use of integrity, compassion, pet and product knowledge, positive attitude, and high energy.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities + Responsible for all aspects of pet grooming including grooming (hand scissor and clipper), bathing and conditioning, brushing, clipping/dremel nails, ear cleaning, anal gland expression and teeth brushing.

  • Assists in generating business by calling existing and new customers, scheduling appointments, follow-up phone calls and reminders to customers, and verifying vaccinations.

  • Ensures the safety and well-being of animals.

  • Inspects animals for external signs of parasites, disease or injury and reports findings to pet owners.

  • Sanitizes and maintains upkeep of all grooming tools and equipment (i.e. clippers, combs, brushes, etc.) to eliminate injury and spread of disease to other pet clients.

  • Maintains safe and sanitary work area to reduce risk to human and animal visitors.

  • Maintains records of all pet clients to include services provided and vaccination records.

  • Assists with training bathers.

  • May also perform the following duties: + Greet all customers as they enter the store.

  • Practice 4 Keys of Successful Selling: + Welcome the Customer + Make the Sale + Suggest the Sell + Close the Sale + Provide excellent customer service at the time of checkout with a sincere "Thank You".

  • Operate cash register/computer + Provide cash control within the parameters established by the Company + Recovery of merchandise in assigned areas + Mandatory freight processing as assigned by Store Manager, Assistant Manager or Team Leader + Plan-o-grams (merchandising, set, and resets) + Assembling merchandise + Janitorial + Price changes/markdowns + Load outs + Other responsibilities as assigned by the Store Manager, Assistant Manager or Team Leader

  • May perform other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

  • Must have a minimum of one year professional experience grooming/styling pets and/or successful completion of designated pet grooming program.

  • Personal skills evaluation by an experienced HTP Groomer or Salon Manager.

  • Must have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

  • Must be comfortable working with dogs and cats.

  • Ability to demonstrate patience and compassion for animals.

  • Retail experience preferred.

Essential Functions The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a Groomer to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, Groomer is regularly required to: + Perform and execute principle responsibilities

  • Operate and use all grooming tools and equipment including bathing tubs, brushes, steel combs, barber shears, scissors, clippers, driers, and bathing products such as perfumed shampoo and soaps + Process information / merchandise through computer system and POS Register system + Communicate effectively with team members and customers + Read, write and count to accurately complete all documentation

  • Freely access all areas of the store including selling floor, grooming area, stock area and register area

  • Operate and use all equipment necessary to run a store such as a dolly, hand truck (if applicable), computer and cash register + Crouch/squat, bend, stoop and climb ladders + Lift and carry pets generally weighing 0 -- 30 pounds + Lift and carry merchandise generally weighing 0 -- 50 pounds throughout the store + Push or pull merchandise up to 100 pounds with assistance + Work varied hours, days, nights and weekends as business needs dictate + Stand and walk for long periods of time often up to four hours straight without a break + Safely work around pets and pet waste

Working Conditions + Working environment is generally favorable. Lighting and temperature are adequate. Exposure to inside and outside conditions and moderate noise. Exposure to sharp grooming instruments (i.e. scissors and clippers), perfumed shampoos and soaps, pets and pet waste.

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Bather & Groomer

Bark Boutique is looking to hire a groomer. If there is anyone that is caring, professional and has at least 1 year of experience grooming professionally, please come in for an application.

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