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Aquarium Biologist

Deadline:
Employer:
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
Job Field:
Fisheries
Job Type:
Full Time
Location:
Mississippi
Location Detail:
Jackson
Job Description:

Responsible for coordinating all aspects of a 20 exhibit, 100,000 gallon aquarium program including:

  • Specimen acquisition and husbandry (feeding, health care, etc.).
  • Operation of mechanical & environmental systems (pumps, water quality, etc.).
  • Development and maintenance of display themes, presentation and aesthetics.
  • Prepares, edits and produces interpretive signage, brochures, press releases, articles, etc.
  • Participates in verbal and interactive educational activities
Qualifications:

SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE OR SKILLS REQUIRED:  

1) Knowledge of collection, transport and care of aquatic animals; 2) Ability to effectively assess and solve problems. Other desirable qualities: 1) Zoo, aquarium or aquaculture experience; 2) Experience with fishing/collecting gear; 3) Educational/exhibit experience; 4) Boating skills; 5) Basic plumbing and mechanical skills.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university wildlife/fisheries ecology/biology or in wildlife/fisheries conservation/management or a field of study defined by the MS Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks OR 4 years’ experience directly related to the above-described duties.

Miscellaneous:

WORK SCHEDULE:

Daily hours will vary according to schedule and activities, though generally will be 8 - 5.  Work will require frequent weekend work, and occasional evening work and overnight travel.

Salary:
Contractual pay dependent upon qualifications
Benefits:

None

How to Apply:

Please send via email a current resume to james.hill@mmns.state.ms.us

For additional information about the Museum, please refer to our website (http://www.mdwfp.com/museum/).

The MDWFP is an equal opportunity employer and provider of programs and services. If anyone believes they have been subjected to discrimination on the basis of political affiliation, race, color, national origin, marital status, sex, religion, creed,  age, or disability, they may file a complaint alleging discrimination with either the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, 1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS 39211-6374  or the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity  Commission, 1801 L. Street, N.W. Washington, D.C.  20507