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SEA LIFE Minnesota
2 Year

You can negotiate your salary with the employer based on the company's approach to employee performance management and feedback. April 23, 2024 marked the release of the job opening for Aquarist, which will end on May 21, 2024. Work experience in the same field for at least 24 months is a necessary requirement for this job. While this position is based in Bloomington, the company is open to the possibility of hiring remote workers who meet the qualifications. To be considered for the job, submit your application before the expiration date as SEA LIFE Minnesota, the recruiter for this vacancy, does not make exceptions for late submissions. The work location for this position is Bloomington , MN , Bloomington , MN.

SEA LIFE Minnesota


Roles & Responsibilities

  • Adopts a passionate approach to guest service by maximizing guest engagement with creatures.
  • Delivers world-class aquatic and terrestrial displays by actively listening, communicating, and engaging with team members, managers, and guests.
  • Follow the site’s animal care protocols and programs such as understanding the dietary and nutritional needs of animals, proper preparation, and storage of food.
  • Ability to handle and transport animals safely under guidance.
  • Basic understanding of animal welfare principles, animal behaviour, and husbandry development.
  • Ability to understand and perform the basics of animal training and enrichment.
  • Ability to learn how to utilize all tools and perform basic water chemistry analysis and spot basic trends in readings. (pH, Temperature, DO, NH3, NO2, NO3, Salinity, Alkalinity, Phosphates, TRO's, and any other parameters as required by site)
  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures as needed.
  • Ability to understand the principles biocontainment and to eliminate contamination using industry standards.
  • Ability to perform daily observations, monitoring for health issues and common types of parasites.
  • Under guidance, understand the proper drug administration, storage, disposal, and show the ability to carry out prescribed treatments.
  • Ability to perform a necropsy, identifying organs, any abnormalities, takes samples and record findings.
  • Ability to understand and perform operational procedures of basic filtration and life support systems.
  • Ability to maintain proper records and maintenance schedules.
  • Ability to follow the policies and procedure to maintain health, safety and security matters pertaining to team, guests, and animals, adhere to reporting procedures.
  • Improve health and safety culture, reporting standards and resolution of safety issues/concerns.
  • Must pass a dive physical.
  • Deliver diving operations on site safely by working in adherence to the Global SEA LIFE Dive Policy.

Qualifications & Experience

  • B.A./B.S. degree in Life Sciences (Biology, Marine Biology, Zoology, and Psychology) or a two year certification from an accredited aquarium science/zoological program is preferred.
  • 1-2 years’ experience preferred.
  • Must be Open Water Certified with the ability to gain Rescue Certification.


  • Excellent health care options (medical, dental, and vision that encourage preventative care).
  • Outstanding Paid Time Off (PTO) that allows for adventure, rest, relaxation, or recuperation.
  • Merlin Magic Pass for friends and family to enjoy the parks & attractions
  • Recognition Programs and Rewards
  • 401(k) program with company match
  • Tuition reimbursement programs
  • Numerous learning and advancement opportunities 



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Aquarist in Bloomington, MN, Minnesota | Careers at SEA LIFE Minnesota (

SEA LIFE Minnesota
Bloomington, MN

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