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Lead Aquarist

Posted: April 25, 2024 Expired: May 23, 2024
SEA LIFE Charlotte
2 Year

SEA LIFE Charlotte

Lead Aquarist

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Ensure the highest possible standards of animal husbandry, exhibit presentation, technical operation and Safety in all operational areas of SEA LIFE Aquarium.
  • To monitor all public display areas to achieve the objective of delivering a World Class guest experience.
  • Leading junior staff by example and setting the standard for animal care and professionalism.
  • Work closely with the Curator offering support and assistance with running the department and staff

Qualifications & Experience

  • B.A. or B.S. or 2-year technical degree, preferably in the Life Science is strongly desired, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a public aquarium or zoo as an aquarist/zookeeper.
  • Proven ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and multitask as necessary to meet a deadline.
  • Great organization skills, detail oriented and self-starter.
  • Ability to work with people from all levels of discipline.
  • Excellent solving problems and analytical skills to develop appropriate solutions.
  • Open to new learnings and quickly adapts to change.
  • Must have or be able to obtain a driver’s license.
  • First Aid and CPR certifications.
  • SCUBA Divemaster Certification or higher.


  • 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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Lead Aquarist in Concord, NC, North Carolina | Careers at SEA LIFE Charlotte (

SEA LIFE Charlotte
Concord, NC

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