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Merlin Entertainments




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SEA LIFE San Antonio, 849 E Commence Street, Space 691
San Antonio, Texas, 78205
United States

SEA LIFE San Antonio is on the lookout for an Aquarist where the to-do lists start with shark feedings!

SEA LIFE is the world’s largest aquarium brand, welcoming over 20 million explorers into our incredible underwater world every year. We focus on bringing the wonders of the sea to life through a fantastic visitor experience delivered by passionate, knowledgeable teams and great interactivity. 

  About the Role

The Aquarist position at SEA LIFE San Antonio is part of the Displays team.  The position will be full time hourly with benefits.  This team member will perform the routine husbandry and maintenance required of SEA LIFE’s marine, freshwater, and reptile displays, reporting to the Displays Curator.  

  • Provide daily care of animal exhibits including diet preparation, feeding, general care and maintenance of aquatic displays in accordance with established protocols.
  • Assist the displays team with the management and oversight of all husbandry and life support of aquarium systems while ensuring a consistently high standard of animal care and displays presentation throughout all public and behind scenes.
  • Maintain and prepare accurate daily records for aquarium systems and exhibit specimens.  Interacts with guests, management, veterinarians, and other individuals as required.
  • Assist the Senior Displays staff with the husbandry and life support of aquarium systems while ensuring a consistently high standard of animal care.
  • Weekly SCUBA diving for exhibit maintenance and target feeding.
  • Assist with specimen transports, water quality testing, quarantine, diagnosis and treatment of fish disease.
  • Assist in the continual development of the displays areas in line with the long term goals of the company.

About You

  • A clear history of working with a variety of marine and freshwater species of fish and invertebrates in a professional setting.   
  • Previous experience with the maintenance and operation of life support systems including sand filters, UV sterilizers and protein skimmers is beneficial.
  • Able to identify common fish diseases and experience of treatments
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Biological sciences is beneficial although not required. A clear passion for all things aquatic is the most important credential

Essential 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.
  • In order to apply for this role you must be at least 16 years of age. 

Benefits of Merlin Entertainments
-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

Everyone Matters at Merlin.  
At Merlin we welcome the world to our magical attractions and resorts every day and we want to reflect that same multicultural mix inside our business too. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse workplace where people can be themselves, have the same opportunities and thrive together. Because at Merlin, everyone matters! Together, we work to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, no matter their age, race, gender, disability or sexual orientation. Although we understand that we'll always be learning and growing, we aim to be the most inclusive and flexible employer in our industry. 

We want to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to perform their best at interview, so if you have any additional requirements due to ill health or a disability, please contact our friendly team to have a discussion. You can get in contact at




San Antonio, TX, United States

Full-time, Indefinite

Start Date:As soon as possible

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