Key Duties and Responsibilities
Make daily observations of animals and report any abnormalities or change of normal animal behavior to necessary Management personnel
Maintain a safe and sanitary working area and animal living conditions.
Follow SOP guidelines and instruction for proper preparation of animal food diets. This includes extensive attention to detail for cleaning of food prep areas and food storage areas.
Maintain all exhibit equipment and area responsibilities on a daily basis.
Acquire basic knowledge in animal husbandry and training techniques through supervised structured participation, listening, observation, and reading materials provided
Under close supervision, administer animal vitamins properly.
Maintain animal records, animal observations, and departmental notebooks.
Develop exceptional customer service skills for performing supportive roles in education and dolphin interaction programs.
Develop the ability to care for and train animals.
Displays the ability to report for duty at the scheduled time and in proper uniform. Must be available for any shift necessary to care for and observe the animals.
Maintains a sound knowledge of the Company’s facilities and related services.
Develop a professional approach to the career and function as a team member showing consideration, tolerance, cooperation, reliability, and the ability to accept constructive criticism.
Performs all duties related to animal and guest needs as requested by management and as the department requires regardless of time, day, or location.
Maintain the department standard of excellent physical condition as needed to perform all aspects of the job safely. Must be able to pass a physical swim test on an annual basis.
Responsible for understanding and applying all information contained in department manuals and communication notebooks.
Participates in daily water quality sampling.