Description of Work:
The Curator of Fish and Invertebrates position will be primarily responsible for care and maintenance of aquatic living collection exhibits, staff development and training. Collecting and recording data on husbandry, life support system parameters, and collection activities. Monitor the health (animal observation and disease identification and treatment) of living collections, maintain open and transparent communication with Veterinary Services on all issues related to the health and medical management of the collection, and provides or assists with veterinary care. Use analytical skills necessary to trouble shoot mechanical issues and animal behavioral issues. Will recommend and implement approved changes in exhibit design, life support systems (LSS), quarantine, husbandry routines and protocols, and numbers, species, and diversity of live specimens maintained in the collection. The Curator of Fish and Invertebrates will be responsible for scheduling staff, interns, and volunteers to insure proper coverage of aquatic exhibits and will assist with maintaining appropriate species within the collection.