Aquarist in Key West, FL at Historic Tours of America, Inc

Date Posted: 9/26/2023

Job Snapshot

Job Description


This is a GREAT opportunity to SHINE the spotlight on your passion for  skills!!!

Come join the ranks of the FUN-employed at Historic Tours of America! 

Job Summary

The Aquarist’s responsibilities and abilities include but are not limited to:

  • Daily cleaning of inside the aquarium tanks.
  • Observation of animals. Report any injuries to the animals or health issues of animals to Senior Aquarist.
  • Prepare food and feed animals according to diet and schedule set by Senior Aquarist.
  • Fill out and maintain appropriate records.
  • Give tours as needed.
  • Assist Senior Aquarist as needed.

Employee Benefits

  • Competitive pay and paid training: $20per hour
  • All FT Employees are eligible for 2 weeks of paid vacation time as well as company sponsored health and wellness plans
  • All FT, PT and Seasonal employees are eligible for:
    • Paid sick time
    • 401K plan with company matching*
    • Flexible schedules, including a combination of weekdays and weekends are available
    • Fun, upbeat work environment with various award and recognition celebrations throughout the year
    • Teladoc - 24 hr. access to doctor by phone or computer for employee and their dependents.   Employer pays 100%
    • Discounts in retail stores and free admission to all company attractions

Operating tours, attractions and retail in Boston, Key West, Nashville, San Diego, St. Augustine, Savannah and Washington, DC since 1980! 

Start your new Career With Us Today!

*Eligibility requirements may apply


Job Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of theory and practice in maintaining an aquatic ecosystems.
  • Demonstrate computer skills necessary to do the job.
  • Ability to meet and deal with the public and other Company Employees in an effective and courteous manner.
  • Ability to learn and work with Company policies and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of and ability to use various types of Aquarium products


  • Have completed higher level biology college courses or courses in related field or completion of advanced, college-level, related coursework and equivalent experience is required.
  • At least a year experience in an aquarium or zoological field with an emphasis on closed aquatic systems.
  • Previous experience in a public aquarium is desirable.


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