Apprentice Marine Mammal Trainer 

With the new 1.1 million gallon expansion, Dolphin Oasis, Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park is looking to expand its team with motivated candidates to be hired on as a Marine Mammal Apprentice Trainer. This entry-level training position works directly with Bottlenose Dolphins, California Sea Lions, Harbor Seals, African Penguins, ASCO's and tropical Birds. Gulfarium is looking for candidates that are comfortable in a fast-paced environment in a large team. Gulfarium provides engaging animal presentations and fun animal encounters for guests to enjoy. 
 
Essential Responsibilities
• Accurate and complete record keeping procedures
• Food preparation procedures
• Daily maintenance and development of exhibits
• Complete area related husbandry (cleaning) procedures
• Collection of approved medical samples
• Assist with veterinary procedures
• Administer vitamins and prescribed medications assigned by management
• Develop skills necessary for all animal and guest program interactions
• Develop skills necessary public narrations and shows
• Effective communication between all staff, interns, and volunteers
• Demonstrate ability to maintain and troubleshoot animal behavior regularly
• Develop animal training skills through approved opportunities assigned by management
• The ability to demonstrate basic operant conditioning skills 
• Other duties as assigned
 
 
Requested Requirements
• Ability to lift 50 pounds
• Ability to work varied shifts/weekends/holidays
• Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience
• Minimum 3 months experience working with marine mammals
• Open Water SCUBA certification
• Excellent teamwork skills
• Excellent public speaking skills
• Good swimming ability
 

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Applications can be mailed to:

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
Attention: Marine Mammal Supervisor
1010 Miracle Strip Parkway SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

Documents can be scanned and emailed to:

info@gulfarium.com

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