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Job ID 10094284 Location Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Business Walt Disney World Resort Date posted Jul. 10, 2024
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"I didn't think it was possible that something I did for fun - telling sports stories through stats - could become my job until I came here."

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Job Summary:

About the Role & Team

As an Aquarist on The Seas team, you are a professional aquatic animal keeper who provides care to the aquatic animals living at The Seas in EPCOT. You will have achieved technical proficiency in caring for aquatic animals, understanding of welfare practices, behavioral management, and water quality as it relates to animal health.

This is a Full-Time position reporting to the Zoological Managers on the team.

What You Will Do

  • Perform water chemistries, record the information and advise team of atypical results
  • Administer treatments prescribed by a veterinarian, and assist in logistics of set up and clean-up post exam
  • Daily administration of animal diets. Maintain the area, exhibits and facilities in keeping with AZA standards and follow the AZA code of ethics, and animal standards
  • Complete end of day checks on animals and Life Support Systems for issues or malfunctions.
  • Perform informal and formal presentations to Walt Disney World Resort guests
  • Remain current on the health and welfare status, consumption trends, behavioral husbandry plans and any prescribed medical treatments for animals in the area
  • Maintain accurate, detailed records to facilitate data-based decisions to ensure quality animal management and welfare
  • Devise and complete behavioral husbandry plan to be integrated into daily animal care activities.

Required Qualifications & Skills

  • Minimum of one year working in the animal care department of a public aquarium
  • Have or be able to acquire a valid Florida Driver’s License
  • SCUBA Certification, and comfortability with daily SCUBA diving
  • Ability to become SCUBA Rescue, CPR and First Aid Certified
  • Comfortability with heavy lifting up to 50lbs
  • Prior experience working with chemicals and familiar with accurate and safe handling practices
  • Proficiency in basic computer functions vital to operate in a Windows environment and other technologies
  • Schedule availability to include weekends, variable shifts, and holidays

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in aquatic husbandry at an AZA-accredited facility


  • High School Degree or equivalent experience

Preferred Education

  • Bachelor's degree n Marine Biology, Aquaculture, Zoology, or related field

Additional Information

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About Walt Disney World Resort:

Since opening in 1971, Walt Disney World Resort has played an important role in many childhood and family memories. Today, hundreds of millions of guests from around the globe visit this magical place to enjoy a Disney vacation. Through a combination of creativity, innovation and technology, the resort immerses guests in classic Disney tales and new kinds of family entertainment. Drawing from a rich heritage of storytelling, Walt Disney World Resort cast members bring Disney magic to life through unmatched attention to detail and superior guest service.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise that includes three core business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, and Disney Experiences. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., which is part of a business we call Walt Disney World Resort.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney champions a business environment where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a constantly evolving world.


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Explore this Location Lake Buena Vista, FL

Lake Buena Vista is home to the Disney Springs retail, dining and entertainment complex, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course and several resort hotels are located with the City limits.


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