Job Openings

Jobs Interested job seekers must submit a completed City of Jenks application, resumé and references. 

CURRENT OPENINGS:

Aquarist Technician – Part Time

Position Type: Part Time/ 24 hours per week (Three 8-hour days)
Pay Scale for Part Time: $7.63/hour 

Job Description: 
Under leadership of the Biology Supervisor, this person will be responsible for the overall health, appearance, maintenance, and cleanliness of the exhibits and animal collection. 
Interest and coursework in the Biological or Natural Sciences is preferred. 

Job Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent. Some college level biology, chemistry, or natural science preferred.
  • Knowledge of the disposition, habitats, dietary requirements, cleaning and health needs for a diverse aquatic animal collection. 
  • The ability to handle live animals. 
  • The ability to learn about water filtration systems and the nitrification process
  • High degree of concentration and attention to detail 
  • Ability to work safely with hazardous chemicals and follow safely protocols.
  • Good record keeping skills
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing 
  • The ability to lift 50lbs and work on ones feet for long periods of time in adverse conditions (climb ladders, cramped spaces, cold water, wet environment)
  • Current SCUBA certification or the ability to acquire certification within six months of hire.  
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office software 
  • Schedule may include weekends and holidays with 24 hour availability seven days a week for emergencies 
  • Other job duties as assigned. 

Job Duties

  • Maintain animal health by completing daily system check-ups, feedings, exhibit cleanings, and filtration cleanings.
  • Complete water changes or make chemical adjustments to maintain water quality as directed by supervisor. 
  • Help with quarantine and treatment procedures as directed by supervisors.
  • Communicate with supervisor to maintain stocking of food, and supplies.
  • Communicate with department members and supervisors the needs and issues relating to animals and systems and work with them to resolve any problems.
  • Report any mechanical or animal problem to supervisor in a timely fashion
  • Keep work area clean and organized
  • Fill out appropriate logs for animal health, movements, acquisitions/dispositions, mortalities and water usage.
  • Interact with the public during educational shows and through general questions.

If you are interested in this position with the Oklahoma Aquarium please send resume’ and application to Janis Davis at jdavis@okaquarium.org. You may also come to the Oklahoma Aquarium Administration Office to pick up an application between the hours of 8am and 5pm. 

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Water Quality Technician – Part Time

Position Type: Part Time/ 24 hours per week (Three 8-hour days)
Pay Scale for Part Time: $7.63/hour 

Job Description

Under leadership of the water quality lead, this person will be responsible for all aspects of water chemistry including testing, make-up, treatment, and laboratory equipment and chemicals. 
Interest and college level coursework in the Biological, Chemical or Natural Sciences is preferred. 
 
Job Qualifications 
  • High school diploma or equivalent. Some college level chemistry or biology preferred.
  • The ability to learn about water filtration systems and the nitrification process
  • High degree of concentration and attention to detail 
  • Ability to work safely with hazardous chemicals and follow safely protocols.
  • Good record keeping skills
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing 
  • The ability to lift 50 lbs and work on ones feet for long periods of time in adverse conditions (cramped spaces, cold water, wet environment) 
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office software 
  • Schedule may include weekends and holidays with 24 hour availability seven days a week for emergencies 

Job Duties

  • Collect water samples throughout the aquarium and run predetermined analysis on them on a daily schedule.
  • Communicate with biology team and supervisors the needs and issues relating to water quality of all systems at the aquarium and work with them to resolve any problems.
  • Analysis performed includes but are not limited to: Ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, pH, salinity, alkalinity, copper, dissolved oxygen, chlorine, phosphates, micro-nutrients, etc.
  • Equipment used: Hach spectrophotometer and hand-held unit, ph and salinity probes, standard test kits and titrations

If you are interested in this position with the Oklahoma Aquarium please send resume’ and application to Janis Davis at jdavis@okaquarium.org. You may also come to the Oklahoma Aquarium Administration Office to pick up an application between the hours of 8am – 5pm. 

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