Maymont Conference Room overlooking the Arboretum

Employment Opportunities

Work at Maymont.


Cares for fish and other taxa in the Nature Center; this includes (but not limited to) making diets, feeding, cleaning, observation, enrichment and animal training, maintains health and appearance of animals, maintains support areas including water testing lab and life support systems, teaches public programs on aquarium operations and fish biology, maintains daily records including (but not limited to) inventory, animal health and water quality data and may work in animal care outside the Nature Center building as needed.

Minimum requirement: Associate’s degree in Zoo Animal Technology or equivalent accepted education and one year of professional experience in a public aquarium, zoo or related facility using closed life support systems. Bachelor’s degree in related natural science field is preferred. Knowledge of aquatic animal husbandry to include disease and parasite control, animal nutrition, animal breeding, animal behavior and animal training. Understanding of biology, ecology, physics, and chemistry principles. Ability to work effectively with co-workers and Maymont guests. Ability to follow detailed written or oral instructions. Ability to perform the manual work required including lifting / carrying at least 50 pounds, climbing, crawling and jumping. Must be willing to work weekend and holidays if required.

Full time with benefits.

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part time animal keeper

Hours available will vary, but no more than 20 hours per week will be offered. Typical shifts are either 4 or 8 hours per day. Applicant must be available to work weekends and holidays. Work will primarily be centered at the Children’s Farm but other duties within the animal care department may be requested. Animal husbandry, guest interaction and maintenance projects are a few of the tasks required to fill the position. 

Applicant must be able to lift 50 pounds. Experience working with animals is preferred.

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