Aquarist Resume Sample

Updated on: May 15, 2018

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Aquarist Resume Example



Hannah Robinson
87 Cool Road, Hartford, CT 46802
(000) 999-9999


Resourceful, competent, organized, and diligent individual, with over 6 years of experience of working as an aquarist. Highly skilled in working for dedicated aquariums, aimed at looking after the needs of different marine species. Ability to attending to fish and other aquatic life, in aquariums and exhibits.

• Successfully created an aquatic exhibit for the visitors to look at, which emulated the guppies’ natural habitat.
• Implemented a tank maintenance system, which proved to be 65% more efficient than the one already being followed.
• Prevented a disease breakout, by recognizing early signs of it in one fish, and isolating it in time.
• Proved to be instrumental in a project that focused on saving an almost extinct species of fish.


Habitats Creation Disease Prevention Husbandry Care
Exhibits Management Cleaning and Maintenance Visitor Interaction
Fish Behavior Analysis Inventory Management Feeding
Population Improvement Tanks Maintenance Water Changing


Shedd Aquarium, Hartford, CT | 2014-Present
• Perform routine tank care, by ensuring that all aquariums are up and running at all times.
• Prepare marine life diets, by thawing food items, and preparing them as per provided instructions.
• Check the health and appearance of assigned fishes, and report any irregularities to the manager.
• Monitor pumps and filters, to ensure that they are in a consistently good working order.
• Perform water quality tests, and interpret them appropriately so that adjustments can be made.
• Utilize appropriate aquarium maintenance techniques such as taxonomy, and filtration procedures.
• Handle minor repair and maintenance work on aquariums and their filtration systems.
• Perform general husbandry functions by following predetermined methods and procedures.

Aquarist Aide
Planet Aquarium, Hartford, CT | 2008-2014
• Assisted in creating and installing marine life exhibits, by following set instructions.
• Cleaned and maintained fish tanks and exhibits on a regular basis.
• Monitored fish for signs of diseases, and ensured that affected fish are isolated for treatments purposes.
• Ascertained that all oxygen provision systems and filtration systems were in good working order.
• Fed, and administered medication or vitamins to marine life, in order to maintain its health.

Hartford College, Hartford, CT
Bachelor of Science in Biology