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Aquarium Coral Specialist

Company: House of Fins
Location: Greenwich
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

We are currently looking to hire a Coral Specialist for our Retail Store. General aquarium maintenance and retail responsibilities will be required for this position with an extra focus on Corals.
When applying, please include a Cover Letter discussing your experience with reef keeping, coral knowledge, and overall experience with the aquarium hobby.
Daily responsibilities include duties such as:

  • Cleaning and maintaining of saltwater, freshwater and saltwater reef aquariums
  • Monitoring the health of corals, and medicating as necessary
  • Maintaining the coral system, which includes cleaning the sumps, reactors, QT tanks and skimmers.
  • Monitoring display tanks for pests and algae and maintaining appropriate sand beds
  • Water testing and dosing to maintain proper water parameters
  • Preparing food portions and feeding fish, invertebrates and coral
  • Proactively improve coral systems
  • Ordering corals for the retail store from wholesalers
  • Identifying corals as shipments come into the shop and placing as appropriate in display tanks
  • Assisting customers with their aquariums in a high-end retail environment
    Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Marine Biology or other Environmental Science and/or SEVERAL years experience maintaining personal aquariums
    • Experience with keeping salt water coral systems
    • Applicant must possess a thorough knowledge of disease recognition, daily aquarium husbandry, food preparation, nutrition, and water quality
    • The ability to identify coral species and advise on care and compatibility
    • The ability to lift and move up to 50 pounds is necessary This is a full time position which will include weekends.
      Company Background:Our Company has been the choice for aquarists since 1957 and is regarded as the premier provider of aquarium design, installations, maintenance and products throughout New York and New England. Our Retail Store is a landmark for aquarium hobbyists and enthusiasts because of our complete range of freshwater and saltwater marine life, with an emphasis on the exotic. Our Service Division develops, installs and maintains some of the most sophisticated and elegant corporate and residential aquariums in the area. Additionally, our Custom Installation Division works with clients to design custom aquariums to fit their exact needs.
      The Company offers an outstanding compensation and benefits package (health insurance, paid vacation and 401K with a 25% match). We are and Equal Opportunity Employer. Please send resume and DETAILED account of your coral experience and aquarium keeping knowledge.
      Job Type: Full-time
      Benefits:
      • 401(k)
      • 401(k) matching
      • Employee discount
      • Health insurance
      • Paid time off Schedule:
      • Overtime
      • Supplemental Pay
      • Commission pay

Keywords: House of Fins, Greenwich , Aquarium Coral Specialist, Other , Greenwich, Connecticut

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