Zoological Specialist, Associate (Associate Trainer)

SeaWorld Orlando

At SeaWorld, we’re passionate about caring for animals. In fact, we’ve already rescued over 37,000 animals (and counting!). And we can save you from being stuck in just another job. Join us and help bring joy, excitement, and lasting memories to people from around the world. We’re seeking enthusiastic, dedicated and hard-working individuals in a wide variety of roles. Join us and play an important part on our incredible team!

What you get to do:
As an Associate Trainer you will support training sessions and provide important support for a wide variety of zoological animal areas and programs. You will perform daily husbandry tasks, including administering vitamins and medications as directed, preparing food, and maintaining a safe and sanitary working area for all animal habitats.
  • Responsible for food preparation and storage
  • Provide and maintain a work environment that follows the established guidelines and safety procedures set by the department and park
  • Consistently display consideration, tolerance, cooperation, open communication, and reliability
  • Observe animals and report any abnormalities to supervisor and team
  • Maintain all animal records and equipment
  • Consistently display consideration, tolerance, cooperation, open communication, and reliability
  • Perform supportive speaking roles in education and general public presentations.
  • Proactively engage with guests and respond to guest inquiries
  • Work with animals using behavioral modification techniques as instructed
  • Ability to become proficient in the application of behavioral modification techniques used at SeaWorld.

As a 365 day/year operation, candidates are expected to provide flexible availability to support year-round operating needs. This may include, but is not limited to, working opening, mid-day and closing shifts during peak and non-peak seasons, as well as weekends and holidays.

What it takes to succeed:
  • Able to demonstrate strong verbal communication skills and enthusiastically share a passion for animals and conservation with our guests.
  • Must be comfortable speaking to large groups of people on stage during presentations
  • Proficient in talking on a microphone to large crowds of guests
  • SCUBA certified and have the ability to pass a dive physical
  • Able to complete provided CPR training/certification
  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Biology, or a related field preferred
  • Previous Marine Mammal Training and or Bird of Prey experience preferred
  • At least 18 years old
  • A valid state driver’s license and be able to obtain a company driver’s license
  • Ability to lift, push, pull and/or carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Position engages in extensive walking and standing throughout entire work shift and climb/ascend heights, if needed
  • Perform the following physical activities: kneeling, squatting, bend floor-to waist/waist-to-overhead, reach overhead, simple grasp and fine hand manipulation tasks (use of tools/keyboard/writing)
  • Ability to work indoors and outdoors, in varying weather, to include extreme heat. Position may be exposed to fumes, dust, odors and cold/heat temperature extremes
  • Perform cleaning duties, including use of cleaning chemicals
  • Work a flexible schedule/hours based on business need, to include opening, mid-, and closing shifts; nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Must be flexible in work locations as placement will depend on business needs and career development opportunities

The perks of the position:
As part of the SeaWorld family, you’ll enjoy a fun, fast-paced environment and great teammates, as well as:
  • FREE park admission
  • Discounted park admission tickets and passes for family and friends
  • Park discounts on food, merchandise, etc.

Join the team!
If you’re looking for the opportunity to make the most of your abilities in a one-of-a-kind setting with an entertainment industry leader, we’re looking for you!

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SeaWorld Orlando

Orlando, FL


Part Time