How to become an Aquarium Assistant

Aquarium Assistants care for and sell aquatic animals. They also provide advice to customers on animal selection and care.

Personal requirements for an Aquarium Assistant

  • Enjoy practical and manual activities
  • Good communication skills and enjoy working with people
  • Mature and responsible
  • Able to cope with the physical demands of the job, undertaking manual and sometimes heavy work
  • Observant and methodical.

Duties & Tasks of an Aquarium Assistant

Aquarium Assistants may perform the following tasks:

  • Feed aquatic animals,
  • Maintain aquatic environments
  • Perform retail functions

Working conditions for an Aquarium Assistant

Working conditions vary depending on the place of work. Many attendants have to work on weekends and public holidays.

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