Aquarist IV - Curator Supervisor

Jan 24 2024
Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach |Honolulu|Full Time, $27.06 / hour
Category: Ocean & Marine
Job Description

The Aquarist 4 with Supervisor rating has the same standards as Aquarist 4: The Aquarist 4 rated associate is responsible for working closely with the department manager to insure that Curator department protocol and standards are maintained at all times, to ensure that all Aquarists maintain up-to-date CPR/First-Aid rating and refresher training as required, scheduling recurrent Rescue training techniques. This associate will be specifically in charge of insuring the maintenance of all SCUBA related equipment, scheduling annual overhauls of all SCUBA regulators used by department, and seeing that all SCUBA cylinders are scheduled for Visual Inspections and hydrostatic inspections on a schedule such that there is no shortage of necessary equipment at any time. Aquarist 4 will be in charge of seeing that all SCUBA cylinders are kept filled and currently inspected. Will be required to gain and maintain basic pumproom operation knowledge to Manager’s approval and be capable of inspecting and performing backwashing in pumproom daily. Will overview standards and performance of divers during feed dives and maintenance/cleaning and suggest improvements to enhance safety or performance and equipment needed to promote those ends.


Additionally the Aquarist 4 w/Supervisor rating responsible for working closely with the department manager to insure that Curator department protocol and standards are maintained at all times, to ensure that all Aquarists maintain up-to-date CPR/First Aid rating and refresher training as required, to schedule recurrent Rescue training techniques, to work closely with manager to ensure that maintenance and ordering/ordering of equipment, feed, etc…is maintained. Works closely with manager to ensure scheduling of associates is performed per business needs with an eye toward maintaining Union standards and rulings. Will be required to gain and maintain basic pumproom operation knowledge to Manager’s approval. The Aquarist 4 w/supervisor rating will be required to become proficient in Timekeeping procedures, ordering procedure, and receiving procedures. The Aquarist 4 w/supervisor rating will act as manager surrogate in Curator department manager’s absence in order to maintain continuity of departmental practices and procedures. The Aquarist 4 w/supervisor rating will be required to attend training and management meetings in manager’s absence and as required for the performance of this job.


Responsibilities

Fundamental Requirements:

  • Follow and enforce all Highgate Hotel hotel credit policies.
  • Have knowledge of and assist in all emergency procedures as required.
  • Be able to perform, complete and ensure that all tasks and duties on the shift checklist are completed in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Be involved in departmental meeting, planning and execution.
  • Help maintain productivity levels at or above budgeted standards.
  • Assist in training and cross training of new hires and current employees on a regular basis.
  • Able to perform daily backwashing requirements in pumproom along with basic maintenance and checklist of that area
  • Follow all departmental requirements, especially in terms of personal safety of associates.
  • Able to safely complete @ 20 minute feed dives and maintenance/cleaning dives of up to 60 minutes on each scheduled shift.
  • Dive safely at all times.
  • Report immediately any situation that could lead to or is seen as immediately hazardous.
  • Prepare fish food for feed dives and subsequently store food properly.
  • Maintain standards of cleanliness as described by departmental protocol.
  • Perform up to three dives each scheduled shift while always maintaining as awareness of decompression status as defined by their SCUBA training agency.
  • Perform out-of-water assigned tasks as required.
  • Assist in feed/maintenance of any and all holding, quarantine or display aquariums within the hotel.
  • Maintain up-to-date input of all data in all logs as required.
  • Participate in new projects as needed by hotel operations or as assigned or requested by department manager.
  • Attend meetings in accompaniment or in place of department manager as necessary or required.
  • Insure time schedules, ordering, receiving, scheduling of tasks, inspection of daily check listed items and input of daily data is maintained.
Qualifications

Education & Experience:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • Certified by a recognized SCUBA certification agency as Instructor level. (possible Dive Master rating may suffice with manager approval if other areas of expertise are deemed as compensating)
  • College course work in related field helpful, i.e. Marine Biology, Zoology, Ocean Sciences, etc…
  • Previous supervisory/teaching responsibility preferred.
  • Previous experience in large aquarium setting helpful.
  • Previous animal training experience helpful
  • Must have a valid driver's license for the applicable state.

Physical requirements:

  • Flexible and long hours sometimes required.
  • Must pass SCUBA physical and drug usage test prior to employment.
  • Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
  • Must be able to occasionally lift 50 lbs safely.
  • Ability to stand, walk, climb stairs, kneel, SCUBA dive, swim, breathe-hold dive, during entire shift.
General Requirements

  • Familiarity with current rulings of Union contract.
  • Maintain a warm and friendly demeanor at all times.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate both verbally and written, with all level of employees and guests in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service oriented manner.
  • Must be effective at listening to, understanding, and clarifying concerns raised by employees and guests.
  • Must be able to multitask and prioritize departmental functions to meet deadlines.
  • Approach all encounters with guests and employees in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service-oriented manner.
  • Attend all hotel required meetings and trainings.
  • Maintain regular attendance in compliance with Highgate Hotel Standards, as required by scheduling, which will vary according to the needs of the hotel.
  • Maintain high standards of personal appearance and grooming, which includes wearing the proper uniform and nametag.
  • Comply with Highgate Hotel Standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient hotel operations.
  • Maximize efforts towards productivity, identify problem areas and assist in implementing solutions.
  • Must be effective in handling problems, including anticipating, preventing, identifying and solving problems as necessary.
  • Must be able to understand and apply complex information, data, etc. from various sources to meet appropriate objectives.
  • Must be able to cross-train in all areas of Curator Department.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality of information.
  • Must be able to show initiative, including anticipating guest or operational needs and needs of department.
  • Perform other duties as requested by management.