Preuss Pets Job Openings

Preuss Pets is actively looking to fill 3-4 positions. They are looking for part-time and full-time employees. Students need to be able to work at least part-time throughout summer 2018.

Saltwater

Students will receive hands-on experience working with a variety of marine fish as well as marine invertebrates. Duties may include coral propagation, microscopy to diagnose various fish diseases, treatment of fish diseases, identification and control of coral harming pests, marine aquarium design and maintenance, food chain management from phytoplankton, zooplankton, fish, corals etc. Students will regularly consider how the role of nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus), water chemistry (pH, hardness, calcium etc), and temperature fluctuations impact the marine ecosystem.  This will most commonly be seen as coral bleaching or tissue necrosis in addition to blooms of cyanobacteria, filamentous algae etc.  

Students will do the above to both develop their own appreciation and understanding of how a marine ecosystem functions, but also develop skills to communicate this to customers who will range from fairly scientifically novice to fairly advanced.

Preuss Pets is the proud winner of the 2013 Celebrated Service Award as well as the 2015 City Pulse Best Pet Store of the Year Award. We seek individuals who strive to bring service excellence to our team.

 

Freshwater

Students will receive hands-on experience working a variety of freshwater fish, freshwater plants as well as freshwater invertebrates. Duties may include breeding of freshwater fish, microscopy to diagnose various fish diseases, treatment of fish diseases, freshwater aquarium design and maintenance, Students will regularly consider how the role of nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus), water chemistry (pH, hardness, etc), and temperature fluctuations impact the fish, plants, and invertebrates of the freshwater ecosystem. This will most commonly be seen as fish disease issues in addition to blooms of cyanobacteria, filamentous algae etc.  

Students will do the above to both develop their own appreciation and understanding of how a freshwater ecosystem functions, but also develop skills to communicate this to customers who will range from fairly scientifically novice to fairly advanced.

Preuss Pets is the proud winner of the 2013 Celebrated Service Award as well as the 2015 City Pulse Best Pet Store of the Year Award. We seek individuals who strive to bring service excellence to our team

 

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