Date Posted: November 4, 2020

Deadline: April 26, 2018

Organization: Riverbanks Zoo and Garden

Location: Columbia Area

City: Columbia

Website: View Website

Job Type: Full Time

Wages/Salary: $12.62-$14/hour


Education and Experience: High school diploma required. Associate's degree in Biological Sciences preferred; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Two to three years of dive experience with current dive certification from a nationally accredited organization required. Open water SCUBA instructor certification and experience working in an AZA accredited institution preferred. Three to five years working in a related field with OSHA regulated surface supply diving and full face mask operations preferred. First Aid/CPR, AED, and O2 administration certifications are desirable.

The ideal candidate will be a safety conscious diver who is mechanically inclined. Will also enjoy working within a collaborative environment and be a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority. Must be organized and have excellent written and verbal communication skills with a very high standard for service. Will be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously and possess thorough knowledge of current computer applications to include MS Office Suite. Must be able to pass a dive medical evaluation and be able to lift and carry up to 70 lbs. repeatedly.  Must possess or be eligible for a valid SC driver's license. 

Job Description:

Ambassador Commitment: Doing your part to support Riverbanks’ mission to foster appreciation and concern for all living things.

Responsibilities: Under general supervision will provide the role of diver, tender, dive person in charge and first responder under the regulations for commercial diving as outlined by OSHA. Will also be responsible for daily dive operations and conducting preventative maintenance and inspections on a variety of dive gear and equipment to include: regulators, OTS full face masks, dive fill stations, dive compressors and cylinders. Leads and participates in practice exercises and drills focused on diver wellbeing. Maintains logs for all aspects of the dive program and participates in continuing education training for divers. Adheres to and assists in implementing dive safety policies and procedures. Will also continuously look for new and innovative ways to improve the program and present to the Life Support Systems Manager.

40 hours/week
Contact Name:
Human Resources
Contact Phone Number: 803-779-8717
Application Process:
Please submit your application via the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden website: