Saturday, July 17, 2010

Aquarist - Blue Planet Aquarium

Aquarist - Blue Planet Aquarium

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the zoological team here at Blue Planet Aquarium.

The zoological department is responsible for the upkeep of displays including our 3.8 million litre shark tank; ensuring animal husbandry is of the highest standard, helping to create modern and innovative displays and participation in ongoing conservation projects.

The role will varied and challenging but extremely rewarding.

A hands on approach is required to ensure you achieve the highest standard of animal care and husbandry.
You will be responsible for general maintenance and displays development along with promoting public education and awareness in relation to conservation of biodiversity.

Post requirements:

-A positive, flexible and enthusiastic approach

-Ability to be creative and imaginative

-Ability to listen and provide positive feedback

-Basic practical skills in animal husbandry techniques

-Good customer care skills

-Practical domestic DIY skills e.g. joinery, plumbing etc

-Degree or HND in a biological science or related field

-Experience with maintenance of filtration systems

Desirable attributes:

-Padi Dive master certification (or lower cert with the view to being trained to dive master within 6 months of appointment)

-2 or more years relevant work experience

-Bachelors degree in Marine Biology/Ecology/Zoology or related animal management qualification

-Experience working ‘hands on’ with a variety of taxa.

-Working portfolio – including any examples of exhibits you have worked on.

The post will be on an initial six month fixed term contract after which this will be reviewed.

Candidates should send their CV and covering letter to: Janeen Pickup, Human Resources Manager, Blue Planet Aquarium, Cheshire Oaks, Cheshire, CH65 9LF or to

Your application letter should highlight why you would be able to fulfil this key role within the organisation and clearly demonstrate how you meet our requirements.

Please include your salary expectations and whether you would prefer a part time or full time role.

Closing Date: Friday, 23rd July 2010

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