Saturday, September 25, 2010


Displays Developments based in Weymouth

As a brand, SEA LIFE needs little introduction. With worldwide coverage and a portfolio of 31 sites in the EU alone, we deliver amazing insights into the underwater world and create memorable experiences for in excess of 10 million guests every year.

Displays developments provide quarantined livestock for the whole of the SEA LIFE group.This is a brand new position that will support the opening of a series of new ‘world class’ features in 2011 and beyond. This position will be responsible for the delivery of the amazing creatures that will make these features come to life.

A key objective of the role is to design and implement a breeding strategy to allow SEA LIFE to become self sufficient in key animals. This will involve project managing a major development of the breeding facilities. Conservation issues in the wild need to underpin the breeding programs. It will be important to establish and drive both local and international conservation links.

You will need to communicate with heads of displays from all sites to support them in achieving amazing displays of seahorses, jellyfish, crustaceans and octopus. This will involve visiting sites at key times and providing training and expertise’s.

The role will also include the innovation of new creatures and displays, managing the process throughout, from initial concept through to public display. Experience in project management is essential.

Working with diverse creatures ranging from Leafy Sea Dragons to Giant Pacific Octopus, you will need to be extremely adaptable. Training and mentoring will be provided with the position but we are looking for an individual who is a self starter that can lead a team with a real passion for the subject.

The position will involve travel and research and you will represent SEA LIFE through professional presentations at relevant conferences. With at least 5 years proven fish husbandry experience, you must be confident and competent to give husbandry, health and breeding advice to the SEA LIFE Aquariums.

The salary for this hugely rewarding role will reflect experience. So, if you have got what it takes dive in. Send your CV and a covering letter (including your current salary and employment package) to:

The closing date for this opportunity is the 11th October 2010.

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