Monday, March 7, 2011

Fresh Water Aquarist - Blue Planet Aquarium

Fantastic Opportunity - Join the Zoological Team at Blue Planet Aquarium!

We are recruiting for 1 permanent position in our Zoological Team.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Fresh Water Aquarist to join the Blue planet Aquariums Zoological Team.

The department is responsible for all displays, including our 3.8 million liter shark tank; as well as a diverse collection of terrestrial vertebrates and invertebrates.

The successful candidate will be responsible for all fresh water displays as well as assisting on the marine and terrestrial animal sections when needed. A proven track record in fish husbandry is essential. Other responsibilities will include providing veterinary care, display development, and breeding programs as directed.

The post requires a creative and motivated individual to carry the section forward, produce innovative displays and help develop breeding, conservation and education strategies. Excellent communication skills and the ability to deliver outstanding customer care are essential.

This position also requires the candidate to be `on call' for out of hours emergencies and a PADI dive master qualification or above is desirable.

As Britain's Best Aquarium, it's important that all our visitors have a magical day out and this is where you play a part. You will be responsible for delivering a very high standard of engaging, informative and educational presentations through public talks or classroom sessions, as well as conversing with our visitors whilst carrying out your daily duties around the aquarium. It's essential therefore that you enjoy and are just as confident working behind the scenes as well as Front of House.

If interested, please send your CV and covering letter to: Janeen Pickup, Aspro UK Group HR Manager, c/o Blue Planet Aquarium, Cheshire Oaks, Cheshire, CH65 9LF.
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Your application letter should highlight why you would be able to fulfill this key role within the organisation and clearly demonstrate how you meet our requirements. Please include your salary expectations. Blue Planet Aquarium is committed to Equal Opportunities. 

Closing Date: Friday, 11th March 2011

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