Monday, August 1, 2011

Head Trainer - Penguins

FCC Fleming is looking for a Penguin Head Trainer for an exciting new project in United Arab Emirates.

The Head Trainer of Penguins is responsible for managing staff, directing the penguin training program and maintaining high quality guest service.

Key Tasks:

  • Ensure responsible health protocol and daily maintenance of penguins
  • Oversee daily cleaning of exhibit
  • Oversee proper air and water quality
  • Oversee proper light cycles
  • Proficient in identification of animal behavioral problems/concerns with solutions to alleviate such concerns
  • Develop and conduct daily training of penguins regarding daily march and feeding and photo sessions with the public
  • Effective training techniques, applications, and tools
  • Develop and implement high-end show quality animal presentations
  • Prepare exhibit for penguin breeding season
  • Oversee records for each bird
  • Instruct and mentor trainers
  • Performs other duties as required


  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology , Zoology , related field or equivalent experience
  • 5 years of training experience, preferably with marine mammals
  • Solid background in theater or public speaking

Key Competencies:

  • The know-how of maintaining an animal population
  • Previous experience in staff supervision and team dynamics
  • Staff development.
  • Communication between departments and facilities
  • Water/air quality analytical equipment

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Be able to lift 50 lbs. to shoulder height
  • Carry materials, transport boxes, buckets, etc. throughout the facility
  • Standing, walking for long periods in a cold environment.


An exciting package is on the offer with benefits.

If interested please forward your resume along with a recent photo to:


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