Monday, September 12, 2011

Blue Planet Aquarium seeks Interim Curator

Blue Planet Aquarium seeks Interim Curator

Maternity Cover to end of June 2012

Blue Planet Aquarium has an exciting opportunity to head up the Zoological Team as Curator covering Maternity Leave up to the end of June 2012.

Blue Planet Aquarium is an award winning visitor attraction and Britain's Best Aquarium famous for its awesome sharks, spectacular underwater tunnel, entertaining Aquatheatre shows and delivering incredible Dive Experiences.

Blue Planet Aquarium is owned and operated by Aspro Ocio is a Spanish multinational company with its headquarters based in Madrid. Aspro operates water parks, theme parks and aquaria in Spain, France, Finland, Portugal, Switzerland, Belgium Holland and here in the UK. The Aspro Group came into existence in 1991 and has experienced a fast and healthy development over the years, both organically and through acquisitions.

Our business depends on our visitors enjoying their experience and hopefully leaving the aquarium inspired to care more about the environment. To achieve this we rely on recruiting high quality staff who share our vision of exceptional service and who are committed to delivering this every day.

The responsibility of the Curator will be varied, challenging, but extremely rewarding. You will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Zoological and Dive Team. A hands-on approach is required to ensure the team achieve the highest standard of animal care and husbandry. You will be responsible for maintaining and developing displays and exhibits - promoting public education and awareness in relation to conservation of biodiversity and delivering a memorable and entertaining experience to visitors.

This exciting role is ideal for someone with proven experience in marine animal care and husbandry. You will have both the drive to succeed and the skills to motivate a team of dedicated professionals. This post is full time, with weekend shifts on a rota'd basis.

A Marine Biology degree qualification is essential. A dive qualification is desirable at the level of:

PADI Dive master


HSE Part 1V

For this demanding and rewarding position previous experience in the visitor attractions sector would be advantageous.

Candidates should apply to Andy Hygate, Park Director, Blue Planet Aquarium, Cheshire Oaks, Cheshire, CH65 9LF. E-mail:

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

Blue Planet Aquarium is an Equal Opportunities Employer

We do recognize the time and effort it takes to apply for a position, but as an employer of choice we receive a high volume of applications and in the interests of economy, Aspro UK does not notify candidates who have been unsuccessful in their application; consequently if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

Closing date 24th September 2011


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