Monday, October 17, 2011

Blue Planet Aquarium 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, based in Cheshire 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.

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 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.

Aspro Ocio is a Spanish multinational company with its headquarters based in Madrid. Aspro owns and operates over 40 leisure attractions across Europe.

Here in the UK Aspro owns and operates Blue Planet Aquarium, Deep Sea World, Bristol Aquarium, 4 Blue Reef Aquariums, Smugglers Adventure and Oakwood Theme Park.

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.


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