Friday, July 5, 2013

Senior Trainer of Penguins

Ski Dubai is looking for a further Senior Trainer of Penguins for its exciting and successful project in the United Arab Emirates.

Joining an experienced International team the Senior Trainer will be responsible for the daily management of staff, daily husbandry, penguin training and leading all high quality penguin presentations

Key Tasks:

  • Operate daily training of penguins regarding daily march, feeding and photo sessions with the public
  • Evident knowledge of effective training techniques, applications, and tools
  • Assist in penguin husbandry and cleaning
  • Maintain daily training records
  • Interact with the public with ease and have good communication skills
  • Performs other duties as required


  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology or Zoology or related field or equivalent experience
  • At least 4 years of training experience, preferably with marine mammals

Key Competencies:

  • All aspects of maintaining an animal population
  • Good organizational skills
  • Strong computer skills leading to reporting structure
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Daily staff supervision and team dynamics
  • Strong staff motivational skills
  • Staff development
  • Theater or public speaking experience
  • Problem solving skills / able to take decisions
  • Communication between departments and facilities
  • Working with 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.

Previous applicants may re-apply

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

Applications will close on the 16th July 2013


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