Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Aquarist at Blue Reef Aquarium, Portsmouth

Aquarist at Blue Reef Aquarium, Portsmouth

Blue Reef Aquarium, Portsmouth is looking to recruit an Aquarist.

The aquarium is part of Deep Sea Leisure plc which has 6 other aquarium visitor attractions in the group. Our displays include animals from the British coastline to tropical reefs. At the heart of the aquarium is a tropical tunnel tank; as well as a diverse collection of invertebrates, reptiles and amphibians.

You will be responsible for the husbandry of all displays and maintenance of life support systems. A proven track record in fish and coral husbandry is desirable.  A proven ability to design, construct and maintain aquaria is a must and familiarity with PVC pipework, basic joinery and maintenance of life support equipment including pumps is a must. Other responsibilities will include providing veterinary care, display development and breeding programmes as directed.

It's important that all visitors have an enjoyable day out and this is where you play a part. You will be responsible for conversing with visitors whilst carrying out your daily duties around the aquarium as well as delivering engaging presentations. 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 outlining your salary expectations to: Janeen Pickup, Aspro UK Group HR Manager, c/o Blue Planet Aquarium, Cheshire Oaks, Cheshire, CH65 9LF. Or email  

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. Closing date: Friday, 29th June 2012

Blue Reef Aquarium is committed to Equal Opportunities:

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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