Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Seeks an Aquarist

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.

Reporting to the Displays Supervisor, the successful candidate will be responsible for the husbandry of all displays and maintenance of life support systems. The successful candidate must possess a degree in Marine Biology or similar subject. 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.

This is a full time permanent post which involves a rota pattern and often includes working weekends and Bank Holidays.  
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. 
If interested, please send your CV and covering letter to: Aquarist Position, Blue Reef Aquarium, Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, PO5 3PB. 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: 30th July 2013.

Deep Sea Leisure plc is committed to Equal Opportunities:

Please Mention
 Zoo News Digest
should you apply for this post

For regular updated Zoo News, Views, Reviews and Vacancies please visit
 Zoo News Digest

Please Visit
The Zoo Professionals Book Store
if you are looking for a book. This is an Amazon affiliate and you will get a good deal

 you can subscribe to the largest and longest established zoo related ezine
by clicking

To advertise in Zoo News Digest please see HERE 

Money for Free
If you can write, you can earn. Write about what you like or what you know about. Build up a passive income which will earn you money daily. No catch, no charge. Click on the link below and you could start earning today


No comments: