Job title: Displays Curator
Company: Sharkbait Reef by SEA LIFE, at Alton Towers Resort
Salary: c.£24k + benefits
Location: Alton Towers Resort
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Displays Curator to join the team at Sharkbait Reef by SEA LIFE at the Alton Towers Resort.
Sharkbait Reef by SEA LIFE is one of the busiest SEA LIFE Centres in the world, with visitor numbers in excess of 1 million per year. Entry is included in the general admission Theme Park tickets, meaning the centre is busy throughout the day. The ocean tank is our centrepeice and is home to tropical sharks and a myriad of other marine creatures. Sharkbait Reef is also used regularly by corporate clients as part of our host of unique conferencing/banqueting venues.
About the role:
In this role you will take responsibility for ensuring the continual development and innovation within Sharkbait Reef. Naturally you’ll be responsible for all maintenance plans of the life support systems and the cleanliness of our displays as well as the development of suitable diets and feeds for our creatures, ensuring we present world class displays. In addition you’ll drive conservation and education within the aquarium ensuring we meet and exceed our zoo licensing requirements.
You’ll be a dynamic, confident and a self motivated individual; who will be an integral part of the team aiming for a centre of excellence in marine management, conservation, preservation and education.
Using your experience, gained by working in a similar environment, you will have a robust knowledge of aquatic animal husbandry; and have the ability to communicate to all employees and guests as well as deliver a highly immersive experience to all our visitors. You’ll also have a comprehensive understanding of zoo licensing having been through a zoo licence in a previous role, project management experience and ideally be educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant science discipline.
Due to the rural location of the Resort, we’re looking for a full driving license and access to a vehicle at all times of the day, and be willing to relocate to within 20 minutes drive from the Resort.
About the benefits:
We are offering a salary of c.£24,000 and our package includes 25 days’ holiday, a company pension scheme, a Merlin Magic Pass which gives you access to all of our attractions worldwide and much more! Perhaps the biggest benefit of joining us, however, is the outstanding opportunity for global career development.
About Merlin Entertainments:
Merlin Entertainments is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment, and has seen the most successful and dynamic growth of any company in the sector over the last five years. Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 99 attractions, eight hotels/three holiday villages in 22 countries and across four continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its 54 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands – including Madame Tussauds, SEA LIFE, LEGOLAND and the Eye – and the commitment and passion of its managers and more than 22,000 employees.
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