Monday, June 2, 2014

Sea Lion Keeper/Trainer

Blue Reef Aquarium in Tynemouth seeks Sea Lion Keeper/Trainer


Blue Reef Tynemouth Aquarium, located on the North East coast, 6 miles from the centre of Newcastle up Tyne is seeking a full time Sea Lion Trainer/Keeper in its Mammal Department.

You will be responsible for the care, training and all aspects of animal husbandry of the aquariums two Californian Sea Lions. In addition to animal care and training, this position will also include daily maintenance of the Life Support System, cleaning, environmental enrichment, record keeping, presentations, media events and guest interactions.

The minimum requirements for this position are:

  •  Sea Lion training experience of at least 2 years
  •  An understanding of behavioural enrichment
  •  Current knowledge of natural history, animal behaviour and husbandry
  •  Team orientated attitude with good communication skills
  •  Strong public presentation skills and enthusiastic attitude
  •  Good level of physical fitness

This is a full time position and includes working weekends and bank holidays.

If interested, please send your CV and covering letter 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.

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Blue Reef Aquarium is committed to Equal Opportunities:

Applications must be received by Monday, 16th  June 2014.

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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