Scotland’s National Aquarium is looking to recruit two experienced Aquarist/Divers
Deep Sea World is a market leader visitor attraction and Scotland’s gem based in North Queensferry. Our Aquarium hosts the largest temperate marine display in the UK through its underwater walkthrough tunnel. Other displays include tropical marine, freshwater, reptiles, amphibians and marine mammals.
The responsibility of the Aquarist/Diver will be varied, challenging, but extremely rewarding. A hands on approach is required to ensure you achieve the highest standard of animal care and husbandry.
For this vacancy a proven track record in animal husbandry is essential, and experience of developing and maintaining display tank systems is desirable. A proven ability to design, construct and maintain systems is a must and familiarity with PVC pipework, basic joinery and maintenance of life support equipment including pumps is a crucial part of these hands-on posts. Other responsibilities will include providing veterinary care, involvement in display development and breeding programmes as directed.
It’s important that all visitors to Deep Sea World have an enjoyable day out and this is where you will play a part. You will be responsible for promoting and participating in public presentations and education sessions, as well as conversing with visitors whilst carrying out your daily duties around the aquarium. It’s essential therefore that you enjoy and are just as confident working behind the scenes as well as Front of House.
The role requires you to take members of the public into our main tank (as part of our dive experience package), and to carry out shows and maintenance dives. It is desirable, but not essential, that you are qualified to PADI Divemaster or equivalent and hold a valid HSE dive medical. Dive specific training can be undertaken if not already at this level.
This post is full time, involving a rota pattern which includes working regular weekends and Bank Holidays, as well as being on-call for out of hour’s emergencies.
If interested please submit your CV and covering letter to: Janeen Pickup, Human Resources Manager, C/O Blue Planet Aquarium, Cheshire Oaks, Cheshire CH65 9LF.
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Your application letter should highlight why you would be able to fulfil this key role within the organisation and clearly demonstrate how you meet our requirements. The salary for this post is up to £14,000 per annum.
The Company does not contribute towards any relocation costs to the area. You must have or be able to get a valid work permit for the UK to be considered for this position.
Closing Date: 12 October 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.
Aspro Parks is a Spanish multinational company with its headquarters based in Madrid. Aspro owns and operates over 65 leisure attractions across Europe. Here in the UK Aspro owns and operates Blue Planet Aquarium, Deep Sea World, Bristol Aquarium, four Blue Reef Aquariums, Smugglers Adventure and Oakwood Theme Park.
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Work Location: Deep Sea World, North Queensferry, Fife, KY11 1JR
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