Assistant Team Manager, Aquarium
Job Description : Chester Zoo is one of the leading zoological collections in Europe with an international reputation for achieving its mission in conservation, research and education.
We currently have a vacancy for an Assistant Team Manager, to join our busy Aquarium section. The successful candidate will help supervise and work alongside Keepers to undertake daily animal care duties, focusing on welfare, hygiene and life support. They will ensure that all exhibits are of an excellent standard for both animals and visitors alike, and provide outstanding customer care.
The successful candidate will have considerable experience of working in a zoo/aquarium and have a thorough understanding of Zoo Licence requirements and best ethical practises for working with captive fish populations. They will be expected to have a degree in a relevant biological science or equivalent experience and understand how scientific method can be used to contribute to both ex situ & in situ conservation. They must demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the biology and husbandry of marine & freshwater fish and of aquatic invertebrates. Excellent exhibit theming skills are a requirement of this role. The successful candidate will have outstanding observational skills, attention to detail and be committed to ensuring the highest possible standards of animal health and welfare.
Candidates must also demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and have people management experience as they will be assisting the Team Manager in all aspects of running the department. They will be competent in the use of Microsoft Office packages – familiarity of ZIMS is desirable but appropriate training will be provided if required. Experience in conducting and publishing scientific research and of working in field conservation programmes are also desirable.
Applicants should have a full driving licence and be prepared to work weekends and Bank Holidays in a roster system.
Salary is £24,017 per annum for a 40 hour week.
Employer Contact : Zoe McEvoy
Application URL : http://www.chesterzoo.careers/applynow/46d32d92c240c5e8?s=ZooNewsDigest
Response Telephone : 01244 389748
JobRef : NEZ-0362-ATMA
To apply for this position, please provide your current CV and covering letter stating why you believe you should be considered for our Assistant Team Manager role.
Closing date for applications is Sunday, 26th July 2015.
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