Sunday, May 8, 2016

Keeper - Aquarist

Keeper - Aquarist

Living Coasts

Full Time Permanent (38.75 hrs per week inc. some weekends and bank holidays)

An exciting opportunity to work in a unique location- Coastal Zoo and Aquarium – Living Coasts is looking for an experienced aquarist to work within the Animal Department.

Living Coasts is home to seals, otters, penguins, a wide number of sea birds and wading species the aquarium includes local coastal species, rays, archer fish, four eyed fish, octopus and more.

Person Specification
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years’ experience working at a zoo / aquarium. With a passion and enthusiasm for fish keeping and aquarium systems, also a  working knowledge of sea water systems. We are looking for a proactive person with excellent knowledge of animal welfare and animal handling alongside good observation skills and accurate record keeping. You will be a person who can work under their own initiative with excellent attention to detail and a self-disciplined team player with a positive attitude to join the team. The job will also involve cover on other animal sections when required.
Desirable would be an interest in diving or a dive qualification, DMZAA, a degree or qualification in a related subject.

Role and Responsibilities
•    Attend to all husbandry requirements and maintenance of life support systems.
•    To work to protocols and procedures
•    To maintain excellent water quality  and enclosure cleanliness
•    To keep accurate records for exhibit specimens and systems
•    To participate in regular presentations to visitors including experiences
•    Provide a high level of customer service

The closing date for applications is Friday 13th May Interviews will be held on the 20th May

Applicants will only hear if they have been selected for interview.

Please download an application form and apply with a covering letter and send to the email address below or post to Living Coasts, Beacon Quay, Torquay TQ1 2BG

For further information and an application form

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