Wednesday, March 15, 2017



Full-Time Position
Starting Salary: £23,250
This will be reviewed following the successful completion of the probationary period.

Applications are invited for the position of Assistant Curator/Head of Aquarium. This is a hands-on managerial position, with the post holder being responsible for line-managing our small Aquarium team, and for the daily care and management of the Society’s fish collection.

To be successful in this role, you will be able to demonstrate significant skills and experience in delivering high standards of animal care and welfare in an aquatic collection environment. You will also need to demonstrate experience in inspirational people management.

You will have a relevant animal husbandry or biological science qualification. You will be expected to support the Head of the Ectotherm Section (reptiles, invertebrates and fish) in a seven-day/week working environment and be a part of the Zoo’s senior animal team.

A minimum diving qualification of PADI Rescue diver or equivalent would also be an advantage.

This is a full time position working 40 hours per week, which will include weekends, Bank Holidays and some evenings. 

For further information about this position, please see the Job Description at

Closing date for this position is 27th March 2017. Interviews will be set during the second week of April.

Applications should be made by forwarding a C.V and covering letter to Please state ‘Assistant Curator – Aquarium in the subject line of the email.

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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