Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Keeper – Aquarist – Living Coasts

Keeper – Aquarist – Living Coasts

Salary / Rate per hour (if applicable):  From £18,477

Full time


An exciting opportunity to work in a unique location – Living Coasts, Coastal Zoo and Aquarium, is looking for an animal keeper- aquarist.

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.

The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level in a related field and have completed the Diploma in the Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals (DMZAA) or have a minimum of four years’ experience in a similar role.  You will have a passion and enthusiasm for fish keeping and aquarium systems, and working knowledge of sea water and brackish systems.  Excellent communication and organisational skills essential, as well as the drive to continually develop the aquarium and animal exhibits at Living Coasts.  Experience working with other taxa such as reptiles and birds (particularly penguins) would be an advantage as you will work on all other sections when required. We are looking for a proactive person with excellent knowledge of animal welfare and animal handling alongside good observation skills and accurate record keeping.

Further details on applying can be found on our website

Closing date:        19th May 2017
Interview date: 2nd June 2017

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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