Thursday, January 25, 2018

Penguin Keeper/Aquarist

Penguin Keeper/Aquarist


The Oceanarium is seeking an enthusiastic and pro-active penguin keeper to join the team and be at the forefront of the penguin beach encounter experience.

Firmly established as one of the area’s most popular visitor attractions, the Oceanarium is home to a diverse range of creatures - from sharks and otters, to turtles and crocodiles!

The penguin keeper will provide the highest standards of care for the Oceanarium Humboldt penguin colony, in addition to the Inca terns that share the exhibit.

A key role in an exciting facility, the keeper will be responsible for the maintenance, cleanliness and operation of the entire penguin beach area, offering regular talks, feeds and interactive opportunities to provide a captivating and immersive experience for visitors throughout the day.

The highest standards of animal welfare and husbandry must be followed at all times, ensuring all zoo licence regulations and BIAZA guidelines are adhered to and that related administration duties are fulfilled.

The role includes the maintenance of the penguin quarantine area, maintaining the plantroom and LSS for the penguin facility as well as some responsibility for other aquatic exhibits in the aquarium.

An annual salary of up to £18,500 is offered (dependant on experience)  along with a performance related bonus, company pension scheme and life assurance.

The position includes on-call responsibilities on a rota basis as well as weekend and bank holiday working.

More information and job description available upon request

To apply please send a CV and covering letter, outlining relevant experience, to:

Oliver Buttling
Group Curator (Aquatics)
Oceanarium Bournemouth
Pier Approach, West Beach
Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 5AA.

01202 311993 (ext 26/32)  skype: oliverbuttling

Closing date for applications is: 11th Feb 2018

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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