Monday, April 23, 2018

Keeper Aquarist

Keeper Aquarist

Living Coasts

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 a degree level in a related field and have completed the Diploma in the Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals (DMZAA) plus two years’ experience in a zoo environment 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 birds (particularly penguins) would be an advantage as you will work on all other sections when required. We are looking for a pro-active person with excellent knowledge of animal welfare and animal handling alongside good observation skills and accurate record keeping.

Please note, we will be reviewing applications and conducting interviews throughout the advertising period for this role. The role may therefore be filled prior to the closing date.  We would encourage you to submit your application form as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. All candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application by email within 4 weeks of submitting their application. We are only able to provide individual feedback to those candidates who are successful through to the interview stage.

Closing date for applications is: 6th May 2018

To apply please complete an online application form on our website.

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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