Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Lead Penguin Keeper

Lead Penguin Keeper

Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium is an awe-inspiring experience with interactive exhibits that transport visitors from the underwater seahorse kingdom of our local Port Phillip Bay to the icy plateaus of Antarctica. And we’re also night owls - in the evening our five star food and beverage team transform the Aquarium into a world of fine dining and special events.

Are you passionate about conservation and creating incredible guest experiences? Do you want to work in an exciting and ‘very cool’ environment in one of Melbourne’s most loved attractions?

We have an amazing opportunity for you to join our Team here at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium as a full time Lead Penguin Keeper to cover parental leave.

About the Role

As the Lead Penguin Keeper you will deliver effective management of the Bird collection (King and Gentoo Penguins) and ensure best practice animal husbandry for all species under the care of the Curatorial team.

Key duties will include operation of the life support systems, testing and managing water quality, the acquisition, quarantine and daily care of species as well as team supervision and training.

Please note, this role is on a rotating roster, so the ability to work weekends and public holidays is essential.

About You

Holding a degree in Zoology or similar, you must also have experience in animal husbandry (preferably birds), maintaining daily contact with a living collection of plants and animals in a varied building climate. Experience in Life Support Systems is essential.

You will be an exceptional communicator, who has experience in leading successful teams. This role does involve cleaning the exhibit and restocking of snow daily, so some level of physical fitness is also required.

Your ability to multi-task and have a flexible and adaptable approach along with high attention to detail, the ability to meet deadlines and have demonstrated planning, organisational and time management skills are desired.

To apply and learn more please click HERE

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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