Blue Planet Aquarium in Cheshire Oaks is looking to recruit an experienced marine aquarist.
The aquarium is part of Deep Sea Leisure plc which has six other aquarium visitor attractions in the group. Its displays include animals from the British coastline to tropical reefs. At the heart of the aquarium is a 3.8 million litre shark tank, as well as a diverse collection of terrestrial vertebrates and invertebrates.
You will be responsible for the marine displays – ranging from small native invertebrates and fish to tropical reef exhibits, as well as assisting on the temperate and tropical freshwater exhibits, plus the terrestrial animal sections when needed.
A proven track record in marine fish husbandry is essential, and experience of developing and maintaining reef systems is desirable.
A proven ability to design, construct and maintain marine systems is a must and familiarity with PVC pipework, basic joinery and maintenance of life support equipment including pumps is a crucial part of this hands-on post.
Other responsibilities will include providing veterinary care, involvement in display development and breeding programmes, such as jellies, as directed.
It's important that all visitors have an enjoyable day out and this is where you will play a part. You will be responsible for conversing with visitors whilst carrying out your daily duties around the aquarium as well as delivering engaging and inspiring presentations. It's essential therefore that you enjoy and are just as confident working behind the scenes as well as Front of House.
Blue Planet says that it does recognise the time and effort it takes to apply for a position, but as an employer of choice it receives a high volume of applications and in the interests of economy, Aspro UK does not notify candidates who have been unsuccessful in their application; consequently if you have not heard from them within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.
If interested, please send your CV and covering letter to: Janeen Pickup, Aspro UK Group HR Manager, c/o Blue Planet Aquarium, Cheshire Oaks, Cheshire, CH65 9LF. Or email [email protected]
Your application letter should highlight why you would be able to fulfill this key role within the organisation and clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements. Please include your salary expectations. The closing date is March 14, 2013. Interviews will be held week commencing March 25, 2013.
Blue Planet Aquarium is committed to Equal Opportunities.
For more information visit the Blue Planet Aquarium website.
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