The Blue Planet Aquarium seeks a Freshwater Aquarist
About The Blue Planet Aquarium
Blue Planet Aquarium is home to over 100 living displays across 16 themed zones taking guests on a journey of underwater discovery. It is home to Europe’s largest collection of sharks housed in a 3.8 million litre exhibition display.
About the Role
The responsibilities of the Aquarist will be varied, challenging, but extremely rewarding. Responsible for the freshwater displays, a hands-on approach is required to ensure you achieve the highest standard of animal care, husbandry and presentation of exhibits.
This is full time post working 5 days over 7 and includes regular weekends and bank holidays.
Already an experienced Aquarist with knowledge of both marine and freshwater systems you will have infectious enthusiasm for creating stunning and innovative displays and keen to share knowledge with your team and guests.
A degree or equivalent in a relevant biological science is advantageous, as is previous relevant experience in the visitor attraction industry. Practical experience of working with freshwater fish and knowledge of aquarium life support systems are essential.
The successful candidate will be expected to be very personable and able to communicate well with our guests, including delivering public talks.
Alongside annual salary a benefits package that includes a pension plan, 22 days holiday, Annual pass into Aspro Parks worldwide.
We are part of the ever expanding Aspro Parks Group operating over 60 attractions across Europe. Here in the UK we have 9 sites ranging from aquariums, theme park and caves.
If interested, please send your CV and covering letter to: Janeen Yates, 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 fulfil this key role within the organisation and clearly demonstrate how you meet our requirements.
Closing Date is Sunday, 7th May 2017.
Blue Planet Aquarium is an Equal Opportunities Employer:
We do recognize the time and effort it takes to apply for a position, but as an employer of choice we receive 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 us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.