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Blue Planet Aquarium seeks Marine Aquarist

Salary: £14,092 per annum


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced pro active individual to join us as a Marine Aquarist.


About You

Already have relevant experience in the visitor attractions sector working with marine fish and invertebrates and knowledge of aquarium life support systems. Have an infectious enthusiasm for creating stunning and innovative displays and keen to share knowledge with colleagues and guests. A degree or equivalent in a relevant biological science is advantageous.


About the Role

You will be responsible for maintaining and developing Herpetological and marine displays and exhibits – promoting public education and awareness in relation to conservation of biodiversity and delivering a memorable and entertaining experience to visitors. In addition to your main responsibilities on the marine systems, you will also assist the rest of the Zoological Team with the running and maintenance of all the Aquarium’s other displays, including our freshwater, reptile and amphibian exhibits.


This post is full time, with weekend shifts allocated on a rota basis.


About 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.



Alongside annual salary a benefits package that includes a pension plan, 22 days holiday, Annual pass into Aspro Parks worldwide.


About Us

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.


Candidates should apply to Janeen Pickup, Human Resources Manager, C/O Blue Planet Aquarium, Cheshire Oaks, Cheshire CH65 9LF. E-mail: [email protected]. Your application letter should highlight how you would fulfil this key role within the organisation, include your salary expectations, and clearly demonstrate how you meet our requirements.


Applications must be received by 12.00 noon on Tuesday 8th September 2015


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. 


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Work Location: Blue Planet Aquarium, Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire CH65 9LF


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