Blue Planet Aquarium seeks an Assistant Curator

Blue Planet Aquarium, a leading visitor attraction in the North West has an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join the Zoological Management team as an Assistant Curator. Our Zoological department is responsible for all displays, including our famous 3.8 million litre shark exhibit, as well as a diverse collection of terrestrial vertebrates and invertebrates.

Reporting to the Curator, the successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Zoological Team, including members of the Aquarium’s Dive Team. A hands-on approach is required to ensure the team achieves the highest standards of animal care and husbandry. You will also promote a high standard of health and safety for all aquarium visitors and staff.

With your strong communication and leadership skills, as well as a ‘lead by example’ management style you will motivate and inspire our team to present the Aquarium’s displays to an exceptional standard, whilst ensuring the continued development of exhibits to incorporate novel and innovative approaches.

Key Responsibilities will include:
• Ensure the highest standards of animal husbandry and care.
• Deliver excellent exhibition presentation at all times in order to delight, enthuse and educate our visitors
• Assist the Curator to manage and develop the Zoological Aquarists and Divers.
• Assist the Curator with controlling costs within budget including both zoological expenses and personnel costs.
• Monitoring water quality on filtration systems and carrying out regular plumbing works and planned scheduled maintenance.
• Fulfil the role of Duty Manager when required.

The successful candidate will be required to work full time, 5 days every week on a rota’d basis, including regular weekends and Bank Holidays.

Blue Planet Aquarium is owned and operated by Aspro Ocio a Spanish multinational company with its headquarters based in Madrid. Aspro owns and operates over 40 leisure attractions across Europe. In the UK along with Blue Planet Aquarium Aspro operates Deep Sea World, Bristol Aquarium, Blue Reef Aquariums, Smugglers Adventure and Oakwood Theme Park.

To apply – please send your up-to-date CV with a covering letter outlining your salary expectation to:
[email protected] or: Recruitment, Blue Planet Aquarium, Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 9LF

Blue Planet Aquarium is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
Closing date: 28th May 2013

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.