Bristol Aquarium seeks Aquarist

Bristol Aquarium has an exciting opportunity for a pro-active individual to join us as an Aquarist.

In the heart of Bristol located on the Harbourside, our Aquarium hosts our largest display of native species themed around a sunken ship.  Other displays include an amazing underwater walkthrough tunnel which includes exotic species.  Bristol Aquarium also has a large botanical house home to an array of plant species as well as Coral Sea display which is home to a number of species of sharks and tropical fish. 

The responsibility of the Aquarist will be varied, challenging, but extremely rewarding.  A hands-on approach is required to ensure you achieve the highest standard of animal care and husbandry.

You will be responsible for maintaining and developing displays and exhibits, including our Botanical House Gardens, along with promoting public education and awareness in relation to conservation of biodiversity.

In addition to this you will also maintain clean, tidy and safe standards of all plant rooms; tool rooms, laboratories and quarantine facilities. 


The successful candidate will be expected to be very personable and able to communicate well with the visitors, including delivering public talks and design and run education sessions.
This is full time post working on a rotation basis which includes regular weekends and bank holidays. 

Aspro Ocio is a Spanish multinational company with its headquarters based in Madrid.  Aspro owns and operates over 40 leisure attractions across Europe. 

Here in the UK Aspro owns and operates Blue Planet Aquarium, Deep Sea World, Bristol Aquarium, 4 Blue Reef Aquariums, Smugglers Adventure and Oakwood Theme Park. 

If interested, please send your CV covering letter to: Janeen Pickup, Aspro UK Group HR Manager, c/o Blue Planet Aquarium, Cheshire Oaks, Cheshire, CH65 9LF.  Or email us at: [email protected]

The Bristol Aquarium is committed to Equal Opportunities:    

Closing Date: 31st December 2012, interviews will take place the on the 8th and 9th January 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.