VACANCY AT TYNEMOUTH AQUARIUM

Join the Zoological Team at Blue Reef Aquarium Tynemouth!

Aquarist
The aquarium is part of Deep Sea Leisure plc which has 6 other aquarium visitor attractions in the group. With over 40 naturally themed exhibits our displays include the Amazonian feature, undersea safari and tropical reef biome.

You will be responsible for the husbandry of all displays and maintenance of life support systems. A proven track record in fish and coral husbandry is desirable. A proven ability to design, construct and maintain aquaria is a must and familiarity with PVC pipework, basic joinery and maintenance of life support equipment including pumps is a must. Other responsibilities will include providing veterinary care, display development and breeding programmes as directed.

It’s important that all visitors have an enjoyable day out and this is where you 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 presentations. It’s essential therefore that you enjoy and are just as confident working behind the scenes as well as Front of House.

This is a full time position and often includes working weekends and bank holidays. The successful applicant will be expected to help cover alarm callout cover on a rota basis and therefore will need to live or relocate within a 20 minute drive time of the Aquarium.
If interested, please send your CV and covering letter outlining your salary expectations 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 our requirements. Please include your salary expectations. Closing date: 10th October 2012

Blue Reef Aquarium is committed to Equal Opportunities: www.bluereefaquarium.co.uk
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.