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Mammals Trainer (Full-time) | SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

Advertiser: Merlin Entertainments Group4.3 out of 54.3 overall rating (4 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
20 Jun 2019
Sunshine Coast
Work Type
Full Time
Farming, Animals & Conservation, Conservation, Parks & Wildlife

Mammals Trainer (Full-time) | SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast, Parkyn Parade
Mooloolaba, QLD, 4557

Are you passionate about marine mammals?  Would you like to work for a star attraction on the Sunshine Coast ensuring that our guests have a magical experience from start to finish? Then we could have the ideal role for you!

We have a fantastic opportunity to join our SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast team as a full-time Mammals Trainer. 

About the Role

The role available is focused on ensuring that our guests are having the most amazing experiences and here at Merlin we have a real focus on FUN!  Our team members are the friendly welcoming faces of SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast.

The successful candidate will support the Mammals Manager and have diverse tasks including ensuring the mammal pinniped exhibits and behind the scenes areas are maintained adequately, participate in the daily care and behavioural conditioning of pinnipeds, preparing animals diets and participation in animal presentations. This role is perfect for someone looking for an opportunity to work with seals and to live a great life style on the sunshine coast.

About You

In order to be successful in this varied role the ideal candidate will demonstrate these essential and desirable requirements:


-                 At least 2 years’ experience in the marine mammal training field or similar

-                 Proficient knowledge and application of operant conditioning principles

-                 Excellent public speaking and visitor services skills

-                 Excellent observation and record keeping skills

-                 Excellent verbal and written communication skills

-                 The ability to swim confidently and be able to lift 20kgs

-                 Hold a Blue Card prior to commencement


-                 Bachelor degree in biology, zoology, psychology, related field or a certificate in captive animal management or similar.

-                 Current drivers licence

-                 First aid or oxygen resuscitation training


Great people, great perks! Alongside a fun and collaborative environment, with a competitive salary, you can enjoy our amazing benefits package, including a discretionary company bonus, corporate partnership discounts, and of course, a Merlin Magic Pass, which entitles you and your family and friends free admission to all our attractions worldwide. Perhaps the biggest benefit of joining us however, are the invaluable opportunities for further career training and development across our ever-expanding group.  

About Us

MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS plc is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment. Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 111 attractions, 12 hotels/4 holiday villages in 23 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its almost 63 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and c26,000 employees (peak season). 

Merlin currently has 11 attractions in Australia and New Zealand including WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo and WILD LIFE Hamilton Island; Madame Tussauds, Sydney; Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures & Zip Line; the Sydney Tower Eye, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, the brand new LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre in Melbourne, SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast, Queensland and SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s Auckland, NZ. Visit for more information.

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