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Penguin Keeper Part Time

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
2 Aug 2019
Sydney, CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
Work Type
Part Time
Farming, Animals & Conservation, Conservation, Parks & Wildlife

Penguin Keeper Part Time

SEA LIFE Sydney, 1-5 Wheat Rd; Darling Harbour
Sydney, NSW, 2000

Are you passionate about conservation and creating incredible guest experiences for our multitude of visitors? Are you longing to be a member of our Sub-Antarctic Penguin Husbandry team, looking after a waddle of King and a raft of Gentoo penguins? This recently opened state-of-the art exhibit features many world-first components.

We have a fantastic opportunity for you to join our dynamic Curatorial team as a Penguin Keeper.

About the Role

Our Penguin Keepers enthusiastically participate in the husbandry and upkeep of our Sub-Antarctic Penguin collection, including routine maintenance of the exhibit and back-of-house areas, preparation of daily diets and penguin feeding, and assisting with our very exciting, fast-approaching first Gentoo penguin breeding season.  We are interested to hear from potential staff who are reliable, hard-working, observant and passionate with a positive attitude.

Key responsibilities include;

·         Perform and monitor daily feeds of our King and Gentoo penguin colony.

·         Clean exhibit on a daily basis.

·         Monitor penguins and public during public encounters.

·         Observe penguins for any signs of stress or illness.

·         Keep accurate records of all activities.

·         Interact with our guests and enjoy public talks on a regular basis.

·         Identify and develop and implement penguin behavioural management plans.

·         Perform other duties as required.

About You


Science Degree: Marine Biology, Aquaculture or equivalent education, training and experience. 


Essential Skills & Experience:
Experience in either an Aquarium, Zoo and/or Wildlife institution
Aquarium Life Support and Water Quality experience 
Excellent communication skills
Good public speaking skills 
Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team
Good problem solving skills

Current First Aid / CPR / Oxygen Administration
Rescue Diver

Physical Demands:

You are able to lift 50 lbs. to shoulder height, can carry materials, transport boxes, buckets, and frozen fish throughout the facility. You are able to work on a roster, including working weekends and public holidays. You are able to stand, walk and work for long periods in a cold environment.

About Us

We are MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS, Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator. Merlin runs 110 attractions in 23 countries across four continents.  We aim to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to our 54 million visitors annually worldwide, through our iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of our managers and more than 26,000 employees. Why do we do it? For the love of FUN!!!!!! 

So, whether it’s meandering through the Great Barrier Reef, touching Cushion Sea-Stars at our rock pool or coming face-to-face with a dugong. These world class experiences are only made possible by the care, passion, dedication and commitment of our fantastic husbandry team, of which you will be an integral part of.  These SEA LIFE teams are all built on the foundation of an incredible commitment to conservation and a need to share the beauty of our aquatic ambassadors with the world in an engaging and interactive way. 

If you are a team player, and the thought of delivering this magic to over a million guests a year makes you smile,  you are vibrant and passionate about educating guests and creating memorable experiences in a great company and team who Love What We Do, we want to hear from you!


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