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Aquarist (Casual) | 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
5 Sept 2019
Sunshine Coast
Work Type
Hospitality & Tourism, Other

Aquarist (Casual) | SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

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


Are you passionate about aquariums? Would you like to work for one of Sunshine Coast’s star attraction ensuring that our animals receive the highest level or care and our guest have a magical experience? An exciting opportunity currently exists to join our team of Aquarists.

This entry level casual position involves assisting the Displays department with the day to day running of the aquarium. This position involves working with a variety of across our collection including sea jellies, saltwater and freshwater species and land based reptiles. You will have the chance to not only care for these amazing animals, but also to promote education and conservation through providing a unique experience for our visitors. This position involves a varied hours roster including work on weekends and public holidays.


About You

Mandatory Requirements:

  • Current Australian working rights is essential
  • Excellent observation and record keeping skills, verbal and written communication skills, organisational and decision making skills'
  • Computer skills using MS Office
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable including making the most of a challenging or unfamiliar environment, the ability to act with urgency and respond positively to situations
  • Ability to problem solve, including understanding the issues, the cause of the issues and making sound decisions to ensure the issues are resolved
  • Current Manual Driver’s Licence
  • Ability to bending/Stoop; Squat; Crawl; Crouch; Kneel; Balance; Climb Heights (4m); Carry and Lift up to 30kg


  • Bachelor degree in biology, zoology, marine science or related field
  • SCUBA certification of dive master, Instructor or commercial diving qualification (Scientific diving) (ability to obtain within 6 months of employment)
  • Knowledge and practical experience within the aquarium industry
  • Experience in identification of animal health issues and their treatment.
  • Experience with Life Support Systems & Water Quality monitoring
  • First Aid and/ or Oxy Resuscitation training
  • Mechanical Aptitude

Ability to work a flexible weekly schedule including weekend work and a combination of day, evening and over night shifts where necessary.



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 13 attractions in Australia and New Zealand including the stunning Hotham and Falls Creek Alpine Resorts in Victoria; 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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