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Aquarist (multiple roles FT and casual)

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
10 Sept 2019
Sydney, CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Farming, Animals & Conservation, Conservation, Parks & Wildlife

Aquarist (multiple roles FT and casual)

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

Do you want to work with some of Australia’s most iconic animals in one of the world’s greatest visitor attractions?

Are you passionate about conservation and creating incredible guest experiences?

We have an amazing opportunity for you to join our team here at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium as an Aquarist.

About the Role
As an Aquarist you will assist with maintaining and developing amazing public displays showcasing a variety of both temperate and tropical marine animals including but not limited to a wide variety of teleosts, elasmobranchs, invertebrates and a dugong with a primary focus on welfare and husbandry requirements, water quality and life support parameters. 

About You
Please address this selection criteria in your cover letter.

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

SCUBA Diver – Rescue or willingness to obtain 

 Current C class driver’s license

 Current First Aid / CPR / Oxygen Administration - or willingness to obtain before start

Essential Skills & Experience:
Min 2 years 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
Ability to liaise with front of house team members, and interact with guests to provide amazing and memorable experiences.

Boat Handling experience (Coxswains Unrestricted or restricted)
ADAS Occupation SCUBA Part 1 or Aquarium Diver
Live Specimen Collecting experience
Blue Card (working with children’s check) or willingness to obtain

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 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!!

Whether it’s walking through the Great Barrier Reef, touching seastars at our rockpool or coming face to face with a dugong, these world class experiences are only made possible by the care, passion and commitment of our fantastic team.

Our SEA LIFE teams are all built on the foundation of a commitment to conservation and a need to share the beauty of our underwater workmates with the world!

If the thought of delivering this magic to over a million guests every year makes you smile then we would love to hear more from you.

So if you are a team player who is passionate about creating amazing displays and educating guests about the underwater world in a great company and team who Love What We Do, we want to hear from you!


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