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Assistant Aquarist - Full time

Advertiser: Merlin Entertainments GroupMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
5 Nov 2019
Auckland, Auckland Central
Work Type
Full Time
Science & Technology, Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Assistant Aquarist - Full time

Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE Aquarium, 23 Tamaki Dr; Orakei
Auckland, AUCKLAND, New Zealand
New Zealand

Are you passionate about Aquatic Animal husbandry? Would you like to work for one of Auckland’s star attractions ensuring that our aquarium animals receive the highest level of care and our guests have a magical experience? Then we could have the ideal role for you. We currently have a Full Time Assistant Aquarist vacancy within our team at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s Auckland.


About the Role

Reporting to the Team Leader of the Fish Department, this role is responsible for assisting in delivering best practice animal husbandry as well as providing an amazing experience for our visitors.  You will have the opportunity to work across all aquatic exhibits within the aquarium.

Your duties include but are not limited to:

  • Monitoring aquarium systems and animals
  • Food preparation and feeding of fish and marine animals
  • Cleaning and maintaining the exhibits and quarantine tanks
  • Delivering inspiring guest presentations
  • Guiding our Shark Cage adventure
  • SCUBA diving within the exhibits for husbandry proposes

About You

You are excited to share your passion and knowledge about animals and the marine environment with our guests. You display a positive disposition, commitment, strong work ethic and a capacity to work through challenges to resolution. Aquatic animal husbandry experience and knowledge would be a definite advantage, in addition to physical fitness as some heavy lifting will be involved.


As this position requires occupational SCUBA diving, preference will be given to applicants who currently hold a minimum of PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent. The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a Medical Clearance for Occupational Diving.


This position involves work on weekends and holidays as per the departmental roster.


About Us

We are MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS, Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator. Merlin operates 106 attractions, eight hotels and three holiday villages in 23 countries and 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!!!!!!


We are all about creating memorable experiences for our guests through animal experiences, fascinating animal facts and offering mementos of your visit. There’s also a strong conservation message threaded through our experience which is a core value for all our team.

If you love animals, feel passionate about conservation and love sharing your enthusiasm with others then we could have the job for you.


So if you are a team player who is vibrant and passionate about creating memorable experiences in a great company and team who Love What We Do, we want to hear from you.


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