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About Merlin Entertainments Plc
Merlin Entertainments is a business built on fun. We're Europe's Number 1 and the world's second-largest visitor attraction operator. As you can imagine, running our business calls for a lot of different talents. We love what we do and if you're as serious about fun as we are, rest assured an exciting career awaits.
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Senior Mammal Trainer
Mooloolaba QLD, Australia
Mooloolaba QLD, Australia
Sunshine Coast Regional
Full time
20 Nov 2018
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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 Senior Mammal Trainer.

About the Role
The roles available are 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 Mammal displays and behind the scenes areas are maintained adequately, preparing animals diets and participation in animal presentations. This role is perfect for someone looking for an opportunity to work with seals and 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:

- Understanding 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
- At least 5 years’ experience in the marine mammal training field or similar

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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