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Head Aquarist
Mooloolaba QLD, Australia
Mooloolaba QLD, Australia
Sunshine Coast Regional
Australia
Competitive
Full time
07 Apr 2020
12 Mar 2020
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Are you passionate, highly motivated and love working in a dynamic environment within a team? We have an exciting opportunity for you to join us at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast, for a fixed term contract (May 2021) as a Head Keeper within our Displays Team. Reporting to the Displays Supervisor, this role delivers effective day to day overseeing of a portion of the aquarium and ensures best practice animal husbandry for all species under the care of the Displays team. Key duties will include operation of the life support systems, testing and managing water quality, the acquisition, quarantine and daily care of a variety of species as well as team supervision and training. This position involves working a 5 day week including work on weekends and public holidays.

To shine in this role it is essential that you have extensive animal management experience in an Aquarium or Zoological environment, hands-on skills in operating complex life support systems and experience mentoring and leading small teams. You will feel confident in your ability to expertly maintain daily contact with a broad variety of animals in a varied building climate.

Qualifications in Veterinary Care, Marine Biology, Oceanography, Zoological, Aquaculture or a related discipline are desirable. As this position involves diving duties, Recreational Dive Master qualifications or higher, first aid and oxygen resuscitation are also desirable.

You will also feel at ease liaising with a variety of internal and external stakeholders including senior management and the media when required.

You will have the ability to lift/carry up to 30kg and perform regular physical tasks that include bending, climbing, squatting, balance, crouching and be comfortable on your feet.

Current Australian working rights are essential!

So... if you are an inspirational leader who is vibrant and passionate about delivering exceptional displays and amazing guest experiences to help drive the success of our attraction – then we want to hear from you!
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