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Circa £40,000 per annum
Manchester, UK
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Aquarium Displays Curator
County Wicklow, Ireland
County Wicklow, Ireland
Wicklow
United Kingdom
Competitive
Full time
27 Feb 2020
Curator SEA LIFE Bray
13 Feb 2020
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We are SEA LIFE Bray and we are part of the magical Merlin Entertainments!

Right now, we are looking for an experienced Aquarium Displays Curator to join our Senior Team at the National SEA LIFE Centre, based in the seaside resort of Bray in County Wicklow, Ireland.

About the role
It's not easy recreating the beauty of the deep! That's why, as the Leader of our Displays Team, you'll oversee the management and development of displays, whilst building the very highest standards of display presentation and animal husbandry.

In this exciting and varied role, you will manage the day to day operation of the displays department and work alongside your colleagues locally and centrally to deliver our strategic plan for the site.

Using your creative vision and being an expert in your field, you’ll be able to deliver innovative animal displays, novel concepts and effective life support systems to ensure the continual development and innovation of our displays, giving our guests a compelling reason to visit.

Through the management, organisation and continued development of your team, you will ensure top quality care for our amazing variety of creatures, from Softshell Turtles to Seahorses and Blacktip Reef Shark to our Cownose Rays. Your processes will guarantee that all areas of our attraction constantly confirm to all current legal and company standards whilst achieving exceptional levels of customer service for all our visitors.

You will creatively work alongside the attraction marketing team to identify and develop PR stories and social media content which engages with our customers and have full budget accountability to ensure the most efficient use of resources across all areas.

This role is Full Time and includes working a regular, fair share of weekends and bank holidays as required as well as providing emergency call out cover on a roster basis.

About you
You’ll need to be a dynamic, hands-on, confident and a self-motivated individual! You will be a strong communicator who can lead, develop and support our small displays team in creating a centre of excellence in public aquarium management, conservation and education.

Gained through experience working within a senior level role in the aquarium industry, you will have a robust knowledge of aquatic animal husbandry, the operation of complex life support systems and their maintenance, managing water chemistry, aquatic animal health, acquisition, transportation, quarantining and experience in the movement of a variety of fish and invertebrates.

You will have previously demonstrated your practical ability to create spectacular displays that deliver a highly immersive visitor experience. You’ll also have a good understanding of zoo licensing regulations and some project management experience.

Ideally, you’ll have a degree level qualification in animal care, marine biology or equivalent and a valid Rescue SCUBA certification (or equivalent level) is preferred. In addition to this a strong understanding of our business requirements and how they relate to the operation of the aquarium and the displays team.

Why join Team SEA LIFE?
When you join us, you’ll receive a salary of €28,000 - €29,000 per annum (depending on experience), 34 days holiday including bank holidays and 25% discount in our retail shops and restaurants.

You’ll also get your flippers on a Merlin Magic Pass - giving you free tickets to our attractions across the GLOBE!

Merlin is a large, global, expanding business, with no end of curatorial roles, so for an ambitious and talented individual looking to go much further with their career, we can provide the opportunities and the support to help you realise your potential.
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