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Displays Supervisor

SEA LIFE Centre Weymouth

SEA LIFE Centre Weymouth

Dorset Closing date for applications is: 24th Dec 2019
Contact: Michael Best ([email protected])
Sector: Education
Type: Paid
Contract type: Full-time

We are SEA LIFE Weymouth and we are part of the magical Merlin Entertainments!

We’re looking for a knowledgeable and passionate Displays Supervisor to help lead the displays team here at Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park. 

About the role

In this role you will take responsibility for ensuring the continual development and innovation within the display’s areas (we have over 50 displays!). Working with the Curator you will lead and motivate the team of Aquarists to undertake the vital day to day tasks involved in caring for our amazing creatures, from Little Penguins (Eudyptula minor), to looking after our seahorse nursery which includes weedy sea dragons and the amazing Broadclub Cuttlefish, we have over a thousand species here and lots of life support systems to take care of! You will also help manage and support the team to achieve their own potential.

You’ll be responsible for the maintenance plans of the life support systems along with the cleanliness and presentation of our displays, always striving for world class! You will ensure suitable diets and feed plans are in place for our creatures, as well as continuing to develop our excellent animal welfare across the collection.

In addition to this, you’ll be given the opportunity to support in new exciting exhibit developments with a proactive focus on the correct care and attention to the quarantine and transportation process and implementation of policies and procedures that maximise the management of animal husbandry and innovation throughout the attraction.

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

About you

You’ll be a dynamic, confident and a self-motivated individual; who will be an integral part of the team aiming for a centre of excellence in marine management, conservation and education. 

It goes without saying that you will have a robust knowledge of aquatic animal husbandry and can communicate to all employees and our guests, as well as delivering a highly immersive experience to all our visitors.

Using your experience gained through working in a similar environment, you will have the ability to engage the team to make innovative operational changes which evolve and continually improve our working practices. You’ll have a good understanding of zoo licensing process and requirements having been through a zoo licence in a previous role, some project management experience would be an advantage and ideally, you’ll be educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant discipline.

About the benefits 

Alongside a salary of £21,500.00 per annum, you’ll also enjoy holiday entitlement that increases with service length (starting with 28 days, inclusive of bank holidays, and rising to 33 days) and look forward to a great benefits package including a Group Personal Pension Plan, Merlin Magic Pass (giving free admission to all of Merlin’s attractions) an Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, 25% discount in our retail shops and restaurants, 40% discount online off of LEGO, and much more!

Perhaps the biggest benefit of joining us, are the amazing opportunities to advance your career. Merlin is a large, global, expanding business, with no end of curatorial, operational, or general management 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.

About us

Weymouth Cluster includes SEA LIFE, with Dorset’s greatest adventure playground – Caribbean Cove and the Splash Zone and pool, Pirate Adventure Mini Golf and a seasonal Land Train operation. SEA LIFE today is far more than just an aquarium; it's a living, breathing, interactive habitat that's all about immersing visitors in the experience. Visitors come to meet the famous (and infamous) pirates and their deeds and legends at the Pirate Adventure Mini golf.

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