Sealife Adventure – DISPLAYS CURATOR
We are looking for a Displays Curator
Southend Sea Life Adventure has over the last 12 months expanded its collection to include penguins, otters and meerkats. Further expansion plans now mean that we have a requirement for an experienced Curator to lead the existing team and further development of the aquarium including the addition of a variety of new species along with further expanding the team. You will have significant experience working as a displays head within a public aquarium and other similar fields.
You need to e-mail your application by Friday 31st January 2018
- Take full responsibility for the Animal care department, to include:
- Ensuring the highest possible levels of husbandry is maintained, complying with all legislative requirements
- Responsibility for the delivery and ongoing operation and maintenance of all life support systems
- Be responsible for the opening and lock down of the aquarium
- Ensuring all records are properly kept
- Ensure that agreed progress to projects is made
- Assist and guide the ongoing development plans of the site, with its continued expansion. Providing a lead for creativity with new ideas, developments and best practice.
- Compile training schedules and ensure completion of training for all junior staff.
- Contribute to the development and training of our talk’s hosts, and carry out assessments where necessary.
- Ensure compliance with all Health & Safety standards and legislation that could affect the health & safety of staff, customers and animals.
- Report any issues and feedback to senior management. This includes maintenance, health & safety, training or staff issues.
- Respond to out of hours call outs, and take the lead on resolving problems.
- Discuss and solve any problems that may arise from staff and customers in a helpful, professional manner
You need to:
- Understand the vision, mission, objectives and culture of the company, communicate it to others with belief and passion and relate it to the work of the displays department
- Have an excellent working knowledge of our husbandry practices and animal health
- Work with both internal and external organisations, consultants and specialists for ongoing development
- Ensure a full ethical stance is applied to all aspects of the site along with future development plans
- Have excellent attention to detail
- Hold an exemplary disciplinary record
- Have the ability to energise, inspire and motivate others
- Be able to implement best practice to ensure ongoing improvement of the department
- Lead everyone in the same direction by creating and leading the culture of their teams
- Be able to deliver research and conservational projects relevant to the site and local area
- You must be available to work bank holidays, weekends and all holiday periods i.e. school half terms, Easter and summer
- Be available for alarm callouts, living within a reasonable distance of site to perform such duties
The position includes a competitive salary and a benefits package which includes discounts throughout the Stockvale Group