Aquarist

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, King St & Flinders St
Melbourne, VIC, 3000
Australia


Are you passionate about marine life? Do you love Jellyfish? Would you like to work for one of Melbourne’s most loved attractions creating incredible experiences for our guests?  Then you have the magic to join the team at SEA LIFE Melbourne!

About the Role

We currently have one jellytastic opportunity within our Curatorial team, as a full-time permanent Aquarist!

This role will be primarily working in our jellyfish exhibition “Ocean Invaders” creating mesmerising displays of gelatinous sea creatures and working in our Jelly Lab to nurture and grow them. Additionally, this position will be managing the day-to-day operation of the exhibit and the lab.

This further involves:

  • The culture and husbandry of a variety of jellyfish species.
  • Developing culture techniques for new species.
  • Ensuring high levels of animal husbandry and welfare at all times.
  • Maintaining high standards of cleanliness and biosecurity throughout the facility.
  • Assist in the maintenance and development of the exhibits, lighting and interactives.
  • Assist in the routine maintenance of Life Support Systems 
  • Educating and engaging our visitors through delivering talks and social media content
  • Onsite diving when required

Please note that this position follow a three week rotating roster where you will be required to work weekends.

About You

Do you:

  • Hold a relevant biological science qualification or have demonstrated equivalent experience within this field?
  • Do you have experience working with micro algae or aquatic invertebrates?
  • Do you have experience working with marine aquaria?
  • Have current diving qualifications?
  • Have experience in a laboratory setting?

The above coupled with your passion for marine animals and your commitment to ensuring clean, amazing exhibits and exercise best practice animal husbandry while delivering an amazing guest experience is exactly what we are looking for. Experience working with Jellyfish, planktonic organisms or in a laboratory would be an advantage.

You are an exceptional communicator, are solution focused, and are able to use your experience to work well in a successful and collaborative team. You have a flexible and adaptable approach along with high attention to detail and demonstrate strong organisational and time management skills.

Please note that in line with the current Victorian Public Health Order, only suitable applicants who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or hold a medical exemption will be considered.

About the Benefits 
The salary is competitive and other perks include:

  • Corporate benefits including free access to all our attractions worldwide
  • Birthday leave and 3 volunteer days to give back to a social cause you care about
  • Autonomy to introduce disruptive thinking in your profession
  • Global opportunities to develop and progress your skills and career
  • Being part of a business built on fun

About Us:

Merlin Entertainments is the company behind iconic brands like SEA LIFE, Madame Tussauds, LEGOLAND, and Peppa Pig World of Play. We operate in over 130 attractions across 25 countries, delivering memorable experiences to 54 million+ visitors a year.

So, if you are vibrant and passionate about delivering an amazing service within a great company and in a team who loves what we do – then we want to hear from you! 

Everyone Matters at Merlin.

At Merlin we welcome the world to our magical attractions and resorts every day and we want to reflect that same multicultural mix inside our business too. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse workplace where people can be themselves, have the same opportunities and thrive together. Because at Merlin, everyone matters!

Together, we work to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, no matter their age, race, gender, disability or sexual orientation. Although we understand that we'll always be learning and growing, we aim to be the most inclusive and flexible employer in our industry.