Closing date 13th June 2022
We are looking for an experienced Curator to lead our dedicated and motivated animal care team at Skegness Aquarium, home to over a thousand animals.
Skegness Aquarium is owned by a family run business and as such, the Curator will always have the support from the General Manager to allow animal welfare to be at the heart of decision making, as it should be for any modern zoo or aquarium.
The Curator role, at Skegness Aquarium, is a fundamental part of the attraction’s senior management team and assumes leadership for our talented animal care team with support from an Assistant Curator and two Senior Aquarists. They will also be responsible to lead the team in maintaining and developing a variety of exhibits and their life support systems that are home to a wide range of marine vertebrates as well as reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. We are looking for someone with the right balance of animal and people skills as gained through industry experience to lead and inspire our team of aquarists, as well as maintaining excellent relationships within the industry.
The right candidate will already have gained experience within the industry and will provide strategic oversight to maintain the highest animal welfare and husbandry standards, as well as leading our team to continue to drive the aquarium to meet and exceed our ambitious goals.
You will also need to have a comprehensive understanding of the UK zoo licensing process and regulations, able to the lead the team to ensure continued high standards to the benefit of our animals and business. Our next renewal is due in 3years time and our current license has no additional conditions or directions.