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Join our team and make a real difference. Located in the one of the most pristine estuarine environments Port Stephens NSW Australia, Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters is a visitor’s attraction which interactive aquarium setting trends conservation efforts in our seas. The Aquarium employs has a small team of people dedicate to environment. The aquarium has various full, part-time and casual opportunities available throughout the year. We are an equal opportunity employer and invite all qualified applicants to join us in connecting our visitors to the natural world.

Our Team Role Overview

To join our team there are two main roles administration associate and aquarist positons, these roles deliver the highest standards of interactive Aquatic Education programs to visitors of all ages. As a member of the Irukandji team, the Educator and administrators help to ensure the delivery of fun, safe, professional and educational programs with live marine animals.

Key Accountabilities – Administration Positions

  • Assisting the coordinator and manager with administrative tasks;
  • Highest level of customer Care
  • Experience and knowledge using computer systems Mac and Microsoft
  • Continually improving our impact on the environment and greening of operations through support of EMS protocols;
  • Maintaining organizational safety standards;
  • Strong problem solving, organizational, and leadership skills;
  • Must be creative, flexible, and enthusiastic;
  • Basic knowledge of word processing, database management, and publishing software;
  • Active demonstration of the company’s goals, values and mission.

Key Accountabilities – Aquarist Positions

  • Highest level of customer Care
  • Setting up and packing up education program displays and props; cleaning inside/outside classrooms and storage areas;
  • Assisting with assembly, preparation, maintenance of program materials and supplies;
  • Contributing to ongoing development and improvement to Aquarium.
  • Continually improving our impact on the environment and greening of operations through support of EMS protocols.

Cares for The Aquarium Animals by:

  • Assisting in animal husbandry duties including habitat cleaning, feeding and food preparation;
  • Working to maintain life support systems and habitat.
  • Maintaining a good working knowledge of marine and freshwater animals, and ecosystems;
  • Tracking and maintaining animal and life-support system records and supplies.

Requirements Qualifications

  • Ability to work as a cooperative team member, as well as independently
  • Working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Education, Science, Conservation or equivalent work experience;
  • Experience implementing and evaluating educational programs; outreach programming experience an asset;
  • Interpretive teaching experience would be beneficial; emphasis on conservation education and marine/freshwater biology;
  • 1 years’ experience working administration
  • Strong problem solving, organizational, and leadership skills;
  • Must be creative, flexible, and enthusiastic;
  • Basic knowledge of word processing, database management, and publishing software;
  • Active demonstration of the company’s goals, values and mission.

Beneficial Qualifications

  • Animal care or animal husbandry experience would be beneficial.
  • Knowledge of marine and aquatic habitats, and conservation issues. Proven commitment to aquatic education and conservation;
  • Strong customer service skills and a positive attitude, able to interact with people of all ages;

Working Conditions

  • Workday often involves long hours and early mornings; flexible schedule (including Holidays);
  • Lifting heavy objects on a daily basis – applicants must be able to safely lift 20 Kgs to chest level;
  • Handling live marine invertebrates, fish and other program animals, as well as their food; exposure to live or dead animals may result in stings, punctures or cuts;
  • Shared work space in a team environment and open concept office environment;
  • Animal care and maintenance.

To Apply: Your application should consist of:

Resume (or CV) that sets out your education, work history and other facts about yourself that relate to the role (maximum of 4 pages)

Cover letter that summarises your skills, qualifications and experience, and addresses the following targeted questions (maximum of 2 pages):

Q1. Please describe a time when you have needed to show initiative to deliver work in a short timeframe. What needed to be done, what initiative did you show and what was the result?

Q2. Please explain a time when you have demonstrated safe work practices & in particular identified hazards in the workplace. What was the safety issue and what did you do to ensure the safety of yourself and/or others?

The information provided in your application must demonstrate that you meet the focus capabilities and other essential requirements of the role. (Refer to the role description for details about these capabilities and the behaviors associated with them. The role description also lists any other essential role requirements).

Irukandji is a non – smoking workplace and smoking is only permitted in designated areas.

To apply now attach your answers, resume and cover letter. Special note: please pay careful attention to the above process.

Enquiries:

Ryan Pereira (02) 49822476 or 0428 747 373 or via the apply now link