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Join our team and make a real difference. Located in the pristine Port Stephens NSW Australia, Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters is an attraction which interactive aquarium setting trends for conservation efforts in our seas. The Aquarium has a small team of people dedicate to the environment. 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
  • Maintaining organisational safety standards;
  • Strong problem solving, organisational, 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 Animal and customer Care
  • Contributing to ongoing development and improvements to Irukandji
  • Continually improving our impact on the environment and greening of operations.

Cares for The Aquarium Animals by:

  • 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, Captive animals Cert 111 or equivalent work experience
  • Experience implementing and evaluating educational programs
  • Interpretive teaching experience would be beneficial; emphasis on conservation education and marine/freshwater biology;
  • Strong problem solving, organisational, and leadership skills;
  • Must be creative, flexible, and enthusiastic;
  • Active demonstration of the company’s goals, values and mission.

Beneficial Qualifications

  • Animal care or animal husbandry experience.
  • 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;

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

Cover letter specific to this position that addresses your knowledge of Irukandji and passion for ocean conservation.

Aquarist Position Vacant @ Irukandji

Resumes by 03/12/18

To apply now & attach resume and cover letter.

Enquiries:

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