Job opportunity – Displays Supervisor

We are on the lookout for an Aquarium Displays Supervisor in the heart of the world-famous St Andrews with spectacular views across West Sands beach. St Andrews Aquarium is a family run, premier attraction where we pride ourselves on delivering amazing, unique exhibits for our guests each and every day. At St Andrews Aquarium, a positive team spirit, creative flare and hard work go hand in hand to create a memorable visit for our guests!

About the role

As the supervisor of our displays team, you will report to the Displays manager and assist with the management and development of displays, whilst building the very highest standards of display presentation and animal husbandry.
In this exciting and varied role, you will lead, motivate, and inspire a team of aquarists and animal care specialists to undertake the vital day to day tasks involved in caring for our animals.
Using your creative vision and being an expert in your field, you will be able to deliver innovative animal displays, novel concepts and effective life support systems to ensure the continual development and innovation of our displays, giving our guests a compelling reason to visit.
Through the management, organization, and continued development of your team, you will ensure top quality care for our amazing variety of creatures, from West African dwarf crocodiles to seahorses, seals to Humboldt penguins, marmosets to rays. Your processes will guarantee that all areas of our attraction constantly confirm to all current legal and company standards whilst achieving exceptional levels of customer service for all our visitors.
You’ll be responsible for the maintenance plans of the life support systems along with the cleanliness and presentation of our displays, always striving for world class! You will ensure suitable diets and feed plans are in place for our creatures, as well as continuing to develop our excellent animal welfare across the collection.
In addition to this, you will be given the opportunity to support in new exciting exhibit developments with a proactive focus on the correct care and attention to the quarantine and transportation process and implementation of policies and procedures that maximize the management of animal husbandry and innovation throughout the attraction.
This role is Full Time and includes working a regular, fair share of weekends and bank holidays as required as well as providing emergency call out cover on a roster basis.

About you

You will be a dynamic, hands-on, confident and a self-motivated individual! You will be a strong communicator who can lead, develop, and support our small displays team in creating a center of excellence in public aquarium management, conservation and education.
You will have experience working within a senior level role in the aquarium industry, and have a sound knowledge of aquatic animal husbandry, , managing water chemistry, the operation of complex life support systems and their maintenance, aquatic animal health, acquisition, transportation, quarantining and experience in the movement of a variety of fish and invertebrates.
Although not essential, it would be desirable to see a portfolio of previous displays that demonstrate your practical ability to create spectacular displays that deliver a highly immersive visitor experience. You will also have a good understanding of zoo licensing regulations and some project management experience.
Ideally, you’ll have a degree level qualification in animal care, marine biology or equivalent and a valid First aid certification is preferred.

Why join St Andrews Aquarium

When you join us, you’ll receive a competitive salary (depending on experience), 30 days holiday including bank holidays. Benefits include NEST Pension Plan, 25% discount in our retail shop. Free admission to St Andrews Aquarium for family and friends.