From time to time we have vacancies at our popular attraction.  Please see below for any current opportunities we have available.

To express an interest in our seasonal vacancies please send a current CV to

Senior Aquarist

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Skegness Aquarium for an experienced Senior Aquarist to join our passionate and busy team.

As Senior Aquarist, you would be supporting the new General Manager and the Assistant Curator in leading and developing our hardworking team, as well as coming up with exciting new ideas and concepts for our displays and conservation work.

Skegness Aquarium is set in an interactive Treasure Island themed environment and is home to an interesting collection of tropical marine, tropical freshwater and terrestrial species with scope to introduce new species and further develop or redesign displays in the future.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with leading and developing the team
  • Daily husbandry tasks and maintenance of displays
  • Maintaining the highest standards of animal welfare and striving to constantly make improvements
  • Ensuring compliance with zoo licensing and delivering basic veterinary care & treatments
  • Life support systems maintenance
  • Record keeping
  • Guest interpretation and interaction

Essential requirements:

  • Minimum two years’ experience working within the aquarium industry
  • Experience of tropical marine aquatic husbandry and sound knowledge of aquarium life support systems
  • Experience in providing basic veterinary treatments and care under Vets’ guidance
  • Proven leadership skills essential with previous management experience highly desirable
  • Proven ability to work under own initiative, high attention to detail and key team player
  • Good communication skills and confidence speaking in public and interacting with visitors
  • Excellent record keeping skills and knowledge of British zoo licensing procedure
  • Passionate about delivering the highest standards throughout the work environment
  • Be able to relocate within 30 minutes of the aquarium

Desirable requirements:

  • Qualification/degree in marine biology, animal care or similar
  • DMZAA would be beneficial but not essential
  • Dive qualifications of minimum PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent, and be able to obtain a HSE Dive Medical
  • Experience working with corals and terrestrial invertebrates, amphibians and reptiles
  • Experience developing conservation initiatives

This is a full time position which includes working regular weekends and bank holidays as well as being on call for out of hour’s emergencies, working sometimes early or late to meet business and animal care demands. 

For more information please contact, or to apply send a CV and cover letter to:

Kay Newman

Skegness Aquarium, Tower Esplanade, Skegness, Lincolnshire, PE25 3HH.

Due to the high number of applicants, we regret that only candidates invited for interview will be contacted.

Closing date: 31.08.18

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Tower Esplanade, Skegness, Lincolnshire
PE25 3HH