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In this role you will oversee daily husbandry operations of the SeaWorld Abu Dhabi aquarium population including fish, reptiles, and invertebrates. Manage and develop the Dynamic Habitats colleagues. Oversee the care and maintenance of all guest-facing displays as well as quarantine facilities. Responsible for area resourcing, development, communication and the operation of the animal area in the absence of the assigned Zoological Manager.
The job scope includes:
Being responsible for supporting the Zoological Manager in all operations of animal area
Develop all colleagues working in Dynamic Habitats team
Maintain and improve the high standards of animal care and welfare at SWAD facilities that meet or exceed all professional zoo/aquarium accreditation standards
Maintain open and continuous lines of communication with the Zoological Director, Zoological Manager, and other Zoological Department leaders
Develop and update resourcing plans for the Dynamic Habitats (Aquarium) area.
Establish and maintain a positive atmosphere which ensures the highest level of colleague performance, engagement and guest service while enforcing and complying with safety procedures and guidelines.
Encourage and demonstrate professional communication internally and with all departments that interact with the Zoological department
Supervises, trains, and coaches colleagues while ensuring proper training and development in accordance with SEA and Farah Experiences guidelines.
Assists in the evaluation of departmental colleagues including annual performance reviews and development plans.
Supervises the entire SeaWorld Abu Dhabi dynamic habitats collection (fish, reptiles, and invertebrates) in line with SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment global zoological goals and initiatives, including all aspects of behavior, health and husbandry, acquisition and disposition, and guest contact and interaction programs
Develop and maintain safety protocols to ensure a safe working environment for guests, colleagues, and animals
To be considered for this role, you will need:
Bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, related to the Zoological field to include: animal sciences, other natural sciences or education
Must be SCUBA certified
5+ years of animal husbandry experience in a zoo, aquarium, or oceanarium
2 years’ proven experience working in a Zoological team in a marine life park
Exceptional leadership, communication and teamwork skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Familiar with professional zoo/aquarium and animal conservation communities
Committed to delivering high-quality guest experience programs
Demonstrates commitment to company values and safety
Able to work varying shifts based on business need. This includes: opening, mid, and closing shifts, nights, weekends and public holidays
Demonstrates a positive and professional open-minded attitude.
Demonstrate a history of colleague development through education and supportive feedback
Excellent proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (i.e. Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
Must have strong presentation and problem solving skills.
Submissions: via our careers site or send updated CVs to firstname.lastname@example.org
SeaWorld, Abu DhabiYas Island, Abu Dhabi. United Arab Emirates
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