The Aquarist is an integral part of the Husbandry team, reporting to the assistant Curator.

This post is a fixed term contract to cover maternity leave and will terminate in 31 March 2019. The salary is £18,135 per annum. The hours of work are 39 per week over 5 days, working one in three weekends on a rota basis. Some out of hours and bank holiday work can also be expected due to the nature of the job. Other benefits include 25 days holiday per annum, plus bank holidays and pension scheme.

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The main duties involved are participation in the routine preparation of feeds, feeding and maintenance of the displays and quarantine including system water quality. This will involve working with other team members to maintain the exhibits, livestock and Life Support Systems.





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Download and complete an application form from or collect a paper application form from The Deep visitor attraction reception or retail desk between 10am and 5pm each day.  For queries please contact: Louise Kirby at, 01482 381004.  Deadline for receipt of completed application is 9am, Monday 19 February 2018.  Interviews are likely to be held week commencing 26 February 2018, and the start date for the job is intended to be shortly after this.

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  • Open daily from 10am until 6pm
  • Last admission is at 5pm, although we recommended you to arrive no later than 4pm
  • The Deep’s peak times are between 11am – 2pm, should you prefer a quieter environment please visit outside these times.
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The Deep Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP

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Child (aged 3 to 15) £9.90 £11.00
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