Aquarists x2

Deadline: Friday, June 21, 2019 - 00:00
Employer: The Horniman Museum and Gardens
Contract Duration: 1x Permanent, 1x Temporary, 9 months
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: £22,839 (rising to £23,305)

Salary: £22,839 pa pro rata (rising to £23,305 after probation)
Closing Date: Friday 21 June 2019
Job title and reference: Aquarists - 1 permanent & 1 contract. Ref: CPE8.19
Contract & Hours of work: Full time (35 hours per week) - Permanent - 8am to 4pm, on a fixed rota working three weekends in four (including bank holidays on rota basis)
Full time (35 hours per week) - fixed term for 9 months - 8am to 4pm, on a fixed rota working one weekend in four (including bank holidays on rota basis)

The Horniman Museum and Gardens in south east London has been open since Victorian times, when the tea trader and philanthropist, Frederick John Horniman first opened his house and extraordinary collection of objects to the local community. Since then, our collection has grown significantly and includes internationally important collections of anthropology and musical instruments, as well as an acclaimed aquarium and natural history gallery - all surrounded by 16 acres of beautiful Gardens offering breathtaking views across London.

The Horniman's acclaimed Aquarium aims to inspire people to respect the natural world. It has 15 living displays representing geographically correct biotopes from around the globe, including an historic Victorian Parlour display, a Fijian Coral Reef, Jellyfish, London Pond and a multi-taxa Amazonian Rainforest. Our collection is made up of approximately 250 species of fish, invertebrates (aquatic & terrestrial), amphibians and plants.

We are looking for Aquarists to join our busy aquarium team in caring for our diverse living collections through display maintenance, livestock feeding, maintaining life support systems, conducting water testing, updating computerised records and answering queries from the public, all to the highest possible standard.

You'll ideally have an aquatic biological qualification, and will have maintained aquaria in a public aquarium, museum or zoo setting.

You'll have proven experience of running successful tropical coral systems, with a knowledge of coral propagation and husbandry, and water chemistry management.

It would be an advantage to hold a Dive Master or equivalent certificate.

To apply, visit our website:

The closing date for completed applications is 10am on Friday 21 June 2019.
Interviews will be held on week commencing 15 July 2019.

The Horniman is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.