Aquarium Host x2

National Marine Aquarium

Dependant on experience

Paid • Part Time • Permanent 01752 275217 Paul Botterill

Sectors: marine conservation, environmental education

Closing date: Monday, 19th February 2018   1 day left

The Discovery and Learning Team at the National Marine Aquarium is looking to recruit two-part time members of staff to join our Host team.

1 position available:
12 hours a week contract over Saturday and Sunday

1 position available:
6 hours a week contracted over either Saturday or Sunday

The National Marine Aquarium is a charity with a mission of ‘Connecting us with our Oceans’.

We’re committed to conserving the marine environment and inspiring others to do the same. As a Host you will interact with public and school visitors, both on a one-to-one basis and through scheduled shows, workshops and activity sessions. Your main aim will be to provide as much help and information as possible to improve our visitors’ experience and engage them with the marine environment. Some evening shifts will be required to run our public engagement evenings.

Strong applicants who meet the essential criteria below will be invited for interview. Salary is paid hourly and is dependent on experience.


  • Interest and enthusiasm for/knowledge of marine wildlife and conservation
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills
  • Able to demonstrate flexibility in work pattern


  • Relevant background (marine biology, conservation, environment, education)
  • Experience working with children, young people and/or adults in a school or other educational setting
  • Experience of environmental education sessions and activities.

Full job description Job Description – Aquarium Host

To apply: Please send the completed application form (Download Application Form), along with your CV with a covering letter setting out your experience and suitability for the role to:

Paul Botterill, Public Engagement Coordinator
National Marine Aquarium, Rope Walk, Coxside, Plymouth, PL4 0LF

or email:

Closing Date: Midnight, 19th February 2017

In line with the requirements of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. As part of the recruitment process, you will be asked to provide documented evidence of eligibility. The National Marine Aquarium Limited welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is an Equal Opportunities employer.

Only candidates invited for interview will be contacted.

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