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Seasonal Displays Assistant – Lakes Aquarium, Cumbria

(Part-time/Seasonal from May to September 2019)

The Lakes Aquarium is looking for a confident and enthusiastic person to join the Displays team for the forthcoming season. This is a key role in providing visitors with a fun and educational experience, as well as assisting with the husbandry of the animals in the collection and ensuring the displays areas are presented to a high standard. Excellent customer service skills are essential, along with the confidence to talk to visitors on both a one to one and group basis.

The aquarium mainly comprises of a diverse collection of freshwater fish from around the world, as well as marine species, otters, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and birds. As such, knowledge of these animals would be advantageous. More important, is the drive and enthusiasm to develop your knowledge and skills and apply them appropriately. As part of a busy team, you must be well organised, physically fit and capable of working with others.

As a seasonal position, you will be required to work some weekends, bank and school holidays. This part time position will be covering a 7 day rota, although this is a zero hour contract and therefore there may be some changes to working hours during busier and quieter periods. Meets minimum wage.

To apply please email a CV and covering letter to fiona.shand@lakesaquarium.co.uk or by post to Fiona Shand, Lakes Aquarium, Lakeside, Newby Bridge, Cumbria LA12 8AS. For more information please call 015395 30153 ext 201.

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Job Types: Part-time, Temporary, Contract

 

Current Vacancies – Catering, Retail Assistants, Kitchen Personnel
Seasonal Positions from May 2019 to November 2019
The Lakes Aquarium is seeking enthusiastic and flexible team members to join our team and work in our busy café’s, gift shops and admissions. Hours include weekends, bank holidays and school holidays.
Catering and retail assistant’s duties include till operation, assisting customers with enquiries, pricing and merchandising retail merchandise, making coffee and serving food as well as maintaining a high standard of cleanliness.

For our kitchen positions experience of food safety, preparation and/or café experience would be an advantage. Duties include daily opening and closing of our Oscar’s café kitchen, food prepping, creating homemade scones, fresh soups and other menu items, as well as helping to ensure we maintain a high standard of food safety and cleanliness at all times.

We strive for an environment where our staff have the skills and confidence to make a positive contribution to the Lakes Aquarium, and we operate in a service industry so it is vitally important that we offer a consistently high standard of customer service and a safe environment at all times.

Meets Minimum Wage

To apply please email a CV and covering letter to fiona.shand@lakesaquarium.co.uk or by post to Fiona Shand, Lakes Aquarium, Lakeside, Newby Bridge, Cumbria LA12 8AS. For more information please call 015395 30153 ext 201.