Zoological Senior Specialist (Dolphin) in SeaWorld Abu Dhabi AbuDhabi,AbuDhabi,UnitedArabEmirates

Website SeaWorld Abu Dhabi

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Job Description

Join our SeaWorld Abu Dhabi pre-opening team!

As Zoological Senior Specialist in the Dolphin area, you will ensure a smooth and efficient operation in Zoological Department by safely by fulfilling the duties in animal/guest interactions, animal training, husbandry, enrichment, general public presentations, and research. You will be responsible in overseeing the training and development of animals and colleagues as directed by the leadership.

Your job scope includes:

  • Performs daily husbandry tasks including administration of vitamins and medication as directed
  • Prepares food, provides proper nutrition and constant care of animals
  • Maintains a safe, appropriate and sanitary living conditions for all animal habitats
  • Applies proficient behavioral modification techniques. This includes, but is not limited in developing and implementing new behavior, training of naïve animals with minimum supervision, training behavior to completion without supervision, proactively maintaining conditioned behavior, and the ability to form relationships with most, if not all, of the animals in assigned area
  • Oversees the training and evaluation of colleagues and animals as directed by the leadership
  • Ensures guests, personal, colleagues, contractors and animals’ safety through constant monitoring of the behavioral precursors of potentially harmful behavior by both animals and people
  • Provides proactive guest services through guest interactions, animal programs/displays presentation, and responding to guest inquiries
  • Performs assigned roles in education and general public programs in the respective areas
  • Makes daily observations of animals and reports any abnormalities to the leadership team
  • Maintains all animal records, equipment, area responsibilities, and communication requirements on a daily basis
  • Functions as Ambassador by displaying consideration, tolerance, cooperation, open communication, and reliability; maintains a consistent attitude, motivation, and ability to accept feedback
  • Ensures all policies, guidelines, manuals and SOPs are followed at all times
  • Consistently practices safe work habits including, but not limited to the use of personal protective equipment, lifting and reporting of unsafe situations
  • Completes all required trainings and maintains professional development and competencies
  • Performs other duties as assigned

To be considered for this role, you will need:

  • High School diploma, College background in Psychology, Zoology or Biology or equivalent
  • Open Water/SCUBA certified
  • Excellent swimming and diving skills
  • 3 years of relatable animal experience in a professional setting
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of marine mammal husbandry and training principles and techniques
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Basic mathematical skill
  • Basic computer knowledge including MS Office and animal recording system
  • Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to move/lift up to 25kgs of load
  • Willing to work in varying shifts based on business need, including opening, mid, and closing shifts, nights, weekends, and holidays

Interested in this opportunity? Apply now!

Company: SeaWorld Abu Dhabi

Vacancy Type: Full Time 

Job Location: AbuDhabi,AbuDhabi,UnitedArabEmirates

Application Deadline: N/A

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