Marine and Conservation Careers

Animal Careers Direct courses are designed in consultation with employers to enhance career and employment prospects.

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Employers look for a combination of relevant training (such as one of our accredited courses) AND practical experience (many of our courses offer practical placements).

Marine and Conservation Careers

  • Other Aquarium careers

    Other Aquarium careers include administration staff, such as: Assistant Director, Personnel Director, Finance Director and general office staff, veterinary team, volunteer co-ordinator, fundraising director, gift shop/facilities manager.

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  • Herpetologists Reptile Careers

    Herpetologists study and provide information about reptiles and amphibians. The work involves conducting research, observing general behaviour, conducting food supply studies and sometimes even searching for new species.

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  • Aquirium Curator Marine Careers

    Curator is responsible for designing and promoting exhibits, overseeing the daily duties of curatorial staff, training of aquarist staff and keeping accurate records. A minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in biology or a related field is required, as well as management training and experience of managing a team.

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  • Aquarium Supervisor Marine Careers

    Aquarium Supervisor is responsible for managing the aquarist team and overseeing the details of daily activities. This work involves recruiting and training new employees and ensuring the work is carried out efficiently so that the animals are well cared for and that high standards of cleanliness are maintained.

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  • Aquarist Marine Careers

    Aquarist is a popular hands-on, entry level marine careers based in an aquarium environment. It involves having responsibility for the freshwater and marine aquatic systems. The work requires a lot of cleaning as well as feeding, monitoring animal health and water quality, setting up and maintaining new exhibits, and observing the behaviour of wild animals in the aquarium to ensure that they are living in as close to natural environment as possible.

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  • Marine Careers in Aquariums

    Marine Careers in Aquariums involve a wide range of animal care, conservation and other positions. Most positions require at least a four-year degree in biology, zoology, or a related field, and practical knowledge and hands-on experience.

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  • Marine Rescue charities and Volunteering Marine Careers

    Marine Rescue charities  are involved with the rescue and rehabilitation of sick, injured or stranded marine animals.

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  • Marine and Freshwater Biologists Marine Careers

    Marine and Freshwater Biologists work mainly with sea plants and animals. Freshwater biologists work on lakes and rivers or for water companies and environmental agencies researching areas such as pollution concerns and depleted fish stocks resulting from over fishing.

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Please contact us for advice on marine-related careers.

If you already have a relevant qualification, please visit our Job Board to search for the latest jobs in the marine animal sector.