Trainee Aquarist/Keeper

Exploris Aquarium & Seal Sanctuary are currently recruiting for a Trainee Aquarist/Keeper. This This is a unique opportunity for willing candidates to come and help us take care of our extensive collection of fish, reptiles and mammals. 


Please download and complete an application form. Please note details of where to send are on the application form.

Trainne Aquarist/Keeper Job Description and Applications Form (Word)

Trainne Aquarist/Keeper Job Description and Applications Form (PDF)

Closing date: 8th November @ 5pm


Work Placements

Exploris Aquarium & Seal Sanctuary is delighted to be able to offer a number of work experience placements, providing training in animal husbandry, conservation and seal rehabilitation. This is a unique opportunity to develop your skill across and variety or departments, there is also the opportunity to complete research projects and dissertations during the placement.

Exploris Aquarium's placements will allow you to gain valuable experience to add to your CV showing future employers that you are committed to a career in animal welfare and conservation.

Applications are open from mid-September. We are flexible with placements and they can be either short or long term. A uniform will be provided and an accommodation package can be provided if required.


Please send your CV with covering letter to Please provide us with as much information as possible relating to placement length, areas of interest and if you are required to complete a project or dissertation whilst completing your work placement.

Please note all placements are unpaid.

If you would like further information, please contact our General Manager, Gerard Toner, for more information. Email: Tel: 028 4272 8062


PLEASE NOTE: Free and secure car parking is available for all staff | Exploris Aquarium is an equal opportunities employer.