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Oceans of Opportunity

Are you an aspiring marine biologist, or is it a diver’s life for you? Most of all, do you love amazing marine creatures?

While our breathtaking displays are reason enough to visit, there's so much more to SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium. We educate the next generation and we play a huge part in the conservation of some of nature's most beautiful creations. But it takes outgoing guides, meticulous curators, dedicated management and the very best marine experts to make it the most wonderful day out.

Working at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

At SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, we are committed to ensuring our guests have an amazing experience throughout their visit. Our amazing team, made of up a huge variety of specialised and dedicated people are what make this happen and we are always on the look-out for the next superhero to join the KTs family. 

Types of roles

You'd be amazed at the variety of opportunities on offer! Each year you may find roles in:

  • Guest Services - including Admissions, Retail, Guest Experience Hosts, and Food and Beverage.  
  • Curatorial - Aquarists and Aviarists
  • Business Support - Marketing, Sales and Finance

 All roles are different and can include Full Time, Part Time and Casual opportunities

Current Vacancies

For current opportunities please visit our regional Careers Site. If there is nothing relevant currently, you can register your interest and be notified when opportunities come up in the future.

Who we're looking for

In addition to a great attitude of course!

As a business that is open every day of the year, our staff are required to have flexibility in their week as they may need to work weekends or nights
FUN is really important to us - so we expect everyone to make their time while working Fun!
We pride ourselves on being good hosts and delivering a high level of service. We expect all our staff to comply with our policies and procedures, including dress code, personal hygiene, reliability and punctuality

What we provide

At Kelly Tarlton's you can expect a wide range of employee benefits including free tickets which can be used at any Merlin attraction around the world, and the ability to experience a wide variety of tourist products around Auckland at discounted or no cost.

You will receive full training for your specific role and requirements. In addition, there are training opportunities specific to your role and a huge range of specialist training to help your career development, from entry level to management development programmes. Whatever stage your career is at, we have something to offer you.

Your Ticket to the world

SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium is a part of a global business with more than 130 attractions in 25 countries around the world. Providing our staff opportunities for travel and promotion within the company is really important to us -  so a job at Kelly Tarlton's could be the first step in a journey around the world.

Why Merlin

SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium is part of Merlin Entertainments, the leading operator of visitor attractions in Australia and New Zealand and the world's second largest visitor attraction operator! We operate over 100 attractions, ten hotels, and six resort theme parks in 25 countries across four continents, including some of the best-known names in global leisure.

Our brands include SEA LIFE, WILD LIFE, Madame Tussauds, The Dungeons, LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, and Pepper Pig World of Play.  As well as local icons such as The London Eye, Gardaland Resort, Heide Park Resort and Alton Towers Resort. Our overriding objective is to provide a truly memorable experience for all of our guests, in the process cementing our reputation as a world leader in leisure and entertainment. 

Our Values

The Merlin Way - our company values - represents our company's DNA. Our purpose is to deliver memorable experiences to our guests - ones they can remember for the rest of their lives. These values make up who we are and how we do things, and is shared by the members of our wonderful team. 

Our Values - The Merlin Way: 

  • We love what we do
  • We care
  • We are innovative and fast-moving
  • We do what we say
  • We make every dollar count
  • We take ownership
  • ...and we make it fun