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We are SEA LIFE Scheveningen and are part of the magical Merlin Entertainments!


We are currently recruiting for a Curator to take responsibility for the continual development and innovation within our displays areas.  You will be responsible for leading the delivery of consistently high standards of animal husbandry and displays through the management, organisation and continued development of the team.


We are looking for the following skills and experience;

  • Proven experience as a Displays Lead in the aquarium industry with a robust knowledge of aquatic animal husbandry, life support systems operations, maintenance, animal behaviour and acquisition of animals to create spectacular displays
  • An expert in your field, you’ll be able to deliver innovation creatures, concepts and systems through trials and research
  • A good understanding of zoo licensing with experience from a previous role
  • Experience of managing the creation/installation of new features that are key to creating compelling reasons to visit
  • Proven Team Management skills with the ability to lead/develop and support our displays team to ensure we achieve excellence in marine management, conservation, preservation and education
  • Proven experience of working in a target driven environment
  • Our ideal candidate will be extravert, dynamic, confident, self-motivated personality and the drive to succeed
  • Excellent organisation and prioritisation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both Dutch and English.
  • Ability to deliver exceptional customer service in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to be flexible/adaptable as per the business operational requirements
  • Intermediate level for the Microsoft Office Suite inclusive of Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Living in the vicinity of The Hague or prepared to move there
  • Drivers license

This role is Full Time, Permanent, averaging 40 hours per week and will include weekends and official holidays.


As well as joining a dynamic, fun and vibrant business with loads of opportunities, we also offer a competitive salary based upon age, education and experience as well as 25 days holiday. You can look forward to enjoying a great benefits package including ­­­travel allowance, pension, the opportunity to join our Sharesave scheme and a Merlin Magic pass which gives you free tickets to Merlin attractions worldwide with 25% discount in our retail shops and restaurants!

To apply, please e-mail your motivation letter plus up to date resume to boet.hensen@merlinentertainments.biz by September 15 latest.


SEA LIFE Scheveningen takes each and every one of its visitors on a fascinating tour of aquatic life. Seeing the magic of the deep up close with breath taking displays among the fish, sharks, clownfish, beautiful rays and seahorses, there’s so much more to SEA LIFE. We educate the next generation and we play a huge part in the conservation of some of nature's most beautiful creations.


Merlin Entertainments is the leading name in location based, quality family entertainment and the world’s number two visitor attraction operator. We currently have over 100 attractions spread across 24 countries and four continents and deliver unique and memorable experiences to more than 60 million visitors worldwide. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its 60 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands – including Madame Tussauds, SEA LIFE, LEGOLAND® and the London Eye – and the commitment and passion of its managers and more than 26,000 employees.


SEA LIFE Scheveningen heeft per november weer plaats voor stagiaires. Het betreft de afdeling dierverzorging.

Ben jij minimaal 10 weken beschikbaar (fulltime) of voor een langere periode parttime en volg je een opleiding dierverzorging (of andere relevante studie)?

Neem dan even contact op met SEA LIFE via de mail: info@sealife.nl

En stuur meteen je cv even mee.

De minimale leeftijd voor stage bij deze afdeling is 17 jaar.  

Indien je korter beschikbaar bent dan 10 weken heeft reageren geen zin en zal je stage aanvraag niet in behandeling worden genomen.

Open sollicitaties (voor evt. andere functies) worden niet in behandeling genomen.