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Horticulture-focused Biologist, zoOceanarium Group, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

zoOceanarium Group specializes in developing and operating world class aquariums, zoos and nature-based science centers.  We provide services from concept design to managing daily operations and everything in between.  With over 100 full time employees from all over the globe, zoOceanarium Group consists of animal care specialists, animal trainers, veterinarians, design specialists, project managers and operational staff.  

zoOceanarium Group is continuing to expand their team and looking to recruit a talented Horticulture-focused Biologist  for an exciting new facility in the United Arab Emirates.  As the Horticulture-focused Biologist, you will be responsible for the well-being of a diverse collection of plants and animals within a large tropical rainforest bio-dome, with a special focus on the plant collection. The health and aesthetic appearance of the plant collection will be the primary responsibility with additional support provided for the Living Exhibits team to maintain the animal collection. 

Duties:

¥             General plant care including pruning, fertilizing, and propagation

¥             Maintain the facility Integrated Pest Management Plan

¥             Animal husbandry including preparation and maintenance of animal exhibits

¥             Complete public presentations that inspire guests

¥             Other duties as required

Benefits:

¥             Competitive salary with housing stipend

¥             26 days of vacation plus 10 to 14 public holidays per year

¥             One round trip flight to your home country every year, after the completion of 2 years

¥             Company covers all work permits, residence visas & health insurance

¥             Continued education reimbursement & fantastic opportunity for career growth

Position Requirements:

¥             1 year horticulture experience; experience with tropical plants is a plus

¥             Educational background in horticulture is desirable

¥             Good organizational and communication skills

¥             Excellent public speaking and presentation skills

¥             Willing to work shifts (early mornings and late nights)

Please send a one-page cover letter with your resume to recruitment@zooceanarium.com

Closing date: 31/08/2017

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