Manager, Marine Mammal Operations - Atlantis, Dubai

Posted: 29 September 2022 | Full-Time | Dubai, United Arab Emirates


At Atlantis, we exist to bring the extraordinary to every holiday and experience through connection, empowerment, precision, care and warmth. Inspired by the majesty and mystery of the ocean, Atlantis resorts are unique destinations full of life, wonder and surprise, where we seek to exceed our guests’ expectations at every possible turn. 

Nestled between the calm turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf and the majestic Dubai skyline, Atlantis, The Palm is the crown of the world-famous Palm island in Dubai. With a sense of exhilaration and discovery, we create unforgettable memories by providing guests the opportunity to discover an extraordinary world filled with thrilling adventures. Whether we are designing a couple’s retreat or serving the extraordinary in one of our award-winning celebrity chef restaurants, we approach everything with imagination to spark a sense of courage, inspiration and innovation. This is not simply our job, it’s our passion.

About The Role

A key leader in the Marine Mammal Operations Management team who is responsible for the management of the marine mammal collection and the animal care team, who works to maintain and exceed international gold standards of animal care, conservation, and education programmes. The Manager of Marine Mammal Operations will be responsible for driving the vision of the organisation throughout all areas of the business and bringing ideas to fruition.

About You

The ideal candidate for this role should have a strong understanding of animal social structures (breeding, dominance, compatibility, calves, etc.). Able to make decisions taking into account all of the factors associated with animal dynamics. The ability to predict and/or prevent possible aggressive scenarios through proactive behavioural management. Consistent application of Guest Service skills associated with Dolphin interaction programs. This includes advanced problem solving without compromising quality and safety You would need a degree in zoology, psychology, or marine biology, and have a minimum of five years of experience managing a large team of people. You should have worked in at least two zoological facilities/organisations, with at least one organisation that is accredited to regional or international animal care standards. You would need proven experience in behaviour modification, care, or a related animal field with an advanced application of animal training and animal husbandry principles on a daily basis, with a direct emphasis on employee, guest and animal safety.

how to apply

Please review the job description package here, application should be submitted online.

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