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Atlantis Dubai - Aquaventure
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (on-site)
15 days ago
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates (on-site)
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Atlantis Dubai - Aquaventure
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (on-site)
15 days ago


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.

Through Atlantis Atlas Project, we are committed to taking action, centered around four key areas: responsible operations, conservation and animal welfare, education and awareness and corporate social responsibility doing business in ways that is good for both people and the planet. Atlantis Dubai, home to 65,000 marine animals and animal care team of over 100, is dedicated to being a modern zoo and aquarium, one that is committed to driving marine conservation, scientific advancement, the highest standards of welfare and impactful education programs. This unique role requires a strategic thinker and an effective leader to drive the vision of the organization. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Direct Oversight of Dolphin Bay, Sea Lion Point & the Lost Chambers Aquarium Operations - both Programming and Animal Care
  • Drive the vision and higher purpose of the organization, in its commitment to animal care, conservation and education.
  • Drive Strategic and Master Planning of the animal operation department, in-line with the vision of the destination, Aquaventure World.
  • Support the overall strategic approach to Sustainability - environmental, social and governance (ESG) – Atlantis Atlas Project.
  • Ensure compliance to standards outlined by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (and any other associations or members we strategically want to be associated with).
  • Create partnerships with stakeholders that drive the mission and help us to achieve goals (i.e., government agencies, suppliers, charities, and other groups).
  • Support new and existing collaborative conservation, research, and outreach projects; sponsorship opportunities, monitor project schedules.
  • Maximize revenue associated with the Animal Operations, developing existing streams and implementing new opportunities.
  • Maximize colleague learning and development opportunities, increase engagement, and reduce turnover. 
  • Gain recognition and exposure for the animal operations department.
  • Work closely with Marketing and PR to promote all efforts to our stakeholders.
  • Development of the P&P’s, SOP’s, Manuals, Seminars and Applications for International Associations.
  • Responsible for the Operational Budget and CAPEX of the Department


  • BS/ BA degree in biology, environmental science, conservation, education, sustainability or related field
  • 5-10 years of proven experience developing strategy, achieving results and leading a team.
  • 5-10 years of proven experience in formal or informal education environment (preferably with that experience being within a Zoo and/or Aquarium)
  • 5-10 years of proven experience in the development and implementation of education programs
  • 5-10 years of proven experience in managing conservation and/or education partnerships
  • Excellent skills in customer/guest interaction, including resolution of problems.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong public speaker, with the ability to readily adjust to audience
  • Proficient in current computer applications, including MS Office (Word, Excel and Power Point)

Job Information

  • Job ID: 67726961
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Company Name For Job: Atlantis Dubai - Aquaventure
  • Position Title: Director of Marine Animal Operations
  • Industry: Zoo
  • Job Function: Animal Care and Husbandry
  • Job Type: 1
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 7-10 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%

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