Flamingos are perhaps the most fabulous and funky animals on planet Earth and it is just impossible not to love them.
So I imagine quite a few people will be after the job of Chief Flamingo Officer (CFO) at a luxury hotel in the Bahamas.
The Baha Mar is on the hunt for someone to lock after a lovely flock of brightly coloured long-legged birds which are being introduced to the resort this spring.
The hotel, which cost an astonishing £3.5 billion to build, posted the job advert on their website and you can apply now.
To be qualified for the role you simply have to have a degree in zoology or a related field and five plus years experience caring for exotic birds.
The job requires you to train the flamingos, make sure they have enough food, attend sick animals and help develop a breeding program to ensure a healthy population.
The advert reads:
Baha Mar’s Chief Flamingo Officer serves as a working supervisor for all flamingo areas, collaborating with the Avian Curator, other Avian Managers and Aviculturist staff.
This position oversees the day to day operations of the flamingo collections and the staff that work in those areas to create a Beach Sanctuary experience that will leave a lasting impression on guests.
You will care deeply, have a generous spirit, thrive as part of a team, pay exciting attention to details, create emotional connections with our guests and be strongly committed to Baha Mar’s success.
So as well as being comfortable with the animals, you must also have good people skills.
To apply for the role, you must have:
Five plus years experience working in the care and husbandry of exotic birds, with specific hands flamingo experience, at an accredited animal facility or in a professional environment.
College degree in Zoology or related field, or commensurate experience.
One plus years supervisory experience, including directly managing a program and leading a team of professional staff.
Wide knowledge of biology, ecology, behaviour and captive requirements of flamingos.
Bird habitat maintenance, food preparation & nutrition, and observation and record keeping skills required.
Practical application and knowledge of avian science, flamingo care and propagation, bird husbandry skills, staff training, and animal training & enrichment skills required.
Professional presentation and communication skills including dynamic guest interaction techniques.
Basic computer skills required.
Flamingos are not the only animals that you can see while you stay at the hotel as turtles, sting rays and nurse sharks are also on site.
All of these can be found within an area known as ‘the sanctuary’ which allows guests to have close-up encounters with the animals.
I am pretty sure when the flamingos are introduced though they will steal all the attention.
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The job is open now to applicants and with the February 28 deadline fast approaching then you best hurry up applying.
You can apply via the Baha Mar website now.
Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.