|Ripley's Aquarium of Canada opens this summer.|
PopGoesTheNews.com Toronto's sparkling new aquarium is embarking on a hiring frenzy.
The Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, opening this summer at the base of the CN Tower, is currently filling several management positions including directors of Sales & Marketing and Human Resources and managers of Public Relations, Events, Sales, and Marketing.
It will soon start hiring workers for its general operations including admissions, gift shop, food and beverage, and housekeeping.
The jobs are posted on the Ripley's website.
The new aquarium is a 135,000 square-foot attraction with more than 1.5 million gallons of water showcasing 13,500 underwater creatures in several interactive areas. One of the highlights is a 315-foot moving walkway through an acrylic tunnel under the 750,000-gallon Shark Lagoon, where visitors can get a unique perspective of sand tiger sharks, largetooth sawfish and other species.
There will be no mammals at the Toronto aquarium, which will offer conservation and educational programs.
Last year, Canadian actress and animal rights activist Pamela Anderson told GlobalNews.ca facilities like Toronto's new aquarium are in no way educational. "Confining marine animals to tanks and separating them from their families and their natural surroundings, just so people can watch them swim in endless circles, teaches us far more about humans than it does about animals," said Anderson. "And the lesson is not a flattering one."