Friday, May 19, 2017

Education Intern



Education Intern
Full time
Fixed Term Contract – 1 year
Unpaid/Voluntary placement
If you are interested in conservation, sustainability, education and rainforests. The Living Rainforest provides an excellent opportunity to make a real difference.
Founded in 1993 The Living Rainforest provides a real rainforest experience for visitors to explore these unique habitats. The sensory experience allows people to connect with these complex eco-systems by exploring over 600 species of plants and animals.
We currently require an outgoing, creative and motivated individual to take on the role of Education Intern. Working within our highly successful education and school visits programme you will gain valuable experience in environmental and zoo education.
Responsibilities/Role Duties:
The role will include but is not limited to:
Assisting the Education team in bookings, project development and creation of holiday activities and displays.
Delivering curriculum led guided tours, meet and greet schools and maintenance of education areas along with assisting other departments if required.
Key Skills and Requirements
The successful applicant will be educated to degree (or equivalent) level in a relevant subject. They will have excellent organisation skills with ability to work on multiple projects at once; they will also have strong inter-personal skills as they will be working with a wide range of age groups.
Previous experience of working with children and young people is ideal but not essential as full training will be provided. Some knowledge of the National Curriculum will also be useful.
Please click for more information www.livingrainforest.org
Please apply by sending your CV and a covering letter to enquiries@livingrainforest.org
Closing Date: 30 June 2017



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Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      

Animal Keeper – Trainee



Animal Keeper – Trainee 
(14 hours Weekend)


Location:        RZSS, Edinburgh Zoo
Salary:        Competitive

The charity that owns both RZSS Edinburgh Zoo and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park – are looking for committed, compassionate and conservation-minded individuals to join our expert staff team.

RZSS aims to connect people with nature and safeguard species from extinction, a mission that sees us work both here in Scotland and in over 20 countries around the world. From inspiring the next generation about wildlife in our parks to protecting chimpanzees in the Ugandan rainforest; looking after some of the world’s most endangered species to saving the Scottish wildcat, RZSS is making a huge difference and we need your help to continue to grow.

The role
As a member of the Living Collection’s team, the successful candidates will be required to perform all duties to ensure the smooth running of the relevant section at Edinburgh Zoo, aiming to optimise, where necessary in conjunction with other departments, the quality of animal welfare and visitor experience.
Who we are looking for
Practical experience in a zoo or animal-related environment is desirable and experience of working with a range of animal taxon groups would be advantageous. You should also have up-to-date basic knowledge and understanding of zoo legislation and best practice, along with a sound basis of practical knowledge and skills about good animal management including dietary knowledge. Proven success in animal training or an appropriate qualification in the use of positive reinforcement training would be beneficial. An interest in behavioural research would also be desirable.  Appropriate training will be provided.
There are a two part time (14 hours) permanent positions available, and the successful candidates must be able to work weekends.
Closing date:     Sunday 4 June 2017

For full information on how to apply, please visit the RZSS vacancy page and follow the instructions.  

OUR MISSION        Connecting people with nature. Safeguarding species from extinction.

Registered charity number: SC004064





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Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      

Senior Animal Keeper



Senior Animal Keeper

Location:        RZSS, Edinburgh Zoo
Salary:        Competitive

The charity that owns both RZSS Edinburgh Zoo and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park – are looking for committed, compassionate and conservation-minded individuals to join our expert staff team.

RZSS aims to connect people with nature and safeguard species from extinction, a mission that sees us work both here in Scotland and in over 20 countries around the world. From inspiring the next generation about wildlife in our parks to protecting chimpanzees in the Ugandan rainforest; looking after some of the world’s most endangered species to saving the Scottish wildcat, RZSS is making a huge difference and we need your help to continue to grow.

The role
As a member of the Living Collections team at Edinburgh Zoo, it is essential that the successful candidate has experience of working in a supervisory or managerial role, specifically where the stock is predominately primates.  It is a requirement of this role that you will have passed the Diploma in the Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals or a directly equivalent zoo husbandry qualification.  A working knowledge of ZIMS, SPARKS and other zoo management systems would be desirable.  The successful candidate will be required to cover all aspects of managing the section in the absence of the Team Leader, this includes the management of staff and the facilitation of agreed research liaison activities on behalf of the University of St Andrews and the Scottish Primate Research Group.

Who we are looking for
To operate effectively in this role, practical experience in a zoo or animal-related environment is essential and experience of working with a range of animal taxon groups is desirable.  Experience working with category 1 dangerous animals is essential and previous experience working with chimpanzees is desirable.  You must also have up-to-date basic knowledge and understanding of zoo legislation and best practice, along with a sound basis of practical knowledge and skill about good animal management including dietary knowledge.  Proven success in animal training or an appropriate qualification in the use of positive reinforcement training is very desirable.
This is a full-time permanent position where the working hours are 37.5 hours per week and the post involves weekend and occasional evening work.
Closing date:     Sunday 4 June 2017

For full information on how to apply, please visit the RZSS vacancy page and follow the instructions.  

OUR MISSION        Connecting people with nature. Safeguarding species from extinction.

Registered charity number: SC004064





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Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      

Experienced Animal Keeper



Experienced Animal Keeper


Location:        RZSS, Edinburgh Zoo
Salary:        Competitive

The charity that owns both RZSS Edinburgh Zoo and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park – are looking for committed, compassionate and conservation-minded individuals to join our expert staff team.

RZSS aims to connect people with nature and safeguard species from extinction, a mission that sees us work both here in Scotland and in over 20 countries around the world. From inspiring the next generation about wildlife in our parks to protecting chimpanzees in the Ugandan rainforest; looking after some of the world’s most endangered species to saving the Scottish wildcat, RZSS is making a huge difference and we need your help to continue to grow.

The role
As a member of the Living Collections team at Edinburgh Zoo, it is essential that the successful candidate has experience of working within a zoo keeping role, specifically where the stock is predominately primates.  It is a requirement of this role that you will have passed the Diploma in the Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals or a directly equivalent zoo husbandry qualification.  A working knowledge of ZIMS, SPARKS and other zoo management systems would be desirable.  It is desirable that the successful candidate has an interest or background in behavioural research.

Who we are looking for
To operate effectively in this role, practical experience in a zoo or animal-related environment is essential and experience of working with a range of animal taxon groups is desirable.  Experience working with category 1 dangerous animals is essential and previous experience working with chimpanzees is desirable.  You must also have up-to-date basic knowledge and understanding of zoo legislation and best practice, along with a sound basis of practical knowledge and skill about good animal management including dietary knowledge.  Proven success in animal training or an appropriate qualification in the use of positive reinforcement training is very desirable.
This is a full-time permanent position where the working hours are 37.5 hours per week and the post involves weekend and occasional evening work.
Closing date:     Sunday 4 June 2017

For full information on how to apply, please visit the RZSS vacancy page and follow the instructions.  

OUR MISSION        Connecting people with nature. Safeguarding species from extinction.

Registered charity number: SC004064




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Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      

Animal Presenter – Trainees


Animal Presenter – Trainees

Location:        RZSS, Edinburgh Zoo        Salary:    Competitive

The charity that owns both RZSS Edinburgh Zoo and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park – are looking for committed, compassionate and conservation-minded individuals to join our expert staff team.

RZSS aims to connect people with nature and safeguard species from extinction, a mission that sees us work both here in Scotland and in over 20 countries around the world. From inspiring the next generation about wildlife in our parks to protecting chimpanzees in the Ugandan rainforest; looking after some of the world’s most endangered species to saving the Scottish wildcat, RZSS is making a huge difference and we need your help to continue to grow.

The role
As a member of the Living Collection’s team, the successful candidates will be required to perform all duties to ensure the smooth running of the relevant section at Edinburgh Zoo, aiming to optimise, where necessary in conjunction with other departments, the quality of animal welfare and visitor experience.  The roles may involve all aspects of the presentations section, including shows, keeper experience, talks, panda tours and animal care, but the successful candidates are likely to spend the majority of their time on visitor experience elements of the role. They will also contribute to the development of the Society in achieving its Mission and Aims.

3 x Seasonal Animal Presenter Trainee
  1. a part-time (35 hours per week) fixed-term contract until the end of October 2017
  2. a part-time (21 hours per week) fixed term contract until the end of October 2017
  3. a variable hours contract until the end of October 2017

Who we are looking for
To operate effectively in this role, it is desirable you hold the Diploma in the Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals or equivalent qualification or experience at SVQ 3 or equivalent level. Practical experience in a zoo or animal-related environment is also desirable and experience of working with a range of animal taxon groups would be advantageous. You should also have up-to-date basic knowledge and understanding of zoo legislation and best practice, along with a sound basis of practical knowledge and skills about good animal management including dietary knowledge. Proven success in animal training or an appropriate qualification in the use of positive reinforcement training would be beneficial.

You will be an excellent communicator, with strong presentation skills. You will be comfortable working as part of a team and will build effective relationships across the organisation. Customer service will be key to this role and you must have an excellent understanding of the principals involved and how to interact with the public to ensure a memorable experience.

These are fixed term contracts, starting with immediate effect until 31 Oct 2017.  The successful candidates must be able to work weekends.

Closing date:    Tuesday 30 May 2017.

For full information on how to apply, please visit the RZSS vacancy page and follow the instructions.

OUR MISSION        Connecting people with nature. Safeguarding species from extinction.

Registered charity number: SC004064





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Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Senior Keeper (Carnivores) – Newquay Zoo



Senior Keeper (Carnivores) Newquay Zoo

Salary / Rate per hour (if applicable):  From £20,472

Full time

Permanent

We are looking for a Senior Keeper at Newquay Zoo.  You will be a hardworking, dedicated, enthusiastic and reliable individual to oversee and contribute to the day to day running of this varied section.

The ideal candidate will possess the aptitude to implement, update and improve the current management techniques for nutrition and enrichment and behavioural training of this taxa.  In addition, you will assist in the future development of the section and be involved with in house staff training. 

The section currently houses 9 species of carnivore and 1 rodent species, consisting of 50 individuals including Felids, Viverrids, Herpestids and Mustelids.

A minimum of 4 years experience required, preferably within a BIAZA/EAZA recognised institution.  The ideal candidate will have also attained the Diploma in the Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals (DMZAA).

Further details on applying can be found on our website www.newquayzoo.org.uk

Closing date:    28th May

Interview date: 8th & 9th June




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Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant