Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Seasonal Keepers




Seasonal Keepers


Following the successful opening of Peak Wildlife Park earlier this year, we are expanding our animal care team to reflect the park's growth. We currently have vacancies for seasonal keepers which have the potential to turn into full-time positions.

We are as committed to the experience of our visitors as we are to the welfare of our animals and the contribution we can make together to protect wildlife both here and across the globe; our mission is to take and inspire action to protect wild life and wild places. We are currently looking for staff that share our passion and commitments.
 
If you want to be part of something unique and special, have a positive attitude, relevant skills or experience and share our vision and passion then you might just find the perfect role at the Peak Wildlife Park. Animal management qualifications will be considered a distinct asset.
 
Please send a resume to hr@peakwildlifepark.co.uk with a covering letter outlining why you think we should consider you for a role in the Peak Wildlife Park.

Please visit www.peakwildlifepark.co.uk for further information.


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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Senior Animal Keeper






Senior Animal Keeper
Location:    Highland Wildlife Park
Salary:        £20,162 per annum

About Us & Section Highlights
The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) owns and manages Edinburgh Zoo and the Highland Wildlife Park.  The Highland Wildlife Park specialises in cold weather adapted species that are housed in enclosures that generally exceed the norm in scale.  We probably devote more space to polar bears than any institution in the world, with a cutting edge approach to how the species should be kept and bred.  The recent arrival of an adult, proven female and the completion of her specific enclosure complex will allow us to introduce animals for breeding in spring of 2016.
We are currently building a spectacular cliff-face enclosure for snow leopards which should be completed by early summer.  As well as being visually spectacular, it will incorporate a unique (non-lethal) enrichment capability that involves the neighbouring herd of markhor.
As well as being the key regional institution for processing wild caught individuals and breeding Scottish wildcats as part of the national conservation action plan, in mid-summer we will be starting construction of a large off-exhibit Amur leopard breeding centre.  The point of this facility is to be able to produce leopard cubs that are not habituated to humans and so are eligible for transporting to Russia for the reintroduction programme.
(A Google image search Highland Wildlife Park will bring up a wide range of photographs that will give you both a flavour of the Park in general and show a good cross section of the species we maintain.)
Living in the Highlands
We are centrally based within the Cairngorm National Park, surrounded by arguably the most stunning scenery in the UK.  That said, we are in very easy reach (literally 50 metres away) of the main north/south road, the A9, which is the primary link between Inverness and Edinburgh.  Equally we are only 4 miles away from the town of Kingussie, whose train station is a primary stop for trains from Edinburgh, Glasgow and London.  The nearest Airport is Inverness and there are direct flights to London, Amsterdam and a range of other UK and European destinations.
Rented accommodation is available locally, and you may find that house purchase prices are somewhat lower than what you are used to.  We will of course assist the successful candidate in finding suitable local accommodation.
(As for images of the Wildlife Park, a similar Google search Kingussie will bring up images of one of the local places that could be your new home; some other local villages are Newtonmore, Kincraig and Aviemore.)
The Position
The vacancy within the Living Collections Department at the Highland Wildlife Park is for the second-in-charge post on the animal section responsible for all non-ungulate species, primarily carnivores but also some birds, a primate and a rodent species. The successful candidate will have relevant carnivore experience and ideally a fairly broad exposure to other taxa.  It is essential that the successful candidate is computer literate, has passed the Diploma in the Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals, or an equivalent zoo focused qualification, and holds a valid driving license; qualifications should be confirmed within your application material. Experience of working in a supervisory or managerial role would be beneficial. The successful candidate will be required to cover all aspects of managing the section, including the staff, in the absence of the Team Leader.  It is also important to note that the current Team Leader will likely be going on a year’s leave of absence training staff at various bear rescue centres in Southeast Asia during 2015, and the successful candidate may be asked to run the section in her absence, being paid accordingly, and answerable directly to the Head of Living Collections.
Working hours are 37.5 hours per week (annualized figure) and the post involves weekend and occasional evening work.
This post is not suitable for those that are relatively new to the zoo community and only applicants with significant and appropriate zoo experience will be considered.  Previous applicants need not apply.
Closing Date:      Sunday 12 July 2015.

For full information on how to apply, please visit the Highland Wildlife Park vacancy page and follow the instructions or visit www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/careers-vacancies/.  Registered charity number: SC004064

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CARNIVORE SECTION INTERNSHIP






CARNIVORE SECTION INTERNSHIP - (UNPAID)

Rare Species Conservation Centre, in Sandwich, Kent U.K. is looking for a passionate, hardworking individual to
join our team of keepers as an unpaid Intern on our carnivore section.

Our facility specialises in carnivores and works with many diverse species including Malayan Tiger, Clouded Leopard, various Malagasy carnivores such as
Fosa, Fanaloka and Ring Tailed Vontsira. Also various SE Asian small carnivores such as Palawan Bearcat and Banded Palm Civet.

The role will be full time, working 5 days out of 7. A six month commitment os required. The Intern will undertake general husbandry duties including routine cleaning, feed prep, basic maintenance tasks, daily enrichment and record keeping. You will also take part in giving talks and tours to visitors. Whilst at the centre you will also be able to assist with other animal sections where appropriate.

We are looking for an individual who is looking to gain further experience within this group of animals and who has a genuine interest in them.
You need to be confident, self motivated and organised and have good communication skills. The role is physically demanding and involves long hours.
Previous animal husbandry experience would be preferred as would an animal management qualification. The role would suit an individual wishing to gain experience as a solid foundation for their first animal keeping position.

No salary or accommodation is provided with this role.

To Apply:

Please email your full CV and a covering letter to:
info@rarespeciesconservationcentre.org


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Animal Keeper







Animal Keeper
Permanent, part time position
 Working 40 hours per fortnight
Salary Range £14,905 - £17,510 per annum, pro rata for part time hours

Bristol Zoological Society is recruiting for the position of Animal Keeper on our Mammal Section at the Bristol Zoo Gardens site in Clifton, Bristol.  This is a permanent position working 40 hours per fortnight as part of the departmental 14 day rota which will include weekends and bank holidays.

The successful applicant will be an experienced mammal keeper and must have at least two years’ full time experience of working with a variety of mammal species, great ape experience would be an advantage.  Applicants should be educated to at least GCSE level to include English and a biological science.  Holding the Diploma in the Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals – DMZAA (previously known as ANCMZA) would also be an advantage. 


To apply for this position please email a covering letter and full CV to hr@bristolzoo.org.uk.  Please clearly mark your application ‘BZGAK application’. The closing date for this position is 1.00 pm on Friday, 10th July 2015. Interviews will take place on Wednesday, 22nd July 2015.

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Schools Liaison Officer/Education Officer





Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre

Schools Liaison Officer/Education Officer

Are you enthusiastic, reliable, and flexible with a “can do” attitude? Candidates must be able to undertake the planning and organisation of outreach programs to schools and groups in the south west.  We are looking for someone with a minimum of 1 years’ experience in a similar role, organisational and time management skills, excellent verbal and written communications skills, comfortable with public speaking, provide excellent administration skills and confident in Microsoft Office. Own transport required due to location,  

This is a full time position Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm, however occasional weekend days and/or evenings will be required, for which time off in lieu will be given. Salary negotiable depending on experience.

To Apply:-
Please send a copy of your CV together with a hand written covering letter to Sophie Sparrow, HR Administrator, Monkey World, Longthorns, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 6HH. Email: hradmin@monkeyworld.org closing date for applications Monday 13th July 2015


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Monday, June 29, 2015

TEAM LEADER - CAPUCHINS





TEAM LEADER - CAPUCHINS

Hiring Organisation
Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre
Monkey World is currently home to over 250 primates of 20 different species. The majority of our primates are rescue animals from a variety of different backgrounds. Many have suffered years of abuse or neglect. On arrival at Monkey World these primates are rehabilitated into appropriate social groupings and provided with an environment which encourages them to express natural behaviours.

Date Posted: 29th June 2015


Job Description
Monkey World is looking for an experienced primate keeper to manage our large capuchin section. We currently have 80 capuchin monkeys managed in four mixed sexed groups. Many of these monkeys were rescued from a laboratory in 2008 and were singly housed prior to their arrival and subsequent rehabilitation at Monkey World. The remaining individuals were rescued from the pet trade.  The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the section including animal husbandry, diets, operant conditioning, enrichment and health checks. You will also be responsible for staff training and monitoring. This is an extremely busy section so the successful candidate will need to demonstrate excellent delegation and organisational skills.

Qualifications/Experience
This role requires a primate keeper with at least 4 years new world primate experience.

Experience of operant conditioning

Applicants will need to demonstrate good communication skills, be physically fit, self motivated and able to lead and work as part of a team.

Desirable
Experience of working with capuchins
Full driving licence
Shotgun certificate
Experience of public speaking
Familiarity with rescue and rehabilitation of primates

Salary & Benefits
Dependent on experience.
Accommodation available
Short/long haul travel grants
Study/education grants
  
Condition of appointment
This position will be subject to a six-month probationary period

Please send covering letter and current CV to :-

Sophie Sparrow
HR Administrator
Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre
Longthorns
Wareham
Dorset
BH20 6HH


Closing date for applications: Monday 13th July 2015



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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Experienced Zoo Keeper





Experienced Zoo Keeper

Drusillas Park
East Sussex


We are seeking a confident, outgoing, experienced, full time zoo keeper with a minimum of two years' experience working for a zoo or in a similar animal environment.

You must possess a good work history and be determined to make zoo keeping your career. An outgoing personality and the ability to communicate effectively with the general public (including undertaking keeper talks) are essential.

A full driving license and car is essential and it is advantageous to hold, or be studying for, the City & Guilds Certificate in Animal Management.

For information about the animals at Drusillas please see our Animal Gallery website page. We offer a competitive annual salary, subsidised lunches and provide a sensible relocation package.


For an application form please contact Sue Woodgate Zoo Manager sue.woodgate@drusillas.co.uk 01323 874110.


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