Thursday, January 21, 2021

EXPERIENCED KEEPER


 

EXPERIENCED KEEPER

 

Paultons Park are looking for an experienced Keeper to join our team.

Ideally we are looking for someone who has experience working with collections of exotic birds and other animals.

If you would like to join our team, please visit https://isw.changeworknow.co.uk/paultons_park/vms/e/paultons_park_ltd/positions/daEYZIT8LlLzJFxkvB82nk

 

Applications close on Thursday, 4th February, 2021.


FYI

This vacancy has been posted out to the many thousands who read the popular Zoo Jobs Blog Page and then on to the 129,400 plus followers of the  ZooNews Digest Facebook Page. It is then immediately forwarded on to Twitter and then to Pinterest and Linkedin (8,000+ connections). Many vacancies are shared to individuals and groups. In short your vacancy will have the potential of reaching something in the region of some 80,000 plus people within 24 hours. Most of these people are working in a zoo environment, Keepers, Curators, Vets, Zoo Directors, Trainers, Aquarists and more.

ZooNews Digest has subscribers in over 1200 Zoos in 150+ countries. Zoo professionals are International.

The number of people who will actually read the posted vacancy  will actually be considerably less. Usually this will be between two hundred and three thousand. This will depend on the type of post, the time of the year and where it is located…of course not all will apply. I wish you the very best of luck in finding the right candidate for your post.

To make a donation to help with the continuation of the work of ZooNews Digest please click on the DONATE button on top left of this page. Thank you. I will be most grateful.




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Independent International Zoo Consultant

ANIMAL CARE DIRECTOR

 


ANIMAL CARE DIRECTOR

Job Description:  This senior level position works under the supervision of the President/CEO to oversee the development and implementation of animal operation strategies that achieve excellence in all animal operations including animal husbandry, animal collection-based conservation and research, and animal registration procedures.  Must embrace the mission, goals, and objectives of Wilstem and work with all departments to fulfill them.  Applicants must have good decision-making skills, remain calm under pressure, respond to emergencies, take control of situations, and communicate with all levels of the organization.  Must be enthusiastic and interact with guests in a positive manner to provide a memorable and educational experience.

Applicant Requirements:  Applicants must have a minimum of 5 years of progressive animal husbandry experience with a variety of exotic animals.  A minimum of 2 years management and supervisory experience is strongly preferred.  Prior experience at an AZA or ZAA accredited facility is preferred.  A degree in biology, zoology, or animal related field is preferred.  Must be proficient with Microsoft Office.  Must have a working knowledge of established principles and practices of exotic and domestic wildlife exhibition, experience in animal immobilization, including chemical administration.  Applicant must be available to work all necessary hours, including weekends, holidays, special events, and will be on call in the event of an emergency.  Applicant must pass physical, drug test, and background checks.

Duties and Responsibilities:  Maintains a close connection with and working knowledge of the animal collection.  Develops animal husbandry policies and programs for all animals and ensures proper daily care and welfare in compliance with federal, state, and local laws and in a manner consistent with AZA or ZAA accreditation standards and USDA regulations. Directs the facilities programs for animal acquisition and disposition, husbandry, exhibition, record keeping, behavior management, and research and conservation.  Works in cooperation with the head veterinarian to coordinate preventative, routine, and emergency health care to the animal collection.  Directs the implementation of animal behavioral training and enrichment programs.  Ensures compliance to applicable AZA, ZAA, USDA, DEA, OSHA, local state, and federal laws.  Actively participates in TAGs and other AZA or ZAA programs.  Participates in planning and design of new exhibits and renovation of existing exhibits to ensure animals are presented in a manner reflecting modern practices.  Ensure exhibit design and animal’s functional welfare requirements are balanced with aesthetic and educational considerations.  Coordinates safety training for keeper staff and works in cooperation with all departments to ensure the safety of the facility for the animals, staff, and visiting public.  Supervises and trains the keeper staff responsible for all aspects of animal care including but not limited to cleaning, feeding, watering, record keeping, and maintain facilities.

Facilitates the work of the animal keepers by ensuring that they have the necessary tools, equipment, and supplies.  Cooperates with other department heads and facility management to ensure the facility runs harmoniously.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the facility policies, applicable laws, and relevant labor laws.  Plans, assigns, and directs work by evaluating performance, counsel employees, disciplines employees, addresses complaints, and resolves problems.  Demonstrates a commitment to maintaining a work environment free from discrimination, harassment and supports the facilities commitment to equal opportunities.  Must be prepared to travel for meetings, animal transports, and continuing education.  Performs other duties as required and assigned.  Physical requirements include frequent walking and standing, frequent lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs., reaching, bending, kneeling, twisting, and climbing.  Operation of a variety of equipment, vehicles, and power tools is required. 

Send resumes and salary requirements to cberg@wilstem.com

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

ANIMAL CARER (FULL-TIME)

 


ANIMAL CARER (FULL-TIME)

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Animal Care team and help to care for injured British Wildlife!

Secret World Wildlife Rescue is a registered charity that rescues, rehabilitates and releases Britain’s orphaned, injured and sick wildlife. It is a unique service in the South West which helps over 5,000 casualties every year from its base near Highbridge, Somerset.

This post is offered on a full-time, permanent basis and the successful candidate would join our team of skilled and knowledgeable Animal Carers and also work alongside our dedicated team of volunteers. This is a very exciting time to join the charity as we have begun building work on our new Wildlife Treatment Centre which will add to our range of excellent treatment areas, recovery and special rehabilitation enclosures. Our current facilities include enclosures for foxes and badgers, where they can forage and dig as they would in the wild, water enclosures for the otters and swans, so they can preen and build their natural oils and large aviaries for garden birds and birds of prey – all away from human contact so they have the best chance of reverting to the wild once they are strong enough to be released.

TO LEARN MORE AND/OR APPLY PLEASE CLICK HERE


FYI

This vacancy has been posted out to the many thousands who read the popular Zoo Jobs Blog Page and then on to the 129,400 plus followers of the  ZooNews Digest Facebook Page. It is then immediately forwarded on to Twitter and then to Pinterest and Linkedin (8,000+ connections). Many vacancies are shared to individuals and groups. In short your vacancy will have the potential of reaching something in the region of some 80,000 plus people within 24 hours. Most of these people are working in a zoo environment, Keepers, Curators, Vets, Zoo Directors, Trainers, Aquarists and more.

ZooNews Digest has subscribers in over 1200 Zoos in 150+ countries. Zoo professionals are International.

The number of people who will actually read the posted vacancy  will actually be considerably less. Usually this will be between two hundred and three thousand. This will depend on the type of post, the time of the year and where it is located…of course not all will apply. I wish you the very best of luck in finding the right candidate for your post.

To make a donation to help with the continuation of the work of ZooNews Digest please click on the DONATE button on top left of this page. Thank you. I will be most grateful.




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Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

Assistant Manager - Marine Mammals

 


Assistant Manager 

 Marine Mammals


Atlantis, Dubai, is a truly extraordinary, intriguing and unique entertainment destination resort, and we currently have an opportunity for an experienced Assistant Manager, Marine Mammals to join our amazing team at Atlantis,Dubai!

At Atlantis Dubai we strive to create a destination experience that’s not only unforgettable throughout each customer’s stay, but truly memorable for a lifetime.


In this exciting role you will be part of the Marine Mammal Operations team that is responsible for the interactions between our animals and valued guests. The Assistant Manager, Marine Mammals will provide healthy and sanitary living conditions, the correct nutrition, implements training principles, and constant care for all marine mammals. This includes daily maintenance of facilities, water testing, and animal observations. 


If you have at least six years of experience in a similar role, in an aquarium or dolphinarium field specializing in marine mammals (Dolphins & SeaLions) we invite you to apply for this unique opportunity.

TO LEARN MORE AND/OR APPLY PLEASE CLICK HERE



FYI

This vacancy has been posted out to the many thousands who read the popular Zoo Jobs Blog Page and then on to the 129,400 plus followers of the  ZooNews Digest Facebook Page. It is then immediately forwarded on to Twitter and then to Pinterest and Linkedin (8,000+ connections). Many vacancies are shared to individuals and groups. In short your vacancy will have the potential of reaching something in the region of some 80,000 plus people within 24 hours. Most of these people are working in a zoo environment, Keepers, Curators, Vets, Zoo Directors, Trainers, Aquarists and more.

ZooNews Digest has subscribers in over 1200 Zoos in 150+ countries. Zoo professionals are International.

The number of people who will actually read the posted vacancy  will actually be considerably less. Usually this will be between two hundred and three thousand. This will depend on the type of post, the time of the year and where it is located…of course not all will apply. I wish you the very best of luck in finding the right candidate for your post.

To make a donation to help with the continuation of the work of ZooNews Digest please click on the DONATE button on top left of this page. Thank you. I will be most grateful.




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Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Marine Educator

 


Marine Educator


Atlantis, Dubai, is a truly extraordinary, intriguing and unique entertainment destination resort, and we currently have an opportunity for a passionate Marine Educator, to join our amazing team at Atlantis, The Palm! At Atlantis, The Palm, we strive to create a destination experience that’s not only unforgettable throughout each customer’s stay, but truly memorable for a lifetime.

 

Do you have a love for Marine life and the desire to impart this knowledge of conservation messaging to others in a fun way? Are you interested in working with a team of passionate individuals? As a Marine Educator, you will deliver and bring the myth of Atlantis to life using your knowledge and charismatic delivery to ensure our guests have the most unforgettable experience. You will share information and educate on conservation efforts on our aquatic species of The Lost Chambers Aquarium and other marine habitats.

You will conduct educational tours and promote sales of the interactive Marine Animal Adventures, which are an extension of the Lost Chambers Aquarium experience. This is accomplished through enthusiastic, engaging guest and group interactions.

To learn more and apply please click HERE

FYI

This vacancy has been posted out to the many thousands who read the popular Zoo Jobs Blog Page and then on to the 129,400 plus followers of the  ZooNews Digest Facebook Page. It is then immediately forwarded on to Twitter and then to Pinterest and Linkedin (8,000+ connections). Many vacancies are shared to individuals and groups. In short your vacancy will have the potential of reaching something in the region of some 80,000 plus people within 24 hours. Most of these people are working in a zoo environment, Keepers, Curators, Vets, Zoo Directors, Trainers, Aquarists and more.

ZooNews Digest has subscribers in over 1200 Zoos in 150+ countries. Zoo professionals are International.

The number of people who will actually read the posted vacancy  will actually be considerably less. Usually this will be between two hundred and three thousand. This will depend on the type of post, the time of the year and where it is located…of course not all will apply. I wish you the very best of luck in finding the right candidate for your post.

To make a donation to help with the continuation of the work of ZooNews Digest please click on the DONATE button on top left of this page. Thank you. I will be most grateful.


Monday, January 18, 2021

Small Mammal and Primate Keeper

 


Small Mammal and Primate Keeper

A position has become available for an experienced Small Mammal and Primate Keeper, it is 45 hours a week, weekend work and flexibility in working hours is essential to this role. The salary is minimum/living wage.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated and highly motivated individual to join our small, friendly team. This position involves tasks such as cleaning, feeding, and enclosure maintenance, covering various sections as required, as well as helping with preparation of food.

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring the highest standard of care for your animals, and must be capable of working well within a team, as well as alone and unsupervised. You must be educated to at least GCSE level in English and Maths, and an animal based qualification is desirable.

Due to the physical nature of the job, applicants will need to be physically fit and healthy, and be fully prepared to work outside in all weathers.

Requirement

 A good knowledge about Small Mammals and Primates and Global Animal Conservation Issues.

 An ability to communicate this knowledge to the general public.

 A full driving license is essential due to our rural location.

 Your own transport is required.

**Interviews will be conducted via Zoom, if successful we may require you to do a 3 day trial (at a later date) so that you can see what the position entails and we can see how you work.**

Please send an up-to-date CV and covering letter by email to Katherine Adams office@HamertonZooPark.com

CLOSING DATE: 27th January 2021

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early and will only be contacting those who we wish to interview.

FYI

This vacancy has been posted out to the many thousands who read the popular Zoo Jobs Blog Page and then on to the 129,400 plus followers of the  ZooNews Digest Facebook Page. It is then immediately forwarded on to Twitter and then to Pinterest and Linkedin (8,000+ connections). Many vacancies are shared to individuals and groups. In short your vacancy will have the potential of reaching something in the region of some 80,000 plus people within 24 hours. Most of these people are working in a zoo environment, Keepers, Curators, Vets, Zoo Directors, Trainers, Aquarists and more.

ZooNews Digest has subscribers in over 1200 Zoos in 150+ countries. Zoo professionals are International.

The number of people who will actually read the posted vacancy  will actually be considerably less. Usually this will be between two hundred and three thousand. This will depend on the type of post, the time of the year and where it is located…of course not all will apply. I wish you the very best of luck in finding the right candidate for your post.

To make a donation to help with the continuation of the work of ZooNews Digest please click on the DONATE button on top left of this page. Thank you. I will be most grateful.




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Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

Experienced (senior) carnivore keeper

 


Experienced (senior) carnivore keeper

 

Exmoor Zoological Park

 

The duties will be to assist the carnivore team in the running of that section to ensure high standards of welfare and husbandry for the animals. You will be a good team worker, able to motivate others, as well as show initiative, have a positive outlook and be responsible for suggesting work routines for keepers occasionally. You will have a proven record of working with category 1 carnivores and be able to work alone in compliance with the zoo’s lone working policy. You will also play an integral role in training and enrichment of the animals, as well as maintenance of their enclosures.

 You will be required to have a minimum of three years full time employment in a recognised Zoo environment. It will be expected that you have experience with carnivore keeping particularly category 1 animals and some working skills with other animals. Some of this “other” experience can be given here. You should have passed the DMZAA or equivalent or be prepared to gain those qualifications. Hold a full U.K. driving licence, and have your own vehicle due to location. 


 You will be required to work Bank Holidays and weekends. You will also represent Exmoor Zoo at Conferences when required. You will have two fixed days off per week. 

Wages will be c £19,448 rising to £20,280 PA after six months probation.

Closing date for applications is: 6th Feb 2021

Please register your interest by sending an email with an enclosed cover letter and your current C.V. to Danny Reynolds, Animal collection Manager, exmoorzoo@btconnect.com. Interviews will be held until the position is filled.


FYI

This vacancy has been posted out to the many thousands who read the popular Zoo Jobs Blog Page and then on to the 129,400 plus followers of the  ZooNews Digest Facebook Page. It is then immediately forwarded on to Twitter and then to Pinterest and Linkedin (8,000+ connections). Many vacancies are shared to individuals and groups. In short your vacancy will have the potential of reaching something in the region of some 80,000 plus people within 24 hours. Most of these people are working in a zoo environment, Keepers, Curators, Vets, Zoo Directors, Trainers, Aquarists and more.

ZooNews Digest has subscribers in over 1200 Zoos in 150+ countries. Zoo professionals are International.

The number of people who will actually read the posted vacancy  will actually be considerably less. Usually this will be between two hundred and three thousand. This will depend on the type of post, the time of the year and where it is located…of course not all will apply. I wish you the very best of luck in finding the right candidate for your post.

To make a donation to help with the continuation of the work of ZooNews Digest please click on the DONATE button on top left of this page. Thank you. I will be most grateful.




photo 
Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant