Saturday, July 26, 2014

Senior Animal Care Assistant






Senior Animal Care Assistant
MER0000IN

Description

About the role
In this role you will assist the Animal Care Supervisor in the management and organisation of the displays team to achieve consistently high standards of display presentation and animal husbandry. You will take responsibility for ensuring the continual development and innovation within the displays areas and be responsible for maintenance plans of the life support systems and the cleanliness of our displays as well as the development of suitable diets and feeds for our animals, ensuring we present world class displays.

About you
You will be a dynamic, confident and a self-motivated individual; who will be an integral part of the team aiming for a centre of excellence in animal management, conservation, preservation and education.
Using your experience, gained by working in a similar environment, you will have a robust knowledge of animal husbandry; and have the ability to communicate to all employees and clients as well as deliver a highly immersive experience to all our visitors.  You’ll also have a good understanding of zoo licensing having been through a zoo licence in a previous role, project management experience and ideally be educated to degree level or equivalent.

About the benefits
Alongside a competitive annual salary, you can look forward to a great benefits package which includes Group Personal Pension Plan, 20 days’ holiday and of course, a Merlin Magic Pass which gives you free admission to all of our attractions worldwide.  Perhaps the biggest benefits of joining us, however, are the outstanding opportunities for career development.

About us
The Cornish Seal Sanctuary in Gweek is the only fully operational seal rescue centre in Cornwall. Our seal sanctuary provides a lifeline for stray, sick and injured seal pups which have been discovered around the Cornwall coast. The Sanctuary is a busy rescue centre, and also has resident Grey Seals, Common Seals, Patagonian & Californian Sea Lions, Penguins, Otters, Goats, Sheep and Ponies. Occasionally the Sanctuary's facilities and expertise are called upon to aid in the rescue of other marine creatures such as Dolphins and Turtles.

About Merlin Entertainments
Merlin Entertainments is the leading name in location based, quality family entertainment and the World’s number two visitor attraction operator. We currently have over 90 attractions spread across 22 countries and four continents, and aim to deliver unique and memorable experiences to over 54 million visitors worldwide. Here in the UK alone, we have a vast portfolio of reputable brands, from LEGOLAND and Thorpe Park, to SEALIFE and the EDF Energy London Eye.

Job Conservation, Wildlife and Environment
Work Locations : Cornish Seal Sanctuary   


Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External : 04-Aug-14, 2:59:00 AM

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Husbandry Team Vacancy






Husbandry Team Vacancy

National Marine Aquarium
Plymouth

The National Marine Aquarium, based in Plymouth, is the largest public Aquarium in the UK, as a charity, we are dedicated to “Driving Marine Conservation Through Engagement”, inspiring everyone to take action towards sustainability and conservation of the marine environment.  We have a vacancy in our Biologist team, that works with the live animal exhibits, which are the most effective way of engaging our visitors.

These exhibits include three large mixed displays of 600,000L, 650,000L and 2,500,000L. One is themed on our local life and is the largest native exhibit in the UK.

We are looking to recruit an experienced Biologist - Diver to join the Aquarium Husbandry Team. A background of aquatic animal husbandry is essential as this forms the majority of the role. One to two years experience in a public aquarium setting would be preferred.

A professional level dive qualification is essential to either PADI Divemaster or HSE Professional Scuba Diver (Part IV) standard, other equivalents will be considered. The ability to pass a commercial dive medical is necessary for the role. Diving is carried out in the various aquarium exhibits on a daily basis but is only a component of the position and so not a sole diving role.

Working with the biologist team, a team of skilled and motivated individuals responsible for the welfare of all the National Marine Aquarium’s animals and the maintenance of the variety of exhibits, the postholder will be involved in all aspects of animal husbandry and new project delivery. They will have a keen eye for detail and be able to create exhibits that meet the needs of the inhabitants and also show case them in a natural appearing habitat.  They would be hardworking, methodical and analytical and be able to integrate into the existing team.

The position is for a fixed period of 12 months with an initial 3 month probation period. There is the possibility this can be further extended to a permanent position if performance is of the required level.

The position will be salaried, with work being carried out five days out of seven on a rota basis. Public holidays and weekend working is essential, as care for the animals needs to be provided on a daily basis.

The normal location for work is Plymouth but some working away at other aquarium sites may be required as well as occasional journeys for livestock movement.

Please apply in writing, enclosing current CV and remuneration details to:
James Wright
Assistant Curator
National Marine Aquarium,
Rope Walk,
Coxside,
Plymouth,
PL4 0LF
or

If you e-mail in your application please ensure you put “Biologist application” as the e-mail title/subject. This will enable your application to reach its intended destination, otherwise it may not get through.

The National Marine Aquarium Ltd welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is an equal opportunities employer.

In line with the requirements of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.  As part of the recruitment process, you will be asked to provide documented evidence of eligibility.

A copy of the position advert and job description is available on the website www.national-aquarium.co.uk.

Closing Date: 15 August 2014

We will be looking to interview in the week beginning: 18th August 2014








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Lecturer/ Course Manager in Animal Management







Lecturer/ Course Manager in Animal Management

Reaseheath College
Cheshire

Status: Permanent
Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week
Salary:  £24,098 to £33,229 per annum

Reaseheath College’s state-of-the-art Animal Centre and Zoo have won national recognition for excellence – as have our courses that deliver the very best animal management education. Following a £4 million upgrade of our Animal Centre, we boast an exceptional range of world-class facilities, as well as a team of teaching staff who are genuinely passionate about supporting every student to reach their full potential.

We are currently looking to appoint Lecturer / Course Managers to teach a range Animal Management subjects to Further Education learners.

We are looking for exceptional, well organised individuals to course manage and teach on a wide range of courses within the animal management area.  You will also implement quality assurance processes and develop new curriculum content that keeps us at the forefront of this evolving arena.

The ideal candidate should hold a formal qualification, in a related subject.  Good team working and communication skills are key attributes within this dynamic team.  A teaching qualification is not essential, although desirable, as training will be offered in post.

Please note this role constitutes ‘regulated activity’ as defined by the Protection of Freedom Act 2012. The successful candidate will therefore be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check with barred list information prior to starting employment. This will be paid for by the College.

How to Apply:
Please visit our website at www.reaseheath.ac.uk to apply.


Closing Date:  Monday 4th August 2014









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Aquarist




Aquarist 



Marine Aquatic Ltd., operator for the Malta National Aquarium complex is looking for additional team members!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full-time and experienced Aquarist to join our dynamic team. The aquarist will be responsible for maintaining the tanks in the aquarium and quarantine, as well as preparing and delivering tailored feed programs to our all our species, from shrimps to sharks. You will also be responsible for maintaining the life support systems that look after our species. You will help promote & comply with all relevant Health & Safety Procedures & Protocols, to ensure the highest standards for yourself, visitors and guests.

We are looking for an enthusiastic team player with excellent problem solving skills, and who is able to work with minimal supervision. Candidates must have a minimum of 3 years working experience in a similar role, be willing to work flexible hours which may include weekends and public holidays, and also be able to clearly communicate in English. Having diving experience is not a must but this will be considered as an asset.


If you are interested in joining our team, kindly send an updated CV by not later than the 10th of August 2014 to: hr@aquarium.com.mt








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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Presentations Manager



Presentations Manager


Zoos SA is a not-for-profit conservation charity that exists to save species from extinction and connect people with nature.  We provide conservation education, as well as supporting and conducting many conservation, breeding and research programs. As part of our conservation efforts we run Adelaide and Monarto Zoos.

Since 1878, we’ve long been established as a treasured part of the community representing a significant part of South Australia’s heritage and social history.  Since Adelaide Zoo first opened to the public in 1883, generations of South Australians have shared the wonder of our zoos.

The Presentations Manager role has been created to increase visitor engagement and interaction with animals, and foster a greater understanding of conservation issues and initiatives. This role will have the unique opportunity to lead and focus a highly experienced and capable team of presenters and keepers– with the primary purpose of evolving the development and promotion of animal presentations that form such an important part of the visitor experience at Adelaide and Monarto Zoos. A high focus will be given to the training, conditioning and welfare of those animals used in such presentations.

Zoos SA’s Presentations Manager will have:

Inspiring people leadership skills
Animal training, conditioning and presentation skills
Solid business planning and strategy based approach to building the animal presentation vision
Captivating passion for education and presenting


A detailed job and person specification outlining the full requirements of the role is available below.  Applications addressing the selection criteria are to be emailed to recruitment@zoossa.com.au by 23 July 2014. 


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Trainee Keeper



Trainee Keeper Roles
Contract Positions ( Two year contract )

1 x 0.5 FTE Monarto Zoo

2 x 0.5 FTE Adelaide Zoo

Zoos SA is a not-for-profit conservation charity that exists to save species from extinction and connect people with nature.  We provide conservation education, as well as supporting and conducting many conservation, breeding and research programs. As part of our conservation efforts we run Adelaide and Monarto Zoos.

As part of assisting our staff development program, we have created three new trainee keeper roles over its two sites. These roles will be required to work on average a minimum of 20 hours per week over a 7 day roster.

The duties of this role will include completing daily keeping duties and husbandry for a range of zoo animals under close supervision and within clearly defined procedures and established policies.

Applicants will be required to have

conservation awareness
the ability to deliver informative public presentations
the ability to work within a variety of teams
excellent communication skills
basic maintenance skills
As this is a trainee role you will be provided with full on-the-job training, but some experience in the animal field would be advantageous for applicants

How to apply

APPLICANTS: For consideration please submit a cover letter, resume and a completed application form addressing the application criteria.

Please forward you applications to recruitment@zoossa.com.au by  28th July 2014 12:00 noon


For Application Form and further details go to:
 http://www.zoossa.com.au/home/jobs/current-jobs-at-zoos-sa



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Monday, July 21, 2014

TEMPORARY ZOO RANGER



TEMPORARY ZOO RANGER

Discovery and Learning Division
(6 month temporary contract starting October 2014)

Chester Zoo, one of Europe’s leading Zoological collections, has an active and award winning Discovery and Learning Division and is now recruiting a Zoo Ranger.

Our Zoo Ranger team are a vital part of enhancing the visitors’ experience and are involved in developing and delivering public education around the Zoo.  This will include animal talks and tours, one to one engagement, exhibition supervision, interpretation and other educational activities.  Audiences vary from 1 to 500 or more, and there is lots of public interaction requiring a confident and outgoing personality.

The successful applicant must have a Zoo Biology/Conservation degree or equivalent and have a wide ranging knowledge of natural world and animal behaviours.  
They will have good working knowledge and experience of zoo or conservation education (including researching & delivering talks to public).

They will be able to provide excellent customer service, work on their own and organise time effectively, and have experience of working as part of a team.  Good communication skills, both verbal & written are essential.  The successful candidate will be computer literate with particular working knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office packages.

The successful candidate will ideally have good knowledge of Chester Zoo’s animal collection and conservation work. They will ideally have experience of dealing with the visitors/public in a visitor attraction setting.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Work is 10 days in 14, including Bank Holidays and every other weekend. 
Salary is £18,711 per annum for a 35 hour week.

For an application form please contact the recruitment line on recruitment@chesterzoo.org or 01244 389477.

Closing date for applications is Monday 11th August 2014.










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