Monday, May 25, 2015

Animal Keeper: Great Apes






Animal Keeper: Great Apes

Twycross Zoo is at a very exciting stage of development with the first phase of a 20 year master plan already underway. The plan will see the zoo developing new habitats for a refreshed animal collection starting with Giraffe Savannah and Gibbon Forest in 2015.

We currently have a vacancy for an Animal Keeper to work on our Great Apes section. This area manages all four species of great ape; gorilla, chimpanzee, orangutan and bonobo.

Key Responsibilities:
· Basic animal husbandry and regular interaction with the public

Key Skills & Requirements:
· Enthusiastic, motivated and with an interest in zoo animal management and education
· Commitment to continual professional development
· A good team worker
· 2 years zoo keeping experience and a relevant animal-related
qualification

The role is permanent and includes weekend duties on a rota system. Salary is paid monthly and we provide uniform and 31 days holiday per annum (pro rata).

Please apply on-line by sending your CV with a covering letter to

Closing date: Sunday 31st May 2015 or once sufficient applications have been received.

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General Curator, Animal Care




General Curator, Animal Care

Accountable to the Director, Animal Care, Conservation & Research, this position is responsible for the management of the animal collection, personnel, facilities and programs of the animal care areas of the zoo.
      
Responsibilities:
  • Provides daily direction and supervision to Curators.
  • Ensures animal enclosures and day to day standards exceed minimum AZA accreditation standards.
  • Ensures accurate, current records are kept on each animal and exhibit.
  • Looks for opportunities to improve and streamline procedures, processes and documentation.
  • Responsible for the preparation and monitoring of yearly budget in consultation with the Director, Animal Care & Researchensuring financial targets are achieved.
  • Involved in animal collection planning, and animal acquisitions and dispositions; assisting in exhibit design.
  • Participates in AZA and other professional organizations.
  • Involved in developing and maintaining Institutional Collection Plans for each species in the zoo.
  • Accountable for the development and implementation of standards and best practices in animal husbandry.
  • Oversees Emergency Response Team activities.  
  • Accountable for the oversight and consistent implementation of the Calgary Zoo Animal Care Training Program.
  • Works collaboratively with other departments and zones in the design and delivery of superior customer experience.
  • Liaisons with Communications department and completes media interviews as required. 
  • Ensures compliance with health, safety and environmental legislation and regulation as well as Calgary Zoo policies and procedures.
  • Complies with collective agreement, Zoo policy or relevant legislation in the management of staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Zoology, Ecology, Veterinary science, or experience in related field.
  • 10 plus years of animal management experience with a minimum of 5 years of direct animal management in an accredited institution.
  • 8+ years of experience in a supervisory role.
  • Experience managing a unionized workforce would be considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated experience in sourcing, initiating, and facilitating animal transfers.
  • Exceptional problem solving, analytical skills, time management, accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Working experience in leading and implementing business change.
  • Excellent communication, leadership skills with the ability to motivate and empower team members.
  • Self-starter, skilled at proactively identifying areas for improvement.
  • Ability to interact and build effective relationships with employees at all levels of the organization, specifically within the Animal Care department. 
  • Class 5 Alberta Driver’s License.
Physical demands and conditions required:
  • Daily on-grounds mobility, some heavy lifting tasks, availability to work on weekends and statutory holidays.
What the zoo has to Offer:
  • Competitive compensation package.
  • Annual performance bonus.
  • Flexible benefits plan, including a health spending account.
  • Employer matching RRSP program.
  • Competitive vacation and flex days entitlement.
  • Discounts on food, beverage and merchandise.
  • A complimentary annual pass for you and your immediate family members.
  • A fun work environment and the opportunity to work in a park full of wild animals!
If you are a highly motivated and experienced individual we invite you to send your resume, along with a cover letter, in confidence to the Calgary Zoo by June 30, 2015. Please quote the position title in the subject line.

Human Resources
Calgary Zoo
1300 Zoo Rd NE
Calgary, Alberta
T2E 7V6
Email: hr@calgaryzoo.com

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Friday, May 22, 2015

EXPERIENCED KEEPER / BIRD TRAINER






EXPERIENCED KEEPER / BIRD TRAINER

We are currently looking to recruit an experienced, highly motivated, reliable and enthusiastic individual to join our keeper team.

The applicant must be flexible about their duties within the zoo and should be prepared to be involved in a range of jobs associated with the daily, safe and smooth running of a family owned and managed zoological gardens.

Jobs will include all aspects of animal care; the applicant will be responsible for various animal species and duties will include food preparation, cleaning, maintenance of the enclosures, aviaries and surroundings, hand-rearing where necessary, assisting the vet and administration of basic medicines, wormers etc, record keeping and risk assessments.

Other daily jobs may include cleaning and maintenance of working and visitor facilities to ensure safe and very high standards at all times, involvement with the educational presentations, supervising and training of trainee keepers.

The ideal candidate will have:
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well within a team and alone,
  • Endless enthusiasm and an outgoing personality,
  • A passion for and proven experience of bird training along with first rate presentation skills,
  • A good knowledge and understanding of the conservation and education roles of zoos.


If you would like the chance to join our great team, please download an application form or telephone for a copy on 01223 891308. Please send this with a covering letter and CV to Kim Simmons, Linton Zoo, Hadstock Road, Linton, Cambridgeshire CB21 4NT or email to lintonzoo@hotmail.co.uk stating any previous experience and availability.

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EXPERIENCED KEEPER / REPTILES





EXPERIENCED KEEPER / REPTILES

We are currently looking to recruit an experienced, highly motivated, reliable and enthusiastic individual to join our keeper team.

The applicant must be flexible about their duties within the zoo and should be prepared to be involved in a range of jobs associated with the daily, safe and smooth running of a family owned and managed zoological gardens.

Jobs will include all aspects of animal care; the applicant will be responsible for various animal species and duties will include food preparation, cleaning, maintenance of the enclosures, aviaries and surroundings, hand-rearing where necessary, assisting the vet and administration of basic medicines, wormers etc, record keeping and risk assessments.

Other daily jobs may include cleaning and maintenance of working and visitor facilities to ensure safe and very high standards at all times, involvement with the educational presentations, supervising and training of trainee keepers.

The ideal candidate will have:
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well within a team and alone,
  • Endless enthusiasm and an outgoing personality,
  • A passion for and proven record in reptile husbandry,
  • A good knowledge and understanding of the conservation and education roles of zoos.


If you would like the chance to join our great team, please download an application form or telephone for a copy on 01223 891308. Please send this with a covering letter and CV to Kim Simmons, Linton Zoo, Hadstock Road, Linton, Cambridgeshire CB21 4NT or email to lintonzoo@hotmail.co.uk stating any previous experience and availability.

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Fractional Lecturer in Animal Management





Fractional Lecturer in Animal Management

Up to £32,264 per annum (pro-rata)
Substantial part-time post available

About the College
North East Surrey College of Technology has become one of Further Education's success stories as they progress towards being recognised as outstanding. In 2010, Ofsted rated Nescot as Outstanding for Leadership, Management, Capacity to Improve, Care & Support for Students, Tutorials, Enrichment, Safeguarding and Financial Management.

About the Role
NESCOT are looking to recruit a lecturer to join an outstanding team teaching a range of animal management courses from Level 1 to Level 3.

The successful candidate will have the ability to teach both practical and theoretical aspects of Animal Management. This will involve classroom based teaching as well as practical skills teaching on our large Animal Care Unit. You will be required to work as part of a motivated and dedicated team committed to students’ well-being and achievement.

Benefits
NESCOT are able to offer you a final salary pension scheme, generous holidays and the facilities of a College campus set in 7 acres of green belt in a peaceful setting. The College has excellent transport links and is set in a location convenient to London and the South East and offers a large free on-site car park.

Please indicate what fraction you would be interested in.
Closing Date for all posts: Monday 1st June 2015
Interviews will be held on: Monday 8th June 2015


If you are interested in this vacancy, please send an e-mail to apply@r21education.co.uk. You will then be sent the full Job Description, Person Specification and College application form, to be completed and returned before the advertised close date. Please note that the College will not accept CV's in place of completed applications.  

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Head Keeper





Head Keeper


Tropical Wings Zoo is currently looking to recruit an experienced, highly motivated, reliable and enthusiastic individual with a lifelong passion for all animals to head our dedicated team of animal care staff on a full time basis.   You will also have active responsibility for overseeing and managing the diverse animal collection.  
The post holder will be responsible for ensuring that the keeper team is managed effectively, giving the highest standards of care to the animal collection, meeting all zoo legislation, keeping our records up to date and exceeding health and safety requirements.
The keeper team is the largest team at Tropical Wings Zoo with a huge range of complex tasks. You will be required to co-ordinate the team to meet the many responsibilities of your role. This will require good people management skills and the ability to effectively delegate roles to the team.

Salary:  Circa £22k dependant on skills and experience

The ideal candidate will have:
Experience of working with captive animals and their husbandry ideally within a zoo environment at a senior level is essential.

Being a team player with the ability to inspire confidence and loyalty will be essential to effectively running  the Keeper Team

Familiarity with running of a zoological collection

Experience in developing and leading teams

Administrative experience in relation to zoological records an advantage


To apply:
Send a completed application form, CV and covering letter by email to humanresources@tropicalwings.co.uk

Closing date: This vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, therefore you should submit your application as soon as possible.

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Senior Zoo Keeper – Ectotherms






Senior Zoo Keeper – Ectotherms, Auckland Zoo

·         Rare chance to work at one of the world's most ambitious and conservation-focused zoos.
·         Care for a diverse collection of native and exotic reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates.
·         Contribute directly to the conservation of native fauna through breed-for-release programmes.
·         Unique opportunity to participate regularly in field conservation projects.

Auckland Zoo delivers exciting and educational visitor experiences that inspire and empower people to take positive action for wildlife and the environment, and is a leader in the field of zoo-enabled conservation.

This is an opportunity to join the Life Sciences team and be part of an organization that is proud of its contribution to the conservation of species and their habitats in New Zealand and abroad.

Auckland Zoo recently opened the award-winning $15million NZ fauna precinct, Te Wao Nui, which is providing many new opportunities for the zoo to contribute to the conservation of New Zealand wildlife, both in the zoo and in the field. It features six zones displaying more than 60 native animal species (including invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals and birds) and more than 110 native plant species.

The Senior Ectotherm Keeper works as part of a team responsible for the daily husbandry and management of a diverse range of native reptiles, frogs, fish, and invertebrates species - including tuatara, Otago and chevron skinks, Archey's frog, long-fin eels and giant weta - as well as exotic species such as American alligators, Galapagos tortoises, Australian lizards and bird-eating spiders.

The organisation is committed to conservation in the field, as well as in the zoo, and all members of the Ectotherm team are fortunate to regularly participate in a diverse range of field programmes in New Zealand.

We are looking for a highly experienced specialist keeper with a comprehensive knowledge of the management and husbandry required for a range of ectotherm species. You will be able to demonstrate high standards, possess exceptional attention to detail, be highly organised and keen to learn. Good team skills and demonstrable supervisory experience are essential whilst the ability to work independently and to show initiative is also crucial.
A relevant degree in biological sciences/conservation is required and a minimum of five years practical experience caring for a diverse herpetological/entomological collection is essential.
Auckland Zoo is committed to its extensive field conservation programme, so the successful candidate will be expected to spend time working on conservation projects in the field. An interest in and aptitude for fieldwork is therefore essential and prior relevant experience and proven scientific writing skills would be an advantage.

This is a full-time permanent role, working 40hrs per week on a 14-day roster system including weekends and public holidays. A high level of energy and physical fitness will enable you to meet the daily challenges of the role.

To meet the Zoo's operational needs, the successful candidate may occasionally be required to care for other animal taxa or undertake additional tasks at the Team Leader's and/or Curator's discretion.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a world-class organisation, contribute to conservation and progress your career - are you ready to do something wild every day?

This position is deemed a safety sensitive position and will require pre-employment drug testing
Applications close Monday 8th June 2015 at 10.30pm



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