Friday, October 19, 2018

Veterinary Pathologist



Veterinary Pathologist

HQ, WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre
37.5 hours per week
Circa £30,000 per annum

We are looking for an energetic, focused individual to join our Animal Health team; primarily taking responsibility for post mortem examinations but also assisting with clinical diagnosis, disease prevention, zoo licensing and conservation research. 

Working in a fast paced environment you will be part of a team expected to deliver comprehensive animal health cover throughout the year. Based primarily at Slimbridge Wetland Centre, some travel will be necessary to provide clinical support to our wetland centres nationwide.

You will have a veterinary degree and experience of working in a busy veterinary environment including clinical work with exotic species and conducting post mortem examinations ideally with specialist knowledge of avian pathology.

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a conservation charity that protects wetlands for wildlife and people. We conserve, restore and create wetlands. We are pioneers in saving wetland wildlife, both in the UK and around the world. At our 10 UK sites around a million visitors a year engage with wetland nature. We work internationally in key global wetland areas, balancing conservation with sustainable livelihoods and influencing national and international conservation policies.     

In return for your hard work and dedication you’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits including:
-        25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (increasing to 30 days after 5 years service)
-        Contributory pension scheme (conditions apply)
-        Life assurance
-        Free parking
-        Free entry to all our centres

For more information, and to apply for the role, please visit http://jobs.wwt.org.uk/vacancies/1092/ZooNewsDig/veterinary_pathologist/

Closing date: 4th November 2018
Interview date: 15th November 2018


Registered Charity Number England & Wales, no 1030884 and Scotland, no SC039410 












Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      


Thursday, October 18, 2018

Animal Registrar and Administrator




Animal Registrar and Administrator

Ref: ARA/HQ

Location WWT Slimbridge and Headquarters Department Administration, Operations Salary £15,880 per annum Position type Part Time Working pattern 30 hours per week
We are looking for a professional, experienced and knowledgeable animal registrar who will be responsible for maintaining accurate electronic records of our living collection and for supporting our living collection and reserves teams across 10 WWT sites.

Working alongside the living collections and animal health care team, the successful candidate will bring a clear understanding of the legislation relating to zoo licencing, animal moves and wildlife protection and an ability to ensure compliance across a national organisation. You will be expected to manage and prioritise your own varied workload to best support the business needs and an interest in assisting with lab work and providing practical assistance to our veterinary team would be an advantage.   

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a conservation charity that protects wetlands for wildlife and people. We conserve, restore and create wetlands. We are pioneers in saving wetland wildlife, both in the UK and around the world. At our 10 UK sites around a million visitors a year engage with wetland nature. We work internationally in key global wetland areas, balancing conservation with sustainable livelihoods and influencing national and international conservation policies.

In return for your hard work and dedication you’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits including:
- 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service pro-rata
- Contributory pension scheme (conditions apply)
- Life assurance
- Free parking
- Cycle to work scheme
- Free entry to all our centres

Closing Date 04/11/2018
Unless specifically stated, we do not accept CVs for job applications
Interview Date: 14th November

To apply please click HERE










Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      


Internship and Volunteer positions



Internship and Volunteer positions

A Seal, a rescue center for Harbour- and Grey seals in Stellendam, Holland is accepting applications for internship and volunteer positions during autumn and winter (from the 15th of September 2018 till the 1st of March 2019).
A Seal is a nonprofit organization that aims to be a centre of expertise for marine mammals with a focus on rehabilitation of the Harbour seal (Phoca vitulina) and the Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) which are the most common marine mammals of the dutch part of the North Sea.

A Seal’s Internship Program is structured and designed to
provide students in animal care and veterinary assistance(undergraduate degree and intermediate vocational degree) with hands-on experience in the field of seal rehabilitation.


Responsibilities:

- Assisting during all phases of seal rehabilitation (intake; quaranteens; inside baths; outside baths and release at the Dutch coast).
- (Force- and tube-) feeding of the seals
- Food preparation
- Cleaning of pens and common facilities

Qualifications:

. Must possess a strong work ethic, have high attention to detail and the ability to work with limited supervision

. Must be self-motivated, enthusiastic, friendly and able to work in a team of volunteers

. Must be 18 or older

. Must be available on weekends, holidays and during the evening hours

. During this internship the intern will experience physical activity, such as: lifting, restraining and moving animals.


Prior experience is not required and all training is provided.
This is an unpaid position.
Interns are responsible for their own housing and
transportation.
Housing facilities (single room; shared kitchen and bathroom with other interns), 250 meters from A Seal, can be rented at limited charge.
Those who can work full-time hours for at least 4 weeks will be given preference.

Please visit www.aseal.nl for more information on our center (in Dutch).

Application with full CV can be sent to:
More information can be acquired from:

Vincent Serbruyns (Team leader Seal care / Intern coordinator)
A Seal - Zeehondenopvang Stellendam
Haringvlietplein 3a
3251 LD Stellendam
Holland
Europe
Office: 0031 (0)88 27 47 780

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Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      


WZ Animal Keeper – HUB Sealions and Farm



WZ Animal Keeper – HUB Sealions and Farm

Position: WZ Animal Keeper – HUB Sealions and Farm
Salary: Dependant on experience (Inclusive of Weekend Enhancement)
Location: ZSL Whipsnade Zoo – LU6 2LF

About Us:
We’re ZSL, an international conservation charity. Our vision is a world where wildlife thrives and we’re working every day to achieve this. From investigating the health threats facing animals, to helping people and wildlife live alongside each other, we are committed to bringing wildlife back from the brink of extinction. Through the work of our pioneering scientists, our dedicated conservationists and our unrivalled animal experts in our two zoos, we guide and enable others in the UK and all across the world. Inspiring, informing, empowering – working for wildlife.

Overview of Role:
ZSL is seeking an experienced keeper on the HUB region of the animal department, working within the Sealions and farm area.

•        WZ HUB Sealion and farm trainer and presenter full time qualified keeper

The main role of the Sealion trainer and presenter Keeper position is to manage the day to day operational duties relating to animal husbandry and visitor interaction within the HUB Section specifically Sealion and Farm area. This is directed day to day by the section Team Leader or other key senior animal department staff within the section.

The successful candidate will also be expected to:

•        Observe the behaviour, health and security of animals and report any problems to the Team Leader or manager including defects or repairs required to enclosures and relevant departments required to support work needed.
•        Assist with the preparation of approved diets and carrying out the correct feeding procedures.
•        Cleaning and maintaining of exhibits and other designated areas.
•        Train Sealions for public displays
•        Present Sealion demonstrations to the zoo visitors
•        Cover farm area as required
•        Work as part of a small busy team

The successful candidate will:
•        Practical experience of Sealion management and training for displays.
•        Proven experience and deep understanding of modern pinniped training techniques
•        Demonstrate a broad knowledge of Sealion husbandry techniques
•        In-depth understanding of water management
•        Confident a presenting to large and varied zoo audiences 
•        Willingness to work on evolving husbandry management within zoological collections to include positive re-enforcement training for behavioural management and varied methods of enrichment for a range of species.
•        Knowledge of techniques used to handle specific animals should catch ups or veterinary procedures require this.
•        Be able to demonstrate initiative and a pro-active approach to completing tasks beneficial to the section/department without always waiting to be asked.
•        Have a qualification in a relevant field at university level and/or diploma in the DZMAA Keeper’s course or equivalent work experience.
•        Be reliable and have good time-keeping and attendance record and able to demonstrate professionalism and excellent team ethic.
•        A full driving license is also required.
Please note: Flexible working is required for this position which will include working alternate weekends and bank holidays. Applicant must also be presentable, flexible in their approach and totally reliable. 


Benefit Package:
This role offers a competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package including 25 days holiday, stakeholder pension where the employer minimum contribution is 7%, complimentary zoo tickets and more.

To Apply:
Applicants will need to upload their CV and covering letter (detailing relevant experience and skills, stating why they want the position and including details of availability) by clicking the "Apply for this job online" button. If you have any queries regarding this position or when applying through the system please contact Human Resources at hr@zsl.org.

Closing date for applications: Midnight (23:59) Tuesday 30th October 2018.
The Zoological Society of London is a charity registered in England and Wales: no. 208728.














Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      


Monday, October 15, 2018

Trainer-Mammals and Birds



Trainer-Mammals and Birds

Position Summary
This position is responsible for the daily care and behavioral conditioning of Georgia Aquarium’s Mammal and Bird collection. The primary objectives and responsibilities are to play a primary role in the execution of daily shows, guest interactions, and other programs as applicable. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to: diet preparation, environmental enrichment, facility/habitat maintenance, record keeping and animal observation/monitoring. Executes daily routine operations in accordance with section’s standard operating procedures.


To learn more or apply please click HERE












Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant