Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Animal Keeper




Grade 2 Animal Keeper: Birds & Tropical

Twycross Zoo - East Midland Zoological Society Limited, is a World Primate Centre.  The Zoo has a comprehensive collection of primate species, together with other mammals, birds and reptiles.  With over 850 animals, the Zoo has exciting plans to further its work in the conservation of endangered species and is striving to achieve the best in animal welfare, research, conservation and education. 
We have more to do and as the Zoo develops we are looking for dynamic, knowledgeable individuals to help lead the teams forward.

We have a vacancy for a Grade 2 keeper on the Birds & Tropical section, which manages a range of birds including hornbills, flamingos, penguins and parrots and a range of reptiles, small mammals and invertebrates.

We are seeking a high performing individual with a proven track record in zoo animal management.  You will have a minimum of 2 years’ relevant experience and be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the natural history and management of animals in their care.  An appropriate animal-related qualification would be advantageous.  This position is a key role which will involve providing basic animal husbandry and regular interaction with the public.

The role is full time, including weekend duties on a rota system, at present - but will become a 2/3 role from November 2014 (approximately). Salary is paid monthly and we provide uniform and 31 days holiday per annum.

If you are interested, please send your CV with a covering letter to recruitment@twycrosszoo.org.



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



Saturday, April 12, 2014

Seasonal Primate Keeper





Seasonal Primate Keeper

Borth Zoo  is a small privately run collection with a variety of primates, other mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. 

Borth Zoo currently strives to conserve endangered species through in-situ and ex-situ projects. The zoo currently has plans for a large expansion and so we are looking for a knowledgeable and enthusiastic individual to help on our primate team.

We are seeking a motivated individual with a passion for primate care.  You must be a good team worker who is willing to work closely with other members of our animal keeping team.  Zoo keeping experience and a relevant animal-related qualification would be an advantage although are not compulsory.  

The role is seasonal (June through to September). It is full time (35-40 hours per week) including weekend duties and bank holidays on a rota system. Salary is paid weekly and we provide a basic uniform. 

If you are interested, please contact either Joe Wood or Ellie Harris at borthzoo@gmail.com for more details and an application form.

Deadline for applications is 1st May





Friday, April 11, 2014

Technician – Animal Management Centre






Technician – Animal Management Centre
£15,075 - £18,290 (dependent upon qualifications)

The post holder will work under the direction of the Animal Management Centre (AMC) Curator in undertaking the management and husbandry of a variety of reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates.  The department participates in a number of breeding programmes and staff are driven to achieve the highest possible standards of animal welfare.  Working with teaching and learning staff the post holder will provide practical support, and supervision to students in practical subjects both on an individual and group basis, ensuring provision is learner focused, to achieve exemplary standards in animal welfare, teaching and the overall presentation of the AMC.
Candidates should be educated to at least level 2 in a relevant vocational subject and be able to demonstrate a professional track record of work within the animal management industry, preferably in an accredited animal collection.  A flexible approach to a varied workload with a real enthusiasm for the animals you will be working with would be an advantage.The post holder will be required to work weekends on a rotational basis.
This post is based at the Sparsholt campus.
Closing Date: 28 April 2014

Application packs are available from:
Human Resources, Sparsholt College Hampshire, Winchester SO21 2NF
24 hour recruitment line: 01962 797438.



Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Trainee Keeper: Birds & Tropical



Trainee Keeper: Birds & Tropical

Twycross Zoo - East Midland Zoological Society Limited, is a World Primate Centre.  The Zoo has a comprehensive collection of primate species, together with other mammals, birds and reptiles.  With over 850 animals, the Zoo has exciting plans to further its work in the conservation of endangered species and is striving to achieve the best in animal welfare, research, conservation and education. 
We have more to do and as the Zoo develops we are looking for dynamic, knowledgeable individuals to help lead the teams forward.

We have a vacancy for a trainee keeper on the Birds & Tropical section, which manages a range of birds including hornbills, flamingos, penguins and parrots and a range of reptiles, small mammals and invertebrates.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated individual with an interest in zoo animal management and education.  You must be committed to continual professional development and be a good team worker.  Zoo keeping experience and a relevant animal-related qualification would be an advantage.  This position is a key role which will involve providing basic animal husbandry and regular interaction with the public.

The role is full time, including weekend duties on a rota system. Salary is paid monthly and we provide uniform and 31 days holiday per annum.

If you are interested, please send your CV with a covering letter to recruitment@twycrosszoo.org.



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





Grade 2 Animal Keeper: Birds & Tropical



Grade 2 Animal Keeper: Birds & Tropical

Twycross Zoo - East Midland Zoological Society Limited, is a World Primate Centre.  The Zoo has a comprehensive collection of primate species, together with other mammals, birds and reptiles.  With over 850 animals, the Zoo has exciting plans to further its work in the conservation of endangered species and is striving to achieve the best in animal welfare, research, conservation and education. 
We have more to do and as the Zoo develops we are looking for dynamic, knowledgeable individuals to help lead the teams forward.

We have a vacancy for a Grade 2 keeper on the Birds & Tropical section, which manages a range of birds including hornbills, flamingos, penguins and parrots and a range of reptiles, small mammals and invertebrates.

We are seeking a high performing individual with a proven track record in zoo animal management.  You will have a minimum of 2 years’ relevant experience and be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the natural history and management of animals in their care.  An appropriate animal-related qualification would be advantageous.  This position is a key role which will involve providing basic animal husbandry and regular interaction with the public.

The role is full time, including weekend duties on a rota system, at present - but will become a 2/3 role from November 2014 (approximately). Salary is paid monthly and we provide uniform and 31 days holiday per annum.

If you are interested, please send your CV with a covering letter to recruitment@twycrosszoo.org.



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





Monday, April 7, 2014

Qualified Veterinary Nurse/Technician







Animals Asia Foundation’s Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre requires a Qualified Veterinary Nurse/Technician

Do you enjoy a challenge, and are you dedicated to animal welfare?  We are looking for a qualified nurse to join our veterinary team at Animals Asia’s bear rescue centre in Tam Dao National Park, Vietnam.
                       
This is an outstanding opportunity for a motivated individual pursuing a career in wildlife care and animal welfare. The Veterinary Nurse will work as part of a small, dedicated veterinary team to ensure the care of Asiatic black bears (moon bears), Malayan sun bears, and domestic animals at our rescue centre. Appointment is full-time, five (5) days a week plus scheduled weekend work. Out of hours work may be required.

Candidates should be highly motivated with plenty of initiative and should be comfortable with both clinical and non-clinical work. There is a high degree of autonomy in this position, and while you will work closely with other team members, you will have distinct areas of responsibility. You will be expected to have a high degree of clinical skill and a passion for ongoing self-education. Experience in captive wildlife management or rehabilitation work is preferred and senior nursing and administrative experience is beneficial but not essential. You should be comfortable living and working in a remote environment within a small community.

Formal veterinary nursing qualifications are essential for this position. Ideally you should have between three (3) and five (5) years work experience in a large mixed veterinary practice, wildlife rehabilitation centre, zoo or specialist referral center. However, less experienced candidates with the appropriate personal attributes will be considered. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential, and good humour and common sense are required.  Applicants must be able to commit for a minimum of two (2) years.


BENEFITS CONSIST OF:
v  On site accommodation
v  Relocation assistance
v  Emergency medical insurance
v  Paid holidays


HOW TO APPLY:

Please forward your cover letter (stating the position “Vietnam Veterinary Nurse” applied for), CV with your current and expected salary, and completed Job Application form to:  hrhkg@animalsasia.org

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.  

Closing date for application is 2 May 2014.


We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all qualified candidates.  Personal data collected will be treated in strict confidence and used solely for recruitment purposes.


Friday, April 4, 2014

Senior Bird Keeper



Senior Bird Keeper – Full Time
Tropical Wings Zoo is currently looking to recruit an experienced, highly motivated, reliable and enthusiastic individual with a lifelong passion for aviculture to join our dedicated team of animal care staff. The section manages a range of bird species including psittaccines, softbills and birds of prey and a range of small mammals.

The ideal candidate will have:
·        A minimum of 3 years’ proven experience with a wide range of bird species and ability to demonstrate a substantial working knowledge of the natural history and management of key species
·        Previous supervisory experience
·        An animal-related qualification
·        Excellent communication skills and be able to participate fully in our education and presentation programmes
·        Animal training experience desirable not essential

To apply:
Send 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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