Thursday, November 15, 2018

SENIOR ANIMAL KEEPER - UNGULATES



SENIOR ANIMAL KEEPER - UNGULATES

Dudley Zoological Gardens

Candidates should have at least two years previous experience of working in a zoo environment.

You will be responsible for maintaining high standards of animal care and welfare, assisting in all aspects of management and husbandry, whilst ensuring safety standards are adhered to.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated, flexible and committed, with a good knowledge of the conservation and educational roles within zoos, and excellent communication skills to interact with visitors, which will include meet and greets and keeper experiences.

A current driving licence will be an added advantage.

Shared accommodation may be available if required.

This role is a full time permanent position working a five day week including weekends and bank holidays.

To apply for this position please send your full CV and covering letter to Lynne Grove (admin@dudleyzoo.org.uk)

Please note only successful applicants will be contacted.


Closing date for applications is: 30th Nov 2018












Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      


SENIOR ANIMAL KEEPER - APES



SENIOR ANIMAL KEEPER - APES

Dudley Zoological Gardens

Candidates should have at least two years previous experience of working with apes, and a Zoo Animal Management qualification or equivalent is desirable.

You will be responsible for maintaining high standards of animal care and welfare, assisting in all aspects of management and husbandry, whilst ensuring safety standards are adhered to.

The succesful candidate will be highly motivated, flexible and committed, with a good knowledge of the conservation and educational roles within zoos, and excellent communication skills to interact with visitors, which will include meet and greets and keeper experiences.

This role is a full time permanent position working a five day week including weekends and Bank Holidays.

A current driving licence will be an added advantage.

Shared accommodation may be available if required.

This role is a full time permanent position working a five day week including weekends and bank holidays.

To apply for this position please send your full CV and covering letter to Lynne Grove (admin@dudleyzoo.org.uk)

Please note only successful applicants will be contacted.


Closing date for applications is: 30th Nov 2018












Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      


Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Curator of Birds




Curator of Birds

New bird zoo in Zimbabwe, Africa is looking for a .
Has to have experience with soft bills( toucans and hornbills and turacos), parrots( macaws, cockatoos, amazons...) cranes( flamingos, pelicans...), fruit pigeons and more.
Hundreds of bird species.
Anyone interested can send me email to ydalew@hotmail.com

1 year contract with option to more



Please only serious and experienced people with the birds above should apply.











Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      


Elephant Team Support Keeper


Elephant Team Support Keeper


The ABQ BioPark is seeking a Support Keeper for the Elephant Team. This individual will help our Elephant Care Specialists in the daily tasks involved with managing a herd of six Asian elephants. This individual will not have direct contact with or train the elephants. This position is staffed through a staffing agency, not the City of Albuquerque.
Preferred Skills and Qualifications:The Elephant Team needs a dynamic, creative, self-motivated individual who will work well in a team environment, learn our complex elephant program, and support the Elephant Team in their daily tasks. This work will include odd days off, working holidays, physical exertion (bending, lifting, carrying, raking, shoveling, walking over rough terrain and working in inclement weather). Meeting deadlines set by the lead keepers is a must. A high school diploma and driver’s license is required. Experience working with animals is preferred, but not required. Individual selected must pass a security background check and a TB test.
Tasks the ABQ BioPark Elephant Team Support Keeper performs include, but are not limited to:
· Have a great attitude
· Support the Elephant Team in daily operations
· Strive to stay on task and achieve schedule goals set by the daily lead keeper
· Shovel, rake, and squeegee an average of 1,500 pounds of debris and manure daily
· Safely utilize mechanical equipment to maintain substrate in the barns and yards
· Perform barn and yard maintenance tasks
· Restock supplies such as hay (average 40 pounds per bale), grain (average 50 pounds per bag), and produce
· Prepare complex diets
· Read, understand and follow the daily enrichment plan. Prepare items and set up as directed
· Learn and follow USDA and AZA guidelines for elephant care
· Accept and follow instructions
· Accept feedback to improve performance
· Other duties as assigned by the ABQ BioPark Elephant Manager
Work Schedule:Odd days off (generally Tuesday and Wednesday), 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. , one hour lunch; time must not exceed 40 hours in one week. This individual will work holidays; including Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Pay Rate:$10.00 - $12.05/per hour based on experience and a probationary period. This position is hired through a staffing agency, not the City of Albuquerque, and has a two year maximum.
To Apply:Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references by Friday, November 10, 2018.
Send to Rhonda Saiers, Elephant Manager, rsaiers@cabq.gov (preferred) or mail to:
Rhonda Saiers, C/O ABQ BioPark
903 10thStreet SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102











Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      


Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Experienced Gorilla Keeper



Experienced Gorilla Keeper

Salary up to £19,489.00 depending on experience
Plus a living out allowance of £2,600 per annum.

Howletts Wild Animal Park, situated near Canterbury in Kent, is home to the largest captive breeding group of Western Lowland Gorillas in the world with over 140 births to date. Through our charity, The Aspinall Foundation, we manage and protect over a million acres of Congo and Gabon into which we are reintroducing gorillas. Gorillas from our collection in the UK have joined orphans from the bushmeat trade to create this population. This is a rare opportunity to become part of this cutting edge conservation initiative. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our team of dedicated gorilla keepers. The ideal candidate will have some experience gained in a mainstream zoological collection - preferably with great apes - an awareness of current conservation issues and a passion for animal welfare.

Candidates must have a good level of physical fitness and a full valid driving licence is essential to the role. It would be advantageous to have some experience of driving tractor/trailers, possess a varied skillset including general maintenance, and a recognised Zoo Animal Management qualification.

Working 40 hours over a 5 day week the successful candidate will have a genuinely flexible approach to working hours which will include weekends and bank holidays. Salary is according to experience.

All applicants must have right to work in the UK

Closing date for applications: Friday 23 November 2018

To Apply: Please email your full C.V. and covering letter to – personnel@aspinallfoundation.org
or post to Howletts Wild Animal Park, Bekesbourne Lane, Littlebourne, Canterbury, Kent CT4 5EL.


Please visit our website: www.aspinallfoundation.org to find out more about us.












Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      


Saturday, October 27, 2018

Keeper



Keeper

Position Type: Full time
Start Date: Immediate start essential
Salary: Starting from £14,000 per year
Hours: Vary throughout year.

Staff Benefits:
- Staff discount card (includes staff discount in zoo shop)
- Free park entry for staff and immediate family plus complimentary tickets
- Free parking

Overview:
Ventura Wildlife Park opened in August 2016 and is one of the UK’s newest zoological collections. We pride ourselves on being a small and interactive park where guests of all ages and abilities can discover a variety of species including: zebra, fossa, lemurs, red kangaroo, wallaby, Cuban hutia, red-rumped agouti, raccoon dog, ibis, spoonbill and various reptiles. We are looking for a responsible and dedicated individual to join our team as a full time Zoo Keeper.

The position involves daily care for a varied collection of species.

The successful individual will need to be engaging, confident, approachable and keen to learn new skills whilst focusing on animal welfare, education and visitor engagement.

The Role Involves:
 Day to day husbandry and care of a variety of animals.
 Diet preparation.
 Animal observation and record keeping.
 Public talks, animal experiences and interactive animal encounter shows.
 Stock taking, ordering and unloading (lifting).
 Assistance with veterinary care when needed.
 Maintaining high standards around the park.
 Helping to maintain park grounds and enclosures at all times and undertaking gardening and basic repairs tasks.
 Strict adherence to safe working practices.
 Working effectively as an individual and as part of a small team.

We are looking for someone who has:
 Experience of working with a range of exotic animals in a zoo or similar environment.
 A good animal knowledge.
 The ability to be responsible and professional.
 High levels of flexibility and practicality in order to respond to daily challenges.
 Good written and communication skills.
 Excellent time-keeping and time management.
 Full clean UK or EU driving licence essential. Minimum of 3 years’ experience required.

Working Conditions:
 Largely outdoor work in all weather conditions.
 Offsite visits as part of our educational outreach programme.
 Occasional early and late working will be required to accommodate deadlines or special events.
 Position includes working weekends, bank holidays and school holidays as part of a rolling 6-day rota.

How to apply:
Please send your CV and a cover letter by email to ashley@venturawildlife.co.uk detailing what role you have applied for and your suitability for the position. All applicants must be willing to attend an interview and complete a trial day at the park prior to starting.

Please note- Accommodation is not included with this position. You will be required to find
your own accommodation locally.












Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant