Friday, April 21, 2017

Trainee Animal Keeper: Birds & Pets


Trainee Animal Keeper: Birds & Pets

Twycross Zoo is at a very exciting stage of development with the first phase of a 20 year masterplan already underway. The plan will see the zoo developing new habitats for a refreshed animal collection.

We currently have two vacancies for Trainee Animal Keepers to work on our Birds & Pets sections. These areas manage a range of birds and animals including hornbills, flamingos, penguins, parrots, some reptiles, small mammals, domestic animals and invertebrates.

One candidate will also provide support to our primates section as and when required.

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
· Committed to continued professional development
· A good team worker
· Previous zoo keeping experience and a relevant animal-related qualification

The role is permanent full time and includes weekend duties on a rota system. Salary is paid monthly and we provide uniform and 31 days holiday per annum (including bank holidays).

Please apply on-line by sending your CV with a covering letter, ensuring that you specify the vacancy for which you are applying, to: recruitment@twycrosszoo.org

These vacancies will close on 30th April 2017, therefore you should submit your application as soon as possible.




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Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      

Senior Animal Keeper: Primates



Senior Animal Keeper: Primates

Twycross Zoo is at a very exciting stage of development with the first phase of a 20 year masterplan already underway. The plan will see the zoo developing new habitats for a refreshed animal collection.

We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Animal Keeper to work on our Primates section. This area manages all our small primate species including gibbons, callitrichids, cebids, guenons and lemurs.

Key Responsibilities:
· working on the section, covering all areas of animal husbandry
· assisting with the training and development of staff
· training and record keeping
· interacting with zoo visitors

Key Skills & Requirements:
· minimum of 4 years’ experience as a keeper – must include working with primates
· enthusiastic, high performing and motivated with a proven track record in zoo animal management
· substantial working knowledge of the natural history and management of key species
· good team worker with a positive outlook and excellent communication skills
· commitment to continued professional development of yourself and other staff
· previous experience of supervising and training staff
· zoo keeping experience and a relevant animal-related qualification

The role is permanent full time and includes weekend duties on a rota system. Salary is paid monthly and we provide uniform and 31 days holiday per annum (including bank holidays).

Please apply on-line by sending 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.




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Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      

Animal Keeper: Large Mammals




Animal Keeper: Large Mammals
(Temporary 6 month contract)

Twycross Zoo is at a very exciting stage of development with the first phase of a 20 year masterplan already underway. The plan will see the zoo developing new habitats for a refreshed animal collection.
We currently have a vacancy for a G2 Animal Keeper to work on our Large Mammals section which manages a range of ungulate and carnivore species including Asian elephants, giraffe, zebra, nyala, tapir, Amur leopard, snow leopard, meerkat and Kirk’s dik dik.

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
· Committed to continued professional development
· A good team worker
· 2 years zoo keeping experience (hoof stock, carnivores) and a relevant animal related qualification such as ANCMZA or DZMAA.

The role is temporary full time and includes weekend duties on a rota system. Salary is paid monthly and we provide uniform and 31 days holiday per annum (including bank holidays).

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

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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Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Zoo Keeper





Zoo Keeper

Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Chessington

We are currently recruiting for a Zoo Keeper for the mammal section. In this role you will be working with the Carnivore and Primate teams and take an active role in the day to day running of our awesome collection. This will include delivering unrivalled standards of animal husbandry required by. You will be part of the team creating the most stimulating environment possible – not just for our guests, but for the animals too - and since we’re big on conservation, education and research, you’ll have a big part to play in that too. You will also be keen to support all areas within our Zoo, which will in turn benefit your own personal development. You will ensure the Health & Safety of yourself, our visitors and guests at all times as well as develop a personal training programme in conjunction with your Head of Section.

We are looking for the following skills and experience;
• Our ideal candidate will have completed an animal based qualification, with a minimum of 2 years’ experience of working with carnivores in a Zoo environment or equivalent.
• Experience of working with primates would be desirable however is not compulsory.
• You will be a confident communicator and more importantly an alert listener.
• You will have passion and excitement for your chosen field, with a keen drive to develop your career as a Keeper.

This role is full time, permanent, averaging 40 hours per week and will include weekends and bank holidays.

Alongside a competitive annual salary and 28 days holiday you can look forward to enjoying a great benefits package including a Group Personal Pension Plan, Merlin Magic pass, Employee Assistance Programme, Childcare Vouchers, Life Assurance, 25% discount in our retail shops and restaurants, 40% discount online off of LEGO, and much more!

To apply, please click HERE


Closing date for applications is 3rd May 2017.






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Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      

Animal Keeper – Animal Encounters



Animal Keeper – Animal Encounters

The Department of Animal Welfare & Conservation is currently recruiting for a dedicated, reliable, confident team member. This position is offered on a permanent, full time basis.

Working as part of the successful Animal & Welfare Department you will be responsible for maintaining a safe environment for both yourself and the public by adhering to associated risk assessments and protocols without exception.

Working as part of the demonstrations team, you will be expected to deliver high quality educational and entertaining displays of natural behaviours. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with and train an exciting collection of birds, reptiles and mammals, including, but not exclusively; raptors, psittacines and Californian sea lions; and be a part of continually developing and improving the daily displays.

The zoo animal management qualification (DMZAA) is desirable but not essential for this position, however; the successful candidate would be expected to work towards achieving this qualification.

The successful applicant will need to be a highly motivated, hard working individual who has a good understanding of animal behaviour and previous experience training and working with a variety of species. The ability to take part in public presentations is essential as well as exceptional animal husbandry skills, high standards of animal care and excellent communication skills. Previous experience with the species we hold is preferable however those candidates’ with comparable experience will be considered.

Preference will be given to applicants that have worked and/or volunteered within the following fields:  Zoo’s, Safari Parks, Farming/Agriculture & Equestrian.

Applicants will need to be flexible as regular weekend working is required to meet the needs of the business.
For further information and details on how to apply, please visit our website www.woburnsafari.co.uk.


Closing date:                7th May 2017

If you have not heard from us within 21 days of the closing date please consider your application unsuccessful on this occasion.





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Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant