Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Zoo Keepers


Zoo Keepers


Set in 25 hectares of tranquil surroundings, Hamilton Zoo is home to more than 600 native and exotic animals. As one of the leading visitor attractions in Hamilton, we’re looking for enthusiastic and committed team members to join us.
If you love animals, this is a great opportunity for you to work across all zoo operations and primarily be responsible for the care and display of our animal exhibits, and our animal conservation strategies.
The successful candidates will be motivated team players, with exceptional communication and collaboration skills that will enable you to work seamlessly with your team members. You’ll also have an understanding of modern zoo philosophies and be very safety conscious. 
These roles offer a variety of mentally and physically demanding challenges, so being energetic and fit is important. We are looking for candidates who have a working knowledge of the zoo industry, hold a BScTech, Certificate in Animal Management (captive wild animals) or similar qualification. Experience in animal husbandry, specifically with birds, reptiles and primates is essential.
We have two fixed term full times roles covering parental leave - one position in the Birds and Ectotherms team and the other in the Primates and Small Carnivores team, and a permanent part time role (48 hours per fortnight) also in our Birds and Ectotherms team. 
The recruiting salary commences from $45,728 per annum pro rata (which is equivalent to $21.98 per hour) and can be negotiated for the right candidate.
Hamilton Zoo, owned and operated by the Hamilton City Council, is committed to being a high-performance organisation with people who think differently, act with integrity, make it happen and work together.
This is your chance to be part of an organisation that is committed to building a more vibrant, attractive and prosperous city. If this role sounds like it’s for you, we would love to hear from you. Make it happen and apply online today!
All candidates will be notified of the outcome on their application via email. Short-listed candidates may be required to complete an interview process, reference checks, pre-employment medical and drug assessments, and Ministry of Justice or Police vetting check.
For further information refer to the position description available on our careers website at https://hamilton.careercentre.net.nz/Job 
Please note this role is being sourced directly and we are not accepting applications via external recruitment agencies.

To apply and learn more please click HERE










Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      


Friday, January 18, 2019

Learning and Discovery Office Support



Learning and Discovery Office Support

Knowsley Safari Park
Liverpool



We are recruiting for a warm, welcoming and well organised individual to support the Learning & Discovery department with the following tasks. These tasks are somewhat the ‘backbone’ of the department: The essential jobs which allow us to function and welcome 25,000 school children a year. We are looking for a candidate who can provide first class customer service and also support the educators in the team with their tasks, timetables and delivery. The department is dynamic and fast paced so we are looking for an applicant who is both bubbly and energetic but also conscientious in their work.

Please note that this post is subject to a successful DBS check.

Closing date – Tuesday 5th February 2019
Interviews will be held – Monday 11th February 2019
Anticipated start date - Week commencing 25th February  
Anticipated end of contract - Week commencing 22nd July

For more information and details on how to apply for this position, please visit our website at














Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      


Animal Intern


Animal Intern

The Living Rainforest is inviting applications for an unpaid voluntary work placement with the Animal Department. Our internship programme has been running successfully for over four years and we are now offering the vacancy to external candidates.
The Trust for Sustainable Living is a registered charity based near Newbury, Berkshire. At our visitor centre, The Living Rainforest, the animal collection is contained within three tropical glasshouses and consists of more than 60 species. These include callitrichids, dasyproctidae, turacos, snakes, chelonia, stingrays, dendrobatids, and invertebrates.

Role and Responsibilities:
  • ·       The primary role of the intern will be to participate in the daily husbandry and daily routines of the animal department. This includes feeding animals, maintaining enclosures, daily record keeping and animal health checks.
  • ·     
  • As an intern, you will also help with the daily supervision of existing volunteers and participate in the training of new volunteers and work experience students.
  • ·       You will also receive training and be expected to participate in keeper talks and keeper experience days which run through holidays and at weekends. 
  • ·       You will have the opportunity to gain knowledge of the different aspects of the department such as veterinary treatment, enclosure design and record keeping.       
  • ·       Where suitable, there may also be opportunities for research projects to be undertaken.


Terms of placement:
·       This is a six - twelve month voluntary work placement for a registered charity, from November 2018.
·       It is preferred that interns are able to work from 9am to 5.30pm five days a week on a rota basis. This will include some weekends and bank holidays as necessary. 

The applicant
·       Preference will be given to applicants with an Animal related qualification or working towards an Animal related qualification, who want to partake in this voluntary work placement in order to seek further industry experience.
·       Some experience within the zoo industry or with exotics would be desirable but not essential.
·       Applicants should be enthusiastic, hard-working and have a willingness to learn new skills.
·       We recommended that you have your own form of transport to get to and from The Living Rainforest each day as public transport is infrequent in this area.
·       Please note that there is no accommodation available with this position, but some assistance can be given towards moderate travel expenses.


To Apply
The vacancy will remain open until the position has been filled. Interviews will be held as soon as possible after applications are received, on a first come first served basis. To apply for this position please send your CV and cover letter, including a contact telephone number to Paula Rhoads, Human Resources:

Post: The Living Rainforest
Hampstead Norreys
Berkshire
RG18 0TN












Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      


Education Intern



Education Intern

Full time
Fixed Term Contract – 6 months initially with the option to extend to 1 year after review
Voluntary with expenses

If you have an interest in conservation, sustainability, education and rainforests. The Living Rainforest provides an excellent opportunity to make a real difference.
Founded in 1993 The Living Rainforest provides a real rainforest experience for visitors to explore unique habitats. The sensory experience allows people to connect with complex rainforest eco-systems by exploring over 600 species of plants and animals.
We currently are recruiting for an outgoing, creative and motivated individual to take on the role of Education Intern. Working within our highly successful education and school visits programme you will gain valuable experience in environmental and zoo education. You will be provided with a full training schedule for you time at the rainforest.

Responsibilities/Role Duties:
The role will include but is not limited to:
Assisting the Education team in bookings, project development and creation of holiday activities and displays.
Delivering curriculum led guided tours, meet and greet schools and maintenance of education areas along with assisting other departments if required.

Key Skills and Requirements
The successful applicant will be educated to degree (or equivalent) level in a relevant subject. They will have excellent organisation skills with ability to work on multiple projects at once; they will also have strong inter-personal skills as they will be working with a wide range of age groups.
Previous experience of working with children and young people is ideal but not essential as full training will be provided. Some knowledge of the National Curriculum will also be useful.
Please apply by sending your CV and a covering letter to finance@livingrainforest.org













Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      


Thursday, January 17, 2019

Displays Supervisor



Displays Supervisor


We are SEA LIFE Weymouth and we are part of the magical Merlin Entertainments!
Right now we’re on the lookout for a Displays Supervisor in the South coast’s premier attraction to ensure we deliver amazing, immersive, safe experiences for our guests each and every day. At SEA LIFE Weymouth, a positive team spirit, entrepreneurial flare and hard work go hand in hand to make the Merlin magic happen!

About the role
In this role you will take responsibility for ensuring the continual development and innovation within the displays areas. Working with the Curator you will lead and motivate the team of Aquarists to undertake the vital day to day tasks involved in caring for over a thousand amazing creatures, as well as managing and supporting the team to achieve their own potential.
You’ll be responsible for the maintenance plans of the life support systems along with the cleanliness and presentation of our displays, always striving for world class! You will ensure suitable diets and feed plans are in place for our creatures, as well as continuing to develop our excellent animal welfare across the collection.
In addition to this, you’ll be given the opportunity to support in new exciting exhibit developments with a proactive focus on the correct care and attention to the quarantine and transportation process and implementation of policies and procedures that maximise the management of animal husbandry and innovation throughout the attraction.
This is a full time permanent role, working 5 days from 7 and as weekends and holiday periods are our busiest time this will include doing your fair share of weekends and bank holidays on a roster basis.

About you
You’ll be a dynamic, confident and a self-motivated individual; who will be an integral part of the team aiming for a centre of excellence in marine management, conservation and education. 
It goes without saying that you will have a robust knowledge of aquatic animal husbandry; and have the ability to communicate to all employees and customers, as well as delivering a highly immersive experience to all our visitors.
Using your experience gained through working in a similar environment, you will have the ability to engage the team to make innovative operational changes which evolve and continually improve our working practices. You’ll have a good understanding of zoo licensing process and requirements having been through a zoo licence in a previous role, some project management experience would be an advantage and ideally you’ll be educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant discipline.

About the benefits 
Alongside a competitive annual salary circa £21,500, you can look forward to a great benefits package which includes Group Personal Pension Plan, 28 days holiday (including bank holidays), a Merlin Magic Pass which gives you free admission to all of our attractions worldwide, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, 25% discount in our retail shops and restaurants, 40% discount online off of LEGO, and much more!
Perhaps the biggest benefit of joining us however, are the amazing opportunities to advance your career. Merlin is a large, global, expanding business, with no end of curatorial roles, so for an ambitious and talented individual looking to go much further with their career, we can provide the opportunities and the support to help you realise your potential.

About us

SEA LIFE today is far more than just an aquarium. It's a living, breathing, interactive habitat that's all about immersing visitors in the experience. From London to Loch Lomond, Minnesota to Munich, and Hunstanton to Helsinki, visitors flock to get up close and personal with some of the most amazing sea life on the planet. At each and every one of our international attractions, we make sure we put on a sparkling, visually stunning display with exciting interactive features and informative surprises at every turn.


To Apply please click HERE








Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      


Assistant Zoo Veterinarian




Assistant Zoo Veterinarian



IZVG is looking for an Assistant Veterinarian (full-time). The position is based
in Yorkshire but travel will be expected mostly in the UK and Europe and
occasionally further afield.
IZVG is the largest full-time zoo and wildlife practice in the
World.The successful applicant will require MRCVS status, at
least 5 years zoo animal experience, good clinical skills and
a proven desire to work in this field. Relevant MSc/Cert/Diploma
is preferred. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
IZVG will provide training, CPD, car and benefits package.
To apply, send a completed application form and your CV to finance@izvg.co.uk.
    The application form can be found on www.izvg.co.uk/izvgnews
Closing date for applications is: 24th Feb 2019











Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant