Monday, August 4, 2008

Curator vacancies - PAIGNTON ZOO


Curator of Birds

Curator of Lower Vertebrates & Invertebrates

The Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust is one of the leading conservation organisations based in the south west of the UK, with a local and international mission in education, research and conservation.

Vacancies have arisen for two suitably experienced and qualified Curators to join the management team at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park. The positions will report to the Director of Operations and will be responsible for the development and management of the bird and lower vertebrate & invertebrate collections respectively.

With the Trust’s strategic goals in mind, the post-holders will review and progress the animal collection plan; design and develop new exhibits; manage staff and resources efficiently; and expand the zoo’s conservation and research activities in the UK and overseas. The zoo has a teamwork culture and, by their nature, the roles will require a ‘hands-on’ approach.

The successful candidates will either be educated to graduate level in an appropriate zoological or conservation discipline, or have a proven track record in husbandry and breeding of relevant taxa. Extensive relevant experience in a managerial role will be required.

A full job description and person specification are available. Requests for information and applications (with a covering letter and full CV) should be addressed to:

Mrs Helen Lawrence
Personal Assistant to the Executive Director
Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
Totnes Road


Tel: 01803 697502

Closing date: 31 August 2008

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Please mention you saw the advertisement in ZooNews Digest should you apply for this post

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