Senior Head Keeper of Birds - Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
A vacancy has arisen for a Senior Head Keeper of Birds.
This is a hands-on supervisory position reporting to the Curator of Birds.
Responsibilities to include:
Monitoring the behaviour and health status of the bird collection on a daily basis.
Training and working closely with the team of keepers.
Performing hands-on duties.
Ensuring that Health & Safety protocols are being observed.
Assisting other departments when carrying out work or studies pertaining to the bird collection.
Writing reports & record keeping.
Organising a roster and holiday leave for up to 20 staff.
Strong avicultural background (at least five years experience).
Three years in a supervisory position.
ANCMZA Certificate or other relevant qualifications preferred.
Experience of incubation and hand rearing.
Good leadership and team building skills.
IT and accurate record keeping skills.
Ability to work with students and volunteers.
Willingness to work weekends, and overtime if required.
Full clean driving licence.
Applications with cover letter and full CV should be sent to:
Ms Jo Gregson
Curator of Birds
Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
Devon TQ4 7EU
Closing date – Friday 24th October, 2008
" A registered charity dedicated to protecting our global wildlife heritage No. 300923 "
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