Saturday, March 28, 2009

Zoological Curator - The Living Rainforest

Zoological Curator - The Living Rainforest

The Living Rainforest is a sustainability and conservation focused charity in Berkshire , and is at the heart of exciting new developments in these fields.

The position of Zoological Curator is now available for the right applicant. This position offers huge scope and potential to lead the zoological department into the next exciting phase in The Living Rainforest’s future.

Applicant qualities:

You will be dynamic within the zoo community and able to give the department direction through collection planning, commitment to conservation programs and initiating projects. You will be expected to lead and work as part of a team – the role dictates that a ‘hands on’ approach will be required.

The collection at The Living Rainforest is diverse and therefore the applicant is required to have experience of several taxa and working in ‘tropical’ replicated environments. With over six years experience in a senior role or curatorial level, a working knowledge of ARKS and a proven track record in your field, you will be able to develop the department including team members. You will also be educated to degree level in an appropriate subject, preferably MSc level, with a thorough understanding of all legislation surrounding zoological collections such as zoo licensing.


Six or more years experience at a senior or curatorial level
Experience of tropical species and wide range of taxa
Degree or higher in an appropriate subject (conservation, animal management)
Thorough understanding of zoo legislation
Proven experience of collection and zoo development
Track record
Some weekend work will be required
May suit someone who is looking to considerably expand their experience in all aspects of zoo management.

To apply, please send a covering letter detailing your suitability for this position, and a CV to:

Mr Rupert West (Operations Manager)

The Living Rainforest

Hampstead Norreys


RG18 0TN.

Salary: £17,000-21,000 per annum, salary dependent on experience.

Closing date: 19th April 2009

Please note, no accommodation is provided with this post.

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Please mention you saw the advertisement in ZooNews Digest should you
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