Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Section Head: Rodents & Small Mammals - Breeding Centre for Endangered Arabian Wildlife

Breeding Centre for Endangered Arabian Wildlife
Section Head: Rodents & Small Mammals

The Breeding Centre for Endangered Arabian Wildlife (BCEAW) is part of Sharjah Desert Park, a conservation and education facility managed by the Environment and Protected Areas Authority (EPAA) of Sharjah Government in the United Arab Emirates. The Centre focuses on captive breeding and research of the endemic fauna of the Arabian Peninsula.

We are currently recruiting for a suitably experienced and qualified Section Head, in the Rodent and Small Mammal Department to join our Team. The Department’s animals include wild rodents, hyrax, bats, hedgehogs and small carnivores from the Arabian Peninsula.

This position will report to the Operations Manager and will be responsible for the overall organisation and management of our rodent and small mammal collections, including supervision of three fulltime keepers.

The role will involve the implementation and progression of the animal collection plan; exhibit design and development; the efficient management of resources; staff leadership and development and assisting in the expansion of the Centre’s conservation and research activities in the United Arab Emirates and abroad with an emphasis on teamwork and a ‘hands-on’ operational approach.

The successful candidate should be qualified in an appropriate animal/conservation discipline, have a proven track record in rodent husbandry and breeding, and have a minimum of five years experience. Experience with insectivore and small carnivore husbandry and breeding will be an advantage.

We offer the opportunity to work in a challenging and exciting environment, assisting in the conservation of some of the world’s most fascinating species.

Salary and benefits will be according to training and experience, and include one month’s vacation per year and on site accommodation for single persons.

Applications and enquiries should be made to:

Paul Vercammen
Operations Manager
By email:

or fax: +971 (0)6 5311212

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