SENIOR KEEPER - BIRD DEPARTMENT
Chester Zoo is one of the leading zoological collections in Europe with an international reputation for achieving its mission in conservation breeding programmes, research and education.
We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Bird Keeper, to join a large and busy section. This is not a post for a trainee.
The successful candidate will be largely based in our incubation and hand-rearing unit dealing with eggs from Waterfowl, Cranes, Galliformes, Softbills, and other species. They will also be required to assist with keeping on other sections within the bird teams, working with a wide range of bird species.
The successful candidate must have a proven track record in the management and breeding of captive birds in a zoological or conservation setting. They must have previous experience of incubation and hand rearing. They will be qualified to HND/BSc level in a zoological related science, or have equivalent practical zoo experience in an established public collection. They will have a desire to develop the Society’s bird conservation activities in the UK and abroad.
Salary is £16,791.84 increasing to £18,657.60 after satisfactory completion of the probationary period.
For an application form please ring the recruitment line on 01244 389477 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications is 28th September 2009.
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