Saturday, October 3, 2009

Gorilla Keeper - ZooParc de Beauval

Gorilla Keeper - ZooParc de Beauval

ZooParc de Beauval is one of the leading and biggest zoological parks in France with an involvement in EAZA activities and in situ conservation. Concerning animal management, the zoo is divided into seven departments. Each one is led by a head keeper. There are 2 full time vets to whom the head keepers and keepers report.

We wish to recruit an experienced and motivated Gorilla Keeper, to take care of our breeding group of Gorillas and some Cebids, Callitrichids and Macaques.

Ideal candidates will have:
- experience working with Great Apes, more specifically with Gorillas,
- good physical condition,
- good communication skills,
- the ability to speak and understand, or a willingness to learn French language.

The salary is based on the “Convention Collective # 3613” (Name: parcs et jardins zoologiques privés, ouverts au public). The minimum income is 8,82 € per hour (gross salary) and depends on the number of years of experience. For information the minimum French salary is about 1.050,00 € (disposable income) a month on a normal working time of 35 hours a week.

Accommodation can be provided during the time needed to find a suitable house.

To apply, please send a resume and a covering letter to:
Sophie Delord
Human Resources Administrator
ZooParc de Beauval
41 110 Saint-Aignan

Position application deadline is 15th October 2009

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