Saturday, November 7, 2009


Highly motivated, visionary and capable

Fota Wildlife Park with annual visitor numbers in the region of 350,000 is located on 97 acres of parkland at Fota Island, close to Cork city.

The park is currently engaged in a major development programme which will see an exciting enlargement of exhibits aimed at enhancing visitor experience while promoting conservation, research and education.

Fota is seeking to recruit a new Director to lead and manage the park in achieving its core objectives, delivering on the development programme and promoting the vision of Fota Wildlife Park. The new Director will assume leadership of the park at a critical juncture in its development.

The ideal candidate is an experienced professional who strongly empathizes with and understands the natural world and the need to conserve it. They will have the ability and knowledge to manage the living collection as well as the business and financial expertise required to effectively manage the day to day operation and development of the park.

The successful candidate will hold a qualification and have outstanding experience in appropriate disciplines such as Biological Science and Business Administration. They will possess excellent interpersonal, people management and business development skills and be able to demonstrate the ability to motivate and lead the Fota team.

This appointment will provide a professional with proven experience in zoo or wildlife park management the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the achievements and values of the park.

Salary and other terms and conditions will be discussed with suitable candidates.

For further details or to apply for this position please contact David Casey by email or by post in strictest confidence stating how you meet the above requirements and attaching a CV.

Fota Wildlife Park is an equal opportunities employer. Closing date for receipt of applications is: 20th November 2009

MSS Recruitment,
The Courtyard,
Hill Street,
Dublin 1

Ph: 01 8870692 – info@mssrecruitmentdublin.ie

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