Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Primate and Small Mammal Keeper - Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

Applications are invited for a keeper on the Primate and Small Mammal Section of the Park.

The successful applicant will be responsible for assisting in the daily husbandry of the section, and will work in close co-operation with the Section Head and his staff towards the continuous development of the section. They will be expected to undertake research projects, nutritional studies, enrichment and all relevant aspects of work in a progressive animal collection. Assisting in the presentation of educational talks and promotion of our work with lemur conservation is essential.

3 years experience with primates- particularly lemurs, and a variety of small mammal species in a zoological environment is essential, applicants will need to demonstrate good communication skills, be self-motivated, and able to lead and work as part of a team. Possession of a relevant animal management qualification, and a full driving licence are required.

In return we offer a competitive salary, free accommodation, and a non-contributory pension scheme.

Closing date 11th January 2010

Please send a current CV together with a hand-written covering letter to:

Jamie Craig
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens,
OX18 4JP

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