Thursday, December 17, 2009

Senior Bird Keeper and Animal Keeper at Newquay Zoo

Senior Bird Keeper

A new opportunity has arisen for a Senior Bird Keeper at Newquay Zoo.
The post requires a hard working, dedicated, enthusiastic and reliable
individual to oversee and contribute to the day to day running of this
varied and expanding section and be involved with in house staff

The section currently houses over 50 species of birds with approximately
190 specimens including Sphenisciformes, Psittaciformes and an ever
growing collection of Passeriformes.

A minimum of 6 years working with avids is required and preferably
within a BIAZA/EAZA recognised institution. The ideal candidate will
have attained the Advanced National Certificate in the Management of Zoo
Animals or equivalent.

Animal Keeper

A position has become available for the post of Animal Keeper at Newquay
Zoo. The ideal candidate should possess at least 2 years animal keeping
experience and will have preferably completed and passed the Advanced
National Certificate in the Management of Zoo Animals.

The applicant will be expected to work on their own initiative and as
part of a team, and be dedicated to the ongoing development of the zoo.

Duties will include attending to the husbandry requirements of a variety
of animals across a range of taxa, as directed by a Senior Keeper or the
Head Keeper. Daily observations of individual animals, completion of
relevant records, and having the ability to answer visitors' questions
as required, in a courteous and informative manner, are fundamental for
this position.

Closing date for applications, for both positions, is the 25th January

Please apply, in writing, enclosing a full CV and cover letter to:-

The Director
Newquay Zoo
Trenance Gardens


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