Sunday, January 10, 2010

Animal Department Supervisor - Isle of Wight Zoo

The Isle of Wight Zoo is the Island’s original and leading zoo. It is located on the popular east coast of the Isle of Wight overlooking a spectacular sandy beach just half an hour’s drive away from the capital town. The zoo is privately operated by a proactive and dedicated team.

A valuable and exciting opportunity has arisen for an Animal Department Supervisor to head a specialist collection comprising mainly of big cats and lemurs, alongside a small collection of other exotic species and farm and companion animals. This post will report to the Zoo Curator and, ultimately, share a Duty Manager role to oversee day-to-day operations of all departments.

The successful candidate will have a strong work ethic alongside superior animal and people management skills. The ability to organize and motivate a small team of animal care staff will be a vital aspect of this position. Working knowledge of species held in our collection is a requirement of the post and a minimum of 5 years experience in a zoo or associated organization is mandatory.

Applicants must hold a full drivers licence and be in a position to re-locate to the Isle of Wight.

For more detailed information and to apply online please visit the vacancies section of our website:

Closing date for applications: 25th January 2010

Interviews will commence end January/start February 2010

Post will commence mid February 2010

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