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 unique opportunity has arisen for an Animal Educator to operate a new indoor handling zone. This new facility will house a collection of small companion and endangered mammals, reptiles, invertebrates and fish and will be a focal point within the zoo for raising awareness about pet ownership and building respect for animals.
The successful candidate will be self-motivated, out-going and approachable. Due to the stand alone nature of this role reliability is essential. Animal husbandry and education skills and experience are a requirement of this post. This position will be best suited to an individual who has experience working in an appropriate animal centre and has an in-depth working knowledge of reptiles.
Applicants should be CRB checked and be in a position to re-locate to the Isle of Wight. An NVQ level 2 in animal care or equivalent qualification is advantageous.
For more detailed information and to apply online please visit the vacancies section of our website: http://www.isleofwightzoo.com/
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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