Thursday, January 28, 2010

Edinburgh Zoo - Animal Keeper

Animal Keeper - Edinburgh Zoo

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS), a charity founded in 1909, owns and manages Edinburgh Zoo and the Highland Wildlife Park. The Zoo is the 2nd most popular paying visitor attraction in Scotland, offering an excellent day out to more than 600,000 visitors annually, and has an international reputation for its very active conservation and education programmes. The Highland Wildlife Park is a premier visitor attraction based at Kincraig outside Aviemore and features indigenous Scottish species, some now extinct in the wild.

A vacancy has arisen for an Animal Keeper to work within the Animals, Conservation and Education Department team. It would be desirable if the successful candidate will have 3 years relevant experience working with primates and will have passed the Advanced National Certificate in the Management of Zoo Animals, or are happy to complete this course within 3 years.

The post will involve weekend and some evening work.

Salary for this post will be in the region of £13.000 - £16.000 depending on experience.

This post is subject to an enhanced CRB check.

Applications should be received by 17.00 on Friday 5th February 2010. Invitation to interview will be by email/phone after the closing date, with interviews following by arrangement. Start date by mutual arrangement. For further information please email  or phone 0131 3140314. To apply please send or email an RZSS application form marked confidential to Darren McGarry, Animal Collection Manager, Animals, Conservation and Education Department, RZSS, Edinburgh Zoo, 134 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh EH12 6TS. Application forms are available from  or from Darren McGarry on 0131 314 0314.

Our mission is to inspire and excite our visitors with the wonder of living animals, and so to promote the conservation of threatened species and habitats.

The RZSS strives to be an equal opportunities employer. Registered Charity SC004064

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