Chessington Zoo has a full time position available for enthusiastic and career-minded person and is currently looking for an experienced Bird trainer to work on the animal behaviour team.
Main responsibilities include:
Maintain a high level of bird husbandry and Enrichment on the Section
Provide relevant training to designated stock to present animals in an enjoyable and informative way
Maintain training of birds, and initiate ideas and training
Ensure the Health and Safety of self, internal and external customers
Maintain a constant level of work in the Section with a view to public appreciation
Ensure our guests feel immersed into interactive, educational and informative talks and displays of natural behaviour
Monitor levels of food stores and supplies to minimise wastage.
Work closely with the Head of Section to ensure sharing of best practices and consistency of procedures and processes across Park wherever possible
What you’ll bring…
Our ideal candidate will have/be:
At least 2-4 years professional bird training experience in a zoo or aquarium setting however consideration will be given to applicants with a demonstrated background of animal care, and animal training with exotics
Excellent communication skills
Willing to share their enthusiasm with members of the public and other staff members.
Able to deliver to our guests in a clear, confident and enjoyable manner
Ability to operate in a calm and professional manner when under pressure
Dedicated, hard working and a team player.
We have 1 full time position available
It is based at Chessington World of Adventures.
Typical working pattern will be 8 hours on a 5 day basis collating to a 40 hour week. This will however be determined by the needs of the business, you will be required to work weekends and bank holidays. You will be based primarily on site, however there may be a need to undertake occasional travel to other attractions.
Please send resume and cover letter to
Head of Animal Behaviour and Enrichment