Monday, February 22, 2010



The Role

Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust is looking for a skilled and knowledgeable amphibian and reptile keeper with a thorough understanding of the role and function of a modern zoological collection and in situ conservation programmes.

Responsibilities will include the daily husbandry and management of a large and diverse collection in conjunction with the other section staff, detailed record keeping, research and scientific writing, tours behind the scenes, participation in wider herpetological and zoo activities and collaborating with other organisations.

The Candidate

It is essential that applicants have proven experience in the successful husbandry of certain amphibians, reptiles and/or fish (in other Zoos, Aquariums, Museums, Universities, private collections, etc) and ideally have at least a first degree in a relevant subject. A logical, precise and scientific approach to animal keeping is required and competency with standard computer software is vital.

This position involves certain physical exertion, such as climbing ladders, lifting heavy objects (up to 50 pounds) and/or working in awkward positions.

Good written and verbal communication skills and considerable interpersonal skills are required, as the position involves. extensive interaction with visitors, donors, and the press with a high degree of appreciation of customer service. The successful applicant will be a strong team player able to show a high degree of initiative and independence.

We can offer:

* A rewarding career with a globally renowned conservation organisation

* A working environment set in a beautiful location

* A team of friendly, supportive and enthusiastic colleagues

* Easy commuting and plentiful free car parking

For an application form, please write to:

Mrs Charlotte Linney, Human Resources Manager,
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust,
Les Augres Manor, Trinity, Jersey JE3 5BP

or email Liz Mayo, Human Resources Assistant,
Closing date for applications: 15th March 2010

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Please mention you saw this vacancy on the Zoo News Digest Job site should you apply for the post. Many thanks - Peter

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