Friday, February 26, 2010

Senior Keeper - Giraffes - Chester Zoo


Chester Zoo is one of the leading zoological collections in Europe with an international reputation for achieving its mission in conservation, research and education.

This is not a post for a trainee. Our Giraffe department is now seeking an experienced Keeper with proven experience of working with Giraffes or Okapi.

The candidate will have worked with operant conditioning in a zoo setting. Candidates will have a higher education qualification in life sciences (min HND) and/or Animal Management Qualification or have equivalent practical zoo experience in an established public collection. You will be conversant in Microsoft Office packages. Tractor and chain saw qualifications are desirable.

The applicant must also have a full driving license and be prepared to work weekends and bank holidays in a roster system.

Salary is £16,960.32 initially, rising to £18,844.80 after satisfactory completion of the probationary period.

For an application form please ring the recruitment line on 01244 389477 or


Closing date for applications is 14th March 2010.
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