Sunday, March 21, 2010




With the completion of Blackpool Zoo’s Active Oceans devolvement we are looking to employ a full time experienced Sea Lion Presenter/Trainer, to assist and help develop the events side of the zoo’s animal department.

The successful candidate will assist in the care, training, and presenting of the zoo’s sea lions and will be involved in all aspects of their animal husbandry. They will also assist on other parts of the Large Mammal Section and other events animals.

You will need to be hard working, physically fit, enthusiastic and reliable. A minimum of 3 years Animal training and presenting experience (2 years with sea lions), plus proven people skills, and a qualification related to animals/wildlife or a willingness to undertake the Advanced National Certificate in the Management of Zoo Animals.

Although at the moment the main focus will be the management and training of sea lions, birds & other mammals may eventually be used.

In return we offer a competitive salary, pension scheme and the opportunity to further your career within the zoological world.

Subsidised single occupancy (on site) accommodation is available with this post, if required.

The closing date for applications is 11th April 2010.

Blackpool Zoo is ideally and conveniently located on the outskirts of the "UK most popular holiday resort". Less than a 5 minute drive from the M55 motorway, the zoos site is also easily accessible from numerous rural villages in the surrounding area. The zoo itself is situated in a well established green belt area of the town and is only a 10 minute drive away from the town centre, which offers a veritable feast of nightlife, entertainment and shopping as well as the famous Golden Mile coastline.

Blackpool can genuinely offer "something for everyone", from singles to families, yet, within an hour drive of this vibrant town you can be in the Lake District, Manchester or even the Yorkshire Dales

For further details and an application form, please apply, in writing enclosing a full CV and quoting Reference SP/AD/10, to:

Personnel Department
Blackpool Zoo
East Park Drive

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