Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Colchester Zoo

Colchester Zoo is currently looking to recruit a qualified animal keeper to work as a cover keeper for a number of animal sections within the Zoo.

The post will require the successful applicant to work with a range of species and staff on a number of different sections as and when they need cover due to staff holidays or when assistance is needed with large jobs.

The sections include Small Mammals, Birds, Primates and Reptiles and the position requires a quick learner who is flexible in their work and can adapt quick to change. The successful applicant will need to be a highly motivated, hard working individual with at least 1 years experience working in a zoological collection.

Excellent animal husbandry skills are essential and experience with any Small Mammals, Birds, Primates or Reptiles is preferable. Applicants must hold a qualification in the Zoo animal management certificate or equivalent and have a full valid driving licence. This position is a full time position working 5 days per week on a 7 day rota, so will include weekends and public holidays.

Please apply online at  or send your CV to Colchester Zoo Ltd., Maldon Road, Stanway, Colchester, Essex CO3 0SL Closing date for applications 28th May 2010

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