Thursday, October 14, 2010

General Curator - Twycross Zoo

General Curator, Animal Department

Twycross Zoo – East Midland Zoological Society (TZEMS), the World Primate Centre, has over 1,000 animals and is the most comprehensive collection of primate species and subspecies in the western world.

A position has become available for an additional Curator to run and advance the Animal Department as part of the development of the Life Sciences Directorate. This role provides a unique opportunity to join the Zoo at a time when it is undergoing an exciting period of change. You will join the other General Curator in managing the Animal Department and reporting to the Director of Life Sciences.

The successful candidate will have the vision to develop a world class animal department in conjunction with the other General Curator, Head of Veterinary Services, Director of Life Sciences and Zoo Chief Executive. The post holder will also be expected to have input to the design of new enclosures and become an active member of the Life Sciences team.

Applicants must have a proven track record at a recognized zoological collection, preferably with experience of EEP, TAG or other relevant areas of zoological conservation work and best practice, especially with primates. They must possess good all round animal husbandry skills and be able to lead and motivate a team. A scientific background would also be desirable. A proactive and positive approach together with good communication skills and an overall understanding of the role of the modern zoo is essential.

The role is full time, 40 hours per week, with weekend duties shared amongst the curators and extra hours as required. Salary commensurate with experience.

To apply for this position, please send your letter of application and CV to  The Job Profile for this position is available upon request.

Closing date for applications is Friday 22nd October 2010, with interviews anticipated to be held in the week beginning 25th October 2010. The role can be discussed with the Director of Life Sciences, Sharon Redrobe

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