Saturday, October 23, 2010

Warden - Fota Wildlife Park

Warden, Fota Wildlife Park,
Co. Cork, Ireland

Fota Wildlife Park, part of the Zoological Society of Ireland is located on 60 acres at Fota island 10Km east of Cork City. With annual attendance in excess of 350,000 visitors, Fota Wildlife Park is a conservation, education and recreational facility where animals are maintained in open natural habitats. The Wildlife Park has made considerable investment in the past year upgrading its infrastructure and is currently engaged in a program to develop another 27 acres which will focus on Asian animals and plants.

We are currently recruiting a suitably experienced and qualified Warden to work as part of our animal team. Experience working with varied taxa of Birds, Primates, Herbivores, and Carnivores would be advantageous.

The successful applicant should be highly motivated, working in a team or on their own, with good communication, observation and organisational skills and the ability to accept direction. The position will report directly to the Assistant Head Warden, Head Warden and Operations Manager.

The successful candidate should be qualified in an appropriate animal, biological or conservation discipline and have one year working experience in wild animal husbandry.
We offer the opportunity to work in an exciting environment and to assist with the conservation of many of the world’s rare and endangered species. Salary and other terms and conditions of employment will be discussed with suitable candidates
Application should be sent Attn: Director, Fota Wildlife Park, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork, Ireland or  and closing date for receipt of applications will be Monday 1st November 2010.

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