Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Animal Keeper - Colchester Zoo

The Role

The Zoological Department is currently looking for an Animal Keeper to work with a variety of different species.

Your main responsibilities will include husbandry duties such as cleaning of exhibits to a high standard, feeding, providing enrichment, maintenance and refurbishment of displays, completing documentation and records.

In addition the successful candidate will ensure correct husbandry and care are provided at all times, keep up to date on best practice, play an integral part of the Colchester Zoo team and provide excellent customer service.

The vacancy is a Full Time position of 40 hours per week.

About you

Our ideal candidate will have previous experience within a similar environment and have achieved a qualification in Animal Management.

You will have a good level of understanding of natural sciences, and knowledge of the husbandry, welfare and ethical needs of captive exotic wildlife.

You will be willing to work week-ends and public bank holidays

About Colchester Zoo

The park is regarded as one of the most successful and fast evolving zoos in the UK.
It is home to approximately 250 different species within sixty acres of landscaped park land.

Visitor number are in excess of 500,000 per year and the park prides itself on the excellent service it provides to all guests.

Please send your CV and Covering Letter to the Zoological Director, Colchester Zoo Ltd., Maldon Road, Stanway, Colchester, Essex CO3 0SL

Closing date for application Friday 4th March 2011

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