Friday, September 23, 2011

Senior Primate Keeper

Senior Primate Keeper

Colchester Zoo is currently looking to recruit a qualified and experienced animal keeper to join their Primate Team in a Senior Keeper role.

The post requires the successful applicant to care for a range of primates including Chimps, Orang-utans, Spider Monkeys, Squirrel Monkeys and L’hoest monkeys. They will need to be a highly motivated, hard working individual who has good working knowledge and practical experience in the handling, husbandry, health and welfare of animals in a zoological environment.

The role includes public talks and visitor experiences and as a Senior Keeper the successful applicant will assist in the daily management of the sections animals and staff as well as having the responsibility of managing the section in the Head and Deputy’s absence.

High standards of animal care and excellent animal husbandry and Customer service skills are essential to the position as well as a minimum of three years experience working with primates.

Applicants must hold a qualification in the Zoo animal management certificate or equivalent and have a full valid driving licence.

Please send your CV and covering letter to  or by post to:

The Curator,
Colchester Zoo Ltd.,
Maldon Road,

The closing date for applications for this position is Monday 3rd October.


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