Friday, January 13, 2012



Award winning Blackpool Zoo is looking to fill a key position within its Animal Department.

Experienced Primate Keeper (Ref No- AD/PK/12)
Blackpool Zoo is looking for an experienced primate keeper to assist in the daily care and husbandry needs of their Primate Section. They will also help in developing and moving forward the section within the framework of the animal department's aims and objectives in a new and exciting period within Blackpool Zoo’s history. The section currently maintains over 20 species of primates including Red-fronted Lemur, King Colobus, Red Titi, Goeldi’s Monkey, Emperor Tamarin, Black Howler Monkey, L’Hoest’s Monkey, De Brazza Monkey, Pileated Gibbon, Bornean Orang-utan and Western Lowland Gorilla. You will need to be hard working, physically fit, enthusiastic and reliable. You should possess the Advanced National Certificate in the Management of zoo Animals or an equivalent and have a minimum of three years primate keeping experience. Some experience with great apes is essential.

We offer a competitive salary of £17,968.00 per anum, inclusion in the company’s pension scheme and the opportunity to further your career within the zoological world.
Subsidised single occupancy (on site) accommodation will be available with this post, if required.

Blackpool Zoo is ideally and conveniently located on the outskirts of the "UK most popular holiday resort". Less than a 5 minute drive from the M55 motorway, the zoo is also easily accessible from numerous rural villages in the surrounding area. The zoo’s 33 acre site is situated in a well established green belt area of the town and is only a 10 minute drive away from the town centre, which offers a veritable feast of nightlife, entertainment and shopping as well as the famous Golden Mile coastline. Blackpool can genuinely offer "something for everyone", from singles to families, yet within an hour drive of this vibrant town you can be in the Lake District, Manchester or
even the Yorkshire Dales

The closing date for applications is the 26th February 2012.

A job description for the post can be obtained from the Personnel Department.

Please apply, in writing enclosing a full CV and quoting the Reference number of the post, to:

Personnel Department
Blackpool Zoo
East Park Drive


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