Friday, February 3, 2012

Centre Manager/Zoo Curator

Centre Manager/Zoo Curator

The Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre is looking for a Centre Manager/ Zoo Curator to oversee all aspects of the business and animal collection. This is a new role that has arisen from the continuous development of the centre. We are looking for a forward thinking candidate who can lead the centre forwards as a collection in line with modern zoo practices. An understanding of the role of the modern zoo is essential. The right candidate will have a fundamental role in advancing the centre by actively pursuing and promoting a greater involvement in the zoo community. This is a challenging role that will cover all aspects of the business including catering, retail and events.

The Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre is based on a small site near Sheffield. Established in 1994 it is has developed gradually over the years from the early days as a butterfly house to the recognisable collection it is today and are now full members of Biaza.

The ideal candidate will have:

•A wide range of experience in Bird/Animal Training
•Experience working with a wide range of animals including tropical species
•Experience in business planning including catering, retail and events
•Experience in implementing new research and conservation projects
•Excellent written and verbal communication
•Strong leadership skills
•Thorough understanding of the zoo licence
•Experience as an active member of the zoo community

We are looking for a responsible, organised and confident individual who can lead and motivate others in a fair but firm way. Educated to degree level or above preferable. The role will be hands on and a willingness to actively cover different areas is essential. The position will include weekend and bank holiday working. No accommodation is available with this post. Wages to be discussed.

Closing date: 15th February 2012

All successful applicants will be notified by 6th March. If you do not hear by this date, then your application has been unsuccessful.

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to:
Human Resources
Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre
Woodsetts Road
North Anston
Sheffield S254EQ
S25 4EQ


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