Wednesday, March 28, 2012



Colchester Zoo is currently looking to recruit a qualified animal keeper to work as a Cover Keeper for a number of the animal sections within the Zoo.

The post will require the successful applicant to work with a range of species such as Rhino, Giraffe, Otters, Lemurs, Gelada Baboons, Hyena, Cheetah, Tigers, Pygmy hippo and Wolves to name but a few, as well different teams of staff on a number of sections as and when they need cover due to staff holidays or when assistance is needed with large projects. The position requires a quick learner who is flexible in their work and can adapt quickly to changes in routines and is able to carry out talks and presentations to the public.

The successful applicant will need to be a highly motivated, hard working individual with at least 2 years experience working in a zoological collection. Excellent customer service, communication and animal husbandry skills are essential and experience with any of the above named species is preferable. Applicants must hold a qualification in the Zoo animal management certificate or equivalent and have a full valid driving licence.

This is a full-time and permanent position and will require a start date as soon as is possible.

Please apply online, or send your CV and covering letter to The Curator, Colchester Zoo Ltd., Maldon Road, Stanway, Colchester, Essex CO3 0SL

To apply by email click HERE

The closing date for applications for this position is 20th April 2012


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