Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Supervisor of Reptile and Amphibian Department

Supervisor of Reptile and Amphibian Department

The Role
  • To support the Department Head in the running of a busy herpetological department, managing the animal collection and contributing to the Trust’s conservation projects as required.
  • To manage and motivate departmental staff and aid them in their professional development.
  • To teach visiting students practical aspects of animal management, instigate research projects and support others conducting research.
  • To ensure that the husbandry of the collection conforms to our high standards of animal welfare and ethical guidelines.
  • To manage the collection and departmental resources during the absence of the Department Head.

  • Strong background in the captive husbandry of herpetological species with a minimum of 5 years’ experience working within zoological collections a necessity.
  • Practical experience of reptile and/or amphibian conservation projects desirable.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Degree in life sciences, biology, zoology or related field required.
  • Wide knowledge of biology, taxonomy, ecology and the captive requirements of the reptile and amphibian species for which the post is responsible.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (English) and experience of delivering presentations.
  • Good organisational ability and project management skills desirable.
  • A high level of health and fitness as aspects of the job are physically demanding and a willingness to travel.

To apply

Visit our recruitment page at to view application details.

Closing date

Friday 4 May 2012


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