Friday, May 25, 2012

Section Head: Primates

Section Head: Primates

Twycross Zoo – East Midland Zoological Society (TZEMS), the World Primate Centre, has over 1,000 animals and is one of the most comprehensive collection of primate species and subspecies in the western world. We have exciting plans for developing the Zoo further, continuing our work in conservation of endangered species and providing the very best environment that we can.

We currently have a vacancy for a Section Head on our Primate Section. The section manages a variety of primates including New and Old World monkeys and lemurs. This is a key role which involves working on the section, covering all areas of animal husbandry, managing and training staff, and carrying out administrative tasks for the section.

We are seeking a high performing individual with a proven track record in zoo animal management. You will have a minimum of 8 years’ zookeeping experience, including some in a senior role and demonstrate a substantial working knowledge of the natural history and management of primates. You must have excellent communication skills and be committed to continued professional development of yourself and other staff. Supervisory experience as well as an animal-related qualification, such as the BIAZA approved ANCMZA or DZMAA, would be advantageous.

The role is full time, including weekend duties on a rota system. Salary is paid monthly and we provide uniform, 31 days holiday and 5% employer’s pension contribution after a qualifying period.

If you are interested, please send your CV with a covering letter to Human Resources, Twycross Zoo, Atherstone CV9 3PX or e-mail to

Closing date: Friday 8th June 2012

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