Thursday, July 5, 2012

Senior Keeper

Senior Keeper

An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Keeper to join the team at Newquay Zoo.  The post requires a hard working, dedicated, enthusiastic and reliable individual to oversee and contribute to the day to day running of the Tropical House section.

The successful candidate must have an extensive knowledge and wide-ranging experience of exotic animal management, with specialist taxonomic knowledge and experience in the field of Herpetology and Ornithology.  The ideal candidate will possess the aptitude to implement, update and improve the current management techniques for nutrition, enrichment and breeding within these fields.  In addition, they will assist in the future development of the section and be involved with in house staff training. 

The section currently houses over 50 species of reptiles, amphibians and birds consisting of approximately 260 individuals with the addition of 6 mammal species.

A relevant number of years working in Herpetology and Ornithology is required, and preferably within a BIAZA/EAZA recognised institution.  The ideal candidate will have attained the DMZAA or equivalent qualification in animal management or biological sciences.

The closing date for applications is the 23rd July 2012.

Please apply, in writing, enclosing a full CV and covering letter to:-

The Director
Newquay Zoo
Trenance Gardens

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