Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Head of Birds

Head of Birds
Tropical Wings Zoo is a small family run zoo in Essex who are striving to become the best small zoo in England.
We are currently looking to recruit an experienced, highly motivated, reliable and enthusiastic individual with a passion for birds to lead our dedicated team of bird care staff. This position would ideally suit a dedicated aviculturist wishing to further their career. This position has a start date of September to November 2012.

The ideal candidate will have:
  • At least 3 years’ relevant experience with a wide range of bird species including psittacines, raptors and softbills
  • Practical knowledge and experience of artificial incubation and hand rearing of avian species
  • Proven leadership ability
  • A passion for and proven experience of animal / bird training along with first rate presentation skills
  • Excellent communication skills and a ‘hands on’ approach to team building and staff development
  • An interest in and the practical capability to improve exhibit design and development
  • A knowledge and understanding of the conservation and education roles of zoos
  • The passion and capability to move the bird collection forwards

Applicants without the relevant experience will not be considered.
To apply:
Send CV and covering letter to: HR Manager, Tropical Wings Zoo, Wickford Road, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, CM3 5QZ or by email to

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