Temporary Keeper: Great Apes
Twycross Zoo – East Midland Zoological Society (TZEMS), the World Primate Centre, holds a large variety of primates - every species of great ape (gorilla, chimpanzee, bonobo, orang-utan) plus a range of other primates including gibbons, lemurs, callitrichids, cebids and guenons to name a few! We have impressive breeding records for most of these species and recent changes to husbandry practices has enabled more natural groupings and enclosure modifications. We have more to do!
We are going through an exciting period of change as this zoo develops and so are looking for dynamic, knowledgeable individuals to help lead the teams forward. The new sections formed will be 'Apes' and 'Primates' following the merger of several sections.
We have temporary vacancy (duration 9 months) for a keeper on the Great Ape section. The section will manage all the Great Ape groups including chimpanzees, gorillas, orang utans and the only bonobo group in the United Kingdom. This is a key role which will involve working on the section, covering all areas of animal husbandry.
We are seeking an enthusiastic, high performing individual with an interest in zoo animal management. You must be committed to continued professional development and be a good team worker. Some zoo keeping experience and 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, 5% employer’s pension contribution.
If you are interested, please send your CV with a covering letter to Human Resources, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date: 23rd August 2012
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