Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Temporary Trainee Keeper

Temporary Trainee Keeper: Elephants

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

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 elephant section manages our herd of 4 female Asian elephants currently in free contact but is at the exciting early stages of moving into a protected contact system. This position is a key role which will involve working on the section, covering basic areas of animal husbandry.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated 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 contract is on a temporary basis (duration of 3 to 6 months) working full time, including weekend duties on a rota system. Salary is paid monthly and we provide uniform and 31 days holidays per annum.

If you are interested, please send your CV with a covering letter to Human Resources,

Closing date: 3rd September 2012.


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