Qualified Animal Keeper
Colchester Zoo is currently looking to recruit a qualified animal keeper to primarily work on its Tiger Section.
This post provides the opportunity to work with Amur Tigers, a breeding pair of Pygmy hippo, Timber Wolves, Patas Monkeys, a number of different Vulture species, Owls and Philippine Spotted Deer. The successful applicant will be part of a small team entrusted with the care of the above animals and will be required to work with dangerous species in a safe and secure manner, input ideas for the continual progression and development of animal husbandry and enclosure design and carry out talks and presentations to the public as well as maintain high standards of animal care and breeding management.
We are looking for an individual who is highly motivated and hard working, with at least 2 years experience working in a zoological collection. Excellent customer service, communication and animal husbandry skills are essential and experience with any of the above named species is preferable. Applicants must hold a qualification in the Zoo animal management certificate or equivalent and have a full valid driving licence.
This is a full-time and permanent position and will require a start date as soon as is possible.
Please apply online, or send your CV and covering letter to Human Resources, Colchester Zoo Ltd., Maldon Road, Stanway, Colchester, Essex CO3 0SL clearly marked ANIMAL KEEPER
The closing date for applications for this position is 5th October 2012
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