Friday, September 14, 2012

Senior Bird Displays Keeper

Senior Bird Displays Keeper

Colchester Zoo is currently looking to recruit an experienced keeper to join their Bird Displays Team. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with and train an exciting collection of birds and be part of continually developing and improving the daily displays.

The post requires the successful applicant to fly, train and care for a wide range of bird species including Eagles, Owls, Kestrels, Kites, Buzzards, Hawks, Falcons, Hornbills, Macaws, Raven, Marabou stork and Guinea Fowl. They will be expected to take part in the daily educational bird presentations and will have the responsibility of being principle trainer for a number of birds. The successful applicant will need to be a highly motivated, hard working individual who has a good understanding of animal behaviour and previous experience training and working a variety of species. The ability to take part in public presentations and flying bird displays is essential as well as exceptional animal husbandry skills, high standards of animal care and excellent skills in communication. Previous experience working with the above mentioned species is preferable but candidates with previous training experience with other animals will be considered.

Applicants must hold a qualification in the Zoo animal management certificate or equivalent and have a full valid driving licence.

Please send your CV and covering letter to Human Resources, Colchester Zoo Ltd., Maldon Road, Stanway, Colchester, Essex CO3 0SL marked clearly BIRD DISPLAYS

The closing date for applications for this position is 21st September 2012


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