Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Elephant Keeper

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 move the teams forward. The elephant section which manages our herd of 4 female Asian elephants very recently moved into a protected contact system.  This position is a key role which will involve working on the section, covering all 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 experience of working with elephants in a protected contact system 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 and 31 days holidays.


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


Closing date: Monday 15th October 2012


Please mention Zoo News Digest should you apply for this vacancy

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