Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Primate Keeper

Keeper: Primates



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 have 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 move the teams forward.


We have a vacancy for a keeper on the Primate section. The section manages all our smaller primate species including callitrichids, cebids, guenons, lemurs and gibbons.  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,


Closing date: Monday 15th October 2012


Please mention Zoo News Digest should you apply for this vacancy

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