Friday, November 16, 2012



Chester Zoo is one of the leading zoological collections in Europe with an international reputation for achieving its mission in conservation breeding programmes, research and education.

We currently have a vacancy for an Elephant Keeper to be based on the Elephants of the Asian forest exhibit working within a close team using a protected contact management system.

The post will involve the daily care and management of our herd of 8 Asian elephants and their habitat.
The successful candidate will provide excellent animal husbandry, care and welfare, ensuring that all enclosures and facilities are maintained to the highest possible standards for our visitors and the animals in our care as well as an enthusiastic and informed approach in representing elephants to the general public.

The successful candidate will have the Zoo Animal Management, HND or degree in a Zoological related science or equivalent experience. They will have proven experience working with large mammals, experience of working in a zoo or safari park, of Operant Conditioning and will have excellent observational skills with an eye for detail.
A full clean driving licence is also required.

The successful candidate will ideally be competent in the use of computers and basic software packages. They will desirably have proven experience with implementing environmental enrichment and experience of working within strict SWP.

Salary is £16,411 per annum for a 40 hour week.

To apply, please contact the recruitment line on 01244 389477 or

Closing date for applications is Friday, 30th November 2012.

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