Keeper – Bird Department
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust are looking to recruit a Keeper to join the Bird Department.
The purpose of the role will be to promote the Trust’s work in the captive breeding of endangered species by working on the daily management of the animal collection under the direction of the Department Head or Deputy Head.
General daily tasks will include maintaining high standards of cleanliness in all animal enclosures, preparation of food, monitoring of animal behaviour, assisting with the capture and restraint of animals for enclosure movement, veterinary examination or export and be responsible for correct techniques such as ringing etc.
It will also be necessary to provide accurate daily records and to provide assistance, information, training and supervision to training students and conservation education staff etc.
The successful candidate will ideally hold a relevant degree level qualification, have a wide knowledge of biology, ecology and captive requirements of animal species for which this post is responsible and have a high level of fitness, computer literacy and written and verbal communication skills.
To apply please visit www.durrell.org/jobsrecruitment send your CV with an application form and a covering letter to .for more details and submit an up to date CV with a covering letter and application form.
The closing date for applications is 31st December, 2012.
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