Friday, January 4, 2013

Overseer – Birds

Bristol Zoo Gardens

Overseer – Birds

Temporary position covering maternity leave

Salary £19,247 per annum

Applications are invited for the position of Overseer of Birds (maternity cover) at Bristol Zoo Gardens. This is a hands-on position with the post holder assisting the Curator of Birds with daily care and supervision of the Zoo’s bird collection as well as supervising the staff involved with their care.

The position is to cover maternity leave working 80 hours per fortnight as part of the departmental 14 day rota.

The successful applicant must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience with an excellent knowledge of bird husbandry and captive breeding protocols and will supervise the daily care of the bird collection and the staff working on the section.

The successful applicant will be educated to at least GCSE level, including English and a biological science and must hold the Diploma in the Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals – DMZAA (previously known as ANCMZA) or its equivalent. The ability to supervise staff is essential and having a general knowledge of the conservation and educational roles of zoos is desirable.

A copy of the job description and person specification and details on how to apply for this position please visit our web site

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