Friday, February 22, 2013

Zoo Keeper (host)

Zoo Keeper (host)
Keeper for a Day
Our amazing Keeper for a Day experience gives participants a once in a lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with some of ZSL’s most popular animals and also offers a unique insight into the day-to-day life of our keepers and their charges.  Keeper hosts will be responsible for up to 5 participants.  This popular experience is going from strength to strength and it runs 5-day a week (Monday to Friday) between April-October.   www.zslorg/k4d
Part-time Keeper host needed
We are looking to recruit an experienced keeper to host this popular experience. We are interested in hearing from experienced keepers looking for 1 or 2 days per week. Applicants should be available to start work from mid March.
As a host you will need to welcome and engage with guests, and create a safe, relaxed and enjoyable environment. As a Keeper host you will be responsible for co-ordinating and overseeing any activities involving behind the scenes / animals.
You will have:            
·         Proven relevant experience as a Qualified/Senior Keeper or equivalent, a degree in a relevant biological subject, the City of Guilds Diploma in Zoo Animal Management or equivalent
·         Ability to work as a member of a team and go that extra mile
·         Guest empathy
·         Proven supervisory and interpersonal skills
·         Clear and effective oral and written communication skills
·         Good computer skills
·         Full, clean driving licence
It is essential that the Keeper is willing to become a trained first aider.
If you would like to know more about this exciting new positions and wish to apply; send your CV with a covering letter detailing your suitability for the position to HR department, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Whipsnade, Nr Dunstable, Beds.  LU6 2LF or email
Closing date for all applications: Monday 4 March 2013
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