Monday, March 4, 2013

Senior Keeper: Apes


Senior Keeper: Apes

Twycross Zoo – East Midland Zoological Society (TZEMS), the World Primate Centre, has over 850 animals and is one of the most comprehensive collections of primate species and subspecies in the western world. We have exciting plans for developing the Zoo further, continuing our work in conservation of endangered species and providing the very best environment that we can.

We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Keeper on the Apes section. The section includes chimpanzees, gorillas, orang utans and the only bonobo group in the United Kingdom. This is a key role which will involve working on the section, covering all areas of animal husbandry and assisting with staff training.

We are seeking a high performing individual with a proven track record in zoo animal management. You will have a minimum of 4 years’ experience as a zoo based ape keeper and be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the natural history and management of these taxa. You must be committed to continued professional development and be a good team worker. 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 (following qualifying period).

If you are interested, please send your CV with a covering letter to

Closing date: Monday 11th March 2013

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