Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Animal Keeper - Primates

Animal Keeper - Primates

Twycross Zoo – East Midland Zoological Society (TZEMS), the World Primate Centre, holds a large variety of primates - every species of great ape (gorilla, chimpanzee, bonobo, orang-utan) plus a range of other species. We have impressive breeding records for many of these species and recent changes to husbandry practices has enabled more natural groupings and enclosure modifications. We have more to do!

We are going through an exciting period of change as this zoo develops and so are looking for dynamic, knowledgeable individuals to help lead the teams forward.

We currently have a vacancy for keeper on the Primates section, which manages all our small primate species including callitrichids, cebids, guenons and lemurs. This is a key role which involves working on the section, covering all areas of animal husbandry including feeding, cleaning, training and record keeping, as well as interacting with the Zoo visitors.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, high performing individual with an interest in zoo animal management. You must be a good team worker with a positive outlook and have excellent communication skills. A minimum of 2 years’ zoo keeping experience with primates, and 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 after qualifying period.

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

Closing date: 22nd April 2013

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