Friday, April 19, 2013

Animal Keepers

Animal Keepers x 2
Full time – 37.5 hours per week, permanent position
Salary £14,326 - £16,830 per annum
(Dependent upon experience and qualifications)

Bristol Zoo is proud and excited to take the first step on a journey towards achieving the ultimate goal of the National Wildlife Conservation Park by opening Wild Place in the summer of 2013.
Building on and celebrating the natural environment, Wild Place will be an invigorating setting that brings nature and the woodland to life. This family-led attraction will focus on fun, play and learning with children and adults being inspired to protect threatened habitats on their doorsteps as well as around the globe.
These roles will be part of the animal team and be crucial for ensuring our conservation and wildlife message is top priority, but you will be required to be flexible and assist with wider day to day operating duties as and when necessary. 

The successful applicant will have at least two years’ experience of working with zoo animals.  Knowledge of mammal husbandry would be an advantage.  Applicants should be educated to at least GCSE level and include English and a biological science. The successful applicant will be expected to study for the DMZAA qualification in Zoo Animal Management if he/she doesn’t already have this qualification.

If you are someone who has had experience working with mammals in a zoo environment and you are a strong team player, then you might just be the person we are looking for.

Visit our website for a copy of the job description, person specification and details on applying for this position. Closing date for applications is 5.00 pm on Monday, 6th May 2013.
Interviews will be held on either Thursday 22nd May or Wednesday 23rd May 2013.

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