Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Aquarium Keeper

Aquarium Keeper
Permanent position working 80 hours per fortnight
Salary range £14,326 - £16,830 per annum, depending on qualifications

Bristol Zoo Gardens have a vacancy for an animal keeper in our Aquarium.  This is a permanent position working 80 hours per fortnight as part of the departmental 14 day rota which will include weekends and bank holidays.

The successful applicant will preferably have some experience of working in a zoo environment. Being part of a small team responsible for the Care and maintenance of 25 public displays along with a modern off show breeding and quarantine facility.  The successful applicant must have knowledge of aquatic life support systems and fish husbandry. Holding a minimum PADI rescue diver (or equivalent) qualification would also be an advantage, but not essential.

Applicants should be educated to at least GCSE level and to include English, maths and a biological science. Holding the Diploma in the Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals – DMZAA (previously known as ANCMZA) would also be an advantage.  The successful applicant will be expected to study for this diploma if they do not already hold this qualification.

Please visit our web site www.bristolzoo.org.uk for a copy of the job description, person specification and application form.

To apply for this position please complete the application form (do not send in a cv or any other documentation) and send to Mrs Sarah Eason, Payroll/HR Administrator, Bristol Zoo Gardens, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3HA.  Please clearly mark your envelope ‘BZG210AQ’ ensuring that you have paid sufficient postage, we will not collect any that have been undelivered due to lack of postage.  Email applications will not be accepted under any circumstances.  The closing date for this position is 2.00 pm on Monday, 22nd July 2013.  Interviews will take place during week commencing 29thJuly 2013.

Bristol Zoo Gardens reserves the right to close this vacancy early.  Due to the expected number of applications we will only be contacting those shortlisted for interview.

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