Thursday, August 8, 2013




Colchester Zoo is currently looking to recruit an experienced keeper to join their Animal Displays Team. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with and train an exciting collection of birds and mammals and be part of continually developing and improving the daily displays.

The post requires the successful applicant to fly, train and care for a wide range of species including Eagles, Owls, Kestrels, Kites, Buzzards, Hawks, Falcons, Hornbills, Macaws, Raven, Guinea Fowl, Conures, Cockatoo, Coati and Skunks. They will be expected to take part in the daily educational animal presentations and will have the responsibility of being principle trainer for a number of animals. The successful applicant will need to be a highly motivated, hard working individual who has a good understanding of animal behaviour and previous experience training and working a variety of species. The ability to take part in public presentations is essential as well as exceptional animal husbandry skills, high standards of animal care and excellent skills in communication. Previous experience working with the above mentioned species is preferable however those candidates’s with any experience training animals will be considered.

Applicants must hold a qualification in the Zoo animal management certificate or equivalent and have a full valid driving licence.

The closing date for applications for this position is Friday 30th August 2013 and all applications should be addressed to the Curator.

Sarah Forsyth
Colchester Zoo
Maldon Road
Essex CO3 0SL
Tel: 07967 141239
Fax: 01206 331392

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