Tuesday, September 10, 2013



Chester Zoo is one of the leading zoological collections in Europe with an international reputation for achieving its mission in conservation breeding programmes, research and education.

We currently have 2 vacancies for a Temporary Mammal Keeper on a fixed term 18 month contract to be based on the Twilight section but who may also be trained on several other mammal sections to cover any shortcomings in staffing levels. So experience with other species is essential.
The post will involve the daily care and management of a variety of Mammal species including Spectacled bears, Rodrigues/ Seba’s and Livingstone bats, Anteaters and Sloth to name a few.
The successful candidate will provide excellent animal husbandry, care and welfare for the assigned mammals, ensuring that all enclosures and facilities are maintained to the highest possible standards. The role will involve promoting the conservation work at Chester Zoo through daily interaction with visitors on site.

The successful candidate will have the Zoo Animal Management, HND or degree in a Zoological related science or equivalent experience. They will have proven experience working with all of the relevant species on the section and other mammal species, proven experience of working in a zoo or safari park and of Operant Conditioning. The successful candidate will have outstanding observational skills, attention to detail and proven experience of delivering the highest standards of husbandry and exhibitory along with excellent communication skills to deal with visitor questions, talks and requests for information.

The successful candidate will ideally be competent in the use of computers and basic software packages. They will desirably have proven experience with implementing environmental enrichment and experience of working within strict SWP. A full clean driving licence is also required.

Salary is £16,815.94 per annum for a 40 hour week.

To apply, please contact the recruitment line on recruitment@chesterzoo.org or
01244 389477.

Closing date for applications is Friday, 20th

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