Friday, January 24, 2014

Qualified Keeper Herpetology

Qualified Keeper Herpetology Section at ZSL London Zoo
Salary: £24,376 p.a.

ZSL London Zoo, based in Regent’s Park in London, is looking to recruit a Qualified Herpetologist to join our Herpetology Department.
The role will involve the day to day husbandry of a large and diverse collection of reptiles and amphibians, focussing on animal welfare, bio-security, record keeping and ensuring that exhibits are maintained to the highest standards.
Candidates must be able to demonstrate an in depth knowledge of current herpetological husbandry practices. We are looking for proven experience in the successful husbandry of both reptiles and amphibians. Prior experience in other zoos, private collections, Museums, Aquariums, Universities, and in the field would be an advantage. Experience working with venomous reptiles would be advantageous but not essential. A logical, precise and scientific approach to animal keeping is required and the successful candidate will understand the conservation, research and educational role of ex situ animal populations.
Good communication skills and experience of dealing with the public is essential, together with the ability to work effectively within a team. Hours are 37.5 per week, worked within a roster which includes weekends.
To apply please send your CV and covering letter, detailing why you are suitable for this role, to .
Closing date for applications: Wednesday 5 February 2014

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