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 a vacancy for a Mammal Keeper to be based on the Giraffe section but who may also be trained on other mammal sections to cover any shortcomings in staffing levels.
The post will involve the daily care and management of Giraffe and Okapi as well as a number of other species; Congo buffalo, Malayan tapir, Onager, Bactrian camel, Anoa, Babirusa and Red river hog. 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 successful candidate will have the Zoo Animal Management, HND or degree in a Zoological related science or equivalent experience. They will have experience working with giraffes and other relevant mammal species, relevant experience of working in a zoo or safari park and of Operant Conditioning and good record keeping.
The successful candidate will 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 UK driving licence is essential.
Salary is £16,984 per annum for a 40 hour week.
To apply, please contact the recruitment line on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01244 389477.
Closing date for applications is 7th March, 2014.
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