Saturday, March 22, 2014

Head Trainer

Dierenpark Emmen (Emmen Zoo) is building a new adventure park. The mission statement of this new park is: ‘Together on expedition to our adventurous, unforgettable, enriching wild world’. This all based on our core values: guests come first, renewing and trend setting, unique and distinctive, with respect for nature.

(38 hours per week)

In 2016 we will open the doors of our new adventure zoo. The park focuses on guests coming to visit our world.
A world in which guests feel welcome and in which entertainment is part of the experience.

As head trainer, you will be responsible for entertaining our guests and for training our animals. The head trainer works in close cooperation with the animal team,  the entertainment manager and the director operations. The head trainer works under direct responsibility of the manager living collection and will be managed functionally / is an extension of the entertainment manager.

Core activities
·        Entertaining of guests through (animal) shows.
·        Training of animals.
·        Cooperatively shaping (animal) shows and presentations, for which ambitious aims are required.
·        Co-responsibility for the quality of the shows, thereby taking into account the established conditions such as entertainment value, (personnel) budget and safety.
·        Functional management of the entertrainers  team.
·        Training/leading animal keepers in training of animals in the park as part of ‘responsible animal handling’.
·        Care for a good cooperation between the entertainment manager, the park division and the animal team.

Function requirements
To be considered fort this job position:
·        You possess a higher professional education level of working and thinking
·        You have entertainment ‘running through your veins’
·        You have extensive experience with animal training and keeping
·        You have preferentially worked in a management position
·        You know how to use  your enthusiasm to stimulate your environment
·        You have a degree in animal training.

General in Dierenpark Emmen:
·        Guest-oriented
·        Flexible
·        Cooperative

Specific for the position:
·        Able to ‘read’ animals
·        Entertainer
·        Communicatively competent
·        Management capacities
·        Innovative

We offer
A fascinating position in an organisation that is strongly developing, in a unique setting.

Information and application
For more information you can contact Lisette de Ruigh, Manager Living Collection, on March 17th between
11.00 h - 13.00 h, on March 20th between 9.00 h - 11.00 h and on March 24th between 15.00 h – 17.00 h (contact via +31-(0)591-690314).

Job interviews will take place on April 7th and 9th.

Would you be excited to work in this position in an adventurous, unforgettable, enriching wild world? We would like to receive your digital application on 28 March at the least.

You can send your application (motivation and  CV) to: Mrs. L. de Ruigh,

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