Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Senior Keeper -- Herpetology

Senior Keeper -- Herpetology

Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust is looking for a skilled and knowledgeable Senior Keeper in the Herpetology Department with a thorough understanding of the role and function of a modern zoological collection and in-situ conservation programmes.

Responsibilities will include the daily husbandry and management of a diverse collection in conjunction with the other section staff, detailed record keeping, research and scientific writing, tours behind the scenes, participation in wider herpetological and zoo activities and field work and collaborating with other organisations.

It is essential that applicants have proven experience in the successful husbandry and breeding of a variety of amphibian and reptile species (in other Zoos, Museums, Universities, private collections, etc.) They will ideally be educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant subject.
A logical, precise and scientific approach to animal keeping is required and competency with standard computer software is vital.

Good written and verbal communication skills and considerable interpersonal skills are required as the position involves interaction with visitors, donors, and on occasion the media; a high degree of appreciation of customer service is essential for the role. The successful applicant will be a strong team player able to show a high degree of initiative and independence.

To apply for the role and for further information please visit the Durrell website.

Closing date for applications is Monday, 24. March 2014.

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