Wednesday, July 2, 2014




Tropical Wings Zoo is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to take on this pivotal role.

You will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the Tropical House, including species management of invertebrates, planting and maintenance.  You will have involvement with the general public to answer questions and to contribute towards presentations and interpretation.  Your role will ensure that our collection is looked after to the highest standards.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

1.        Carry out all essential functions of Animal Keeper/Presenter.
2.        Ensure the physiological and psychological maintenance of your animal collection, including health care.
3.        With the approval of your Manager, develop the butterfly collection and make suggestions in animal acquisition.
4.        Stay alert to new developments in the maintenance and presentation of the animals in your care.
5.        Have a special awareness for similar institutions within your field, current developments and new innovations elsewhere.
6.        Ensure butterfly stock maintains suitable levels in order to uphold the visual impact of the Tropical House.

About you:
To operate effectively in this role, practical experience in a similar environment is essential and experience of working with a range of relevant species desirable.  You must have the ability to work alone or as part of a team and have excellent presentation skill.  You must hold a full driving license

Application: Please email a cover letter and CV to Erica Jones 

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