Friday, July 4, 2014

Temporary Keeper - Aquarium

Temporary Keeper - Aquarium

Chester Zoo is one of the leading zoological collections inEuropewith an international reputation for achieving its mission in conservation, research and education.

We currently have a vacancy for a Keeper to join our busy Aquarium section on a temporary basis for approximately 12 months. The successful candidate will assist in all aspects of animal welfare, hygiene and life support.  They will ensure that all exhibits are of an excellent standard for both animals and visitors alike, and provide outstanding customer care.

The successful candidate will have experience of working in a zoo/aquarium and have a thorough understanding of the contribution ex situ populations of animals can make to education, science and conservation. They will be expected to have a degree in a relevant biological science (or have accrued an equivalent knowledge base).

They must demonstrate knowledge of the biology and husbandry of marine and freshwater fish as well as aquatic invertebrates. Excellent exhibit theming skills are essential to this role. The successful candidate will have outstanding observational skills, attention to detail and be committed to ensuring the highest possible standards of animal health and welfare are met.
They will be competent in the use of Microsoft Office packages – familiarity of ZIMS is desirable but appropriate training will be provided if required. Experience in conducting and publishing scientific research and of working in field conservation programmes are also desirable.  

Salary is £16,984.10 per annum for a 40 hour working week.

To apply for this role, please contact the recruitment line on 01244 389477 or

Closing date for applications is Friday, 11th July 2014. 

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