Friday, August 1, 2014

Qualified Animal Keeper

Qualified Animal Keeper

 Colchester Zoo are looking to recruit a full-time qualified animal keeper to work on one of its most varied sections which houses the Zoo’s largest cats to one of its smallest residents the Leaf Cutter Ants.

This post provides the opportunity to work with Amur Tigers, a breeding pair of Pygmy hippo, Timber Wolves, Patas Monkeys, a number of different Vulture species, Owls, Visayan Spotted Deer, Visayan Warty pigs and a number of reptile and fish species. The successful applicant will be part of a small team entrusted with the care of the above animals and will be required to work with dangerous species in a safe and secure manner, input ideas for the continual progression and development of animal husbandry and enclosure design and carry out talks and presentations to the public as well as maintain high standards of animal care and breeding management.

We are looking for an individual who is highly motivated and hard working, with a minimum of 2 years experience working in a zoological collection. Excellent customer service, communication and animal husbandry skills are essential and experience with any of the above named species and in particular someone with a keen interest in reptiles and aquatics is preferable.
Applicants must hold a qualification in the Zoo animal management certificate or equivalent and have a full valid driving licence.

This is a permanent position with a start date as soon as is possible and Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience.

Please send your CV and covering letter to The Curator, Colchester Zoo, Maldon Road, Stanway, Colchester, Essex CO3 0SL

The closing date for applications for this position is Friday 22nd August 2014.

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