EXPERIENCED BIRD KEEPER
Ref No - AD/BK/14
Award winning Blackpool Zoo is looking for an experienced Bird Keeper to assist in the daily care and husbandry needs of the large variety of exotic birds, reptiles, small mammals and invertebrates that it currently maintains, many of which are managed as part of captive breeding programmes. The section currently maintains over 90 species of birds ranging from Cuban Flamingo, Magellanic penguin, Eastern White Pelican, Kea, African spoonbill, Scaly-sided merganser, Northern helmeted curassow, Von der Deckens hornbill and numerous other ESB/EEPs. A number of small mammals, reptiles and invertebrates including Red Panda, Dwarf Mongoose, Asian Short-clawed Otter, Rhinoceros iguana, Jamaican boa and Yacare Caiman are also maintained on this section.
You will need to be hard working, physically fit, enthusiastic and reliable. You should possess the Diploma in The Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals (DMZAA) or an equivalent and have a minimum of three years Bird keeping experience. Experience with incubation and bird hand-rearing techniques is not essential but
would be desirable.
We offer a competitive salary of £18,328.00 per annum and the opportunity to further your career within the zoological world.
Subsidised single occupancy (on site) accommodation may be available with this post, if required.
Blackpool Zoo is one of the UK’s most established medium sized zoos, and in recent years the zoo has gone through a rapid modernisation and development process.
The Zoo is operated by Parques Reunidos, one of Europe’s largest leisure and attraction operators which specialises in the tourism/leisure sector. Parques Reunidos currently operates 74 parks around the world and attracts over 21 million visitors annually.
The closing date for applications is the 12th October 2014.
We will reply to successful candidates within 21Days of closing date.
A job description for the post can be obtained from the Personnel Department.
Please apply, in writing enclosing a full CV and quoting the Reference number of the post, to:
Personnel Department, Blackpool Zoo, East Park Drive, Blackpool, FY3 8PP
Please mention Zoo News Digest
Should you apply for this post