Friday, September 5, 2014

Experienced Keeper/Presenter

Experienced Keeper/Presenter
Tropical House Section
Tropical Wings Zoo is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to take on this pivotal role in South Woodham Ferrers near Chelmsford Essex.

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

The ideal candidate will have a passion and excitement for their chosen field with a keen drive to develop their career.
An understanding of species food and nectar plants beneficial though not essential.

The successful candidate will take responsibility for ensuring the physiological and psychological maintenance of the animal collection. You will assist and eventually take the lead on developing the butterfly collection. You will have responsibility for the new developments in the maintenance and presentation of the species in your care.
You will maintain an awareness for similar institutions within your field, current developments and new innovations elsewhere and ensure butterfly stock maintains suitable levels in order to uphold the visual impact of the Tropical House. As part of this role, you will develop skills and knowledge in conservation activities.

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. Some plant knowledge beneficial though not essential. You must have the ability to mainly work alone and unsupervised and have excellent presentation skills. You must hold a full driving license due to our location. What we really want to see is a passion for this area combined with recent experience but a relevant qualification would be an advantage.

Please do not apply for this position unless you meet the relevant criteria.

Send CV and covering letter by email to Erica Jones 

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