Thursday, September 25, 2014

Trainee Elephant Keeper

Trainee Elephant Keeper

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Salary: £15,705 p.a. (inclusive of Weekend Enhancement)
A vacancy for a trainee elephant keeper (3 year fixed term) has arisen at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. This is an exciting opportunity to join our innovative and dynamic elephant team in the management of our breeding herd of Asian elephants.  Primarily free contact the Elephants are given daily walks around our 600 acre site as well as providing public education demonstrations.  ZSL has and continues to contribute to research and AI projects.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to working on the elephant section, be prepared to immerse themselves in the less glamorous aspects of the work and work hard to develop the grounding necessary to progress to elephant keeper. The position is both physically and mentally demanding but the rewards are good for the right candidate. They must also be prepared to take the DMZAA animal management course.

To apply please complete and attach separately the ZSL Application Form and Equality of Opportunity Monitoring form on our website ( and email to 

Closing date for applications is: Friday 10 October 2014

The Zoological Society of London is a registered Charity.  No: 208728

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