Thursday, October 16, 2014

Overseer – Large Mammals

Overseer – Large Mammals

Bristol Zoological Society
Overseer – Large Mammals
Permanent Position, working 80 hours per fortnight
Salary £20,548 per annum

Bristol Zoological Society has a vacancy for an Overseer on its mammal section at its Bristol Zoo Gardens site in Clifton, Bristol.  This is a hands-on position with the post holder assisting the Assistant Curator - Mammals with daily care of the Zoo’s mammal collection, specifically the large mammals held on section, as well as supervising the staff involved with their care.

The successful applicant must have a minimum of 5 years’ full time experience of large mammals with experience of primates and particularly with great apes as your main focus.   An excellent knowledge of captive breeding protocols within a zoo environment is a requirement for this role and you must have good communication skills to supervise and pass on knowledge to a mixture of staff, volunteers and students who assist in the daily care of the collection.

The successful applicant will be educated to at least GCSE level, including English and a biological science and must hold the Diploma in the Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals – DMZAA (previously known as ANCMZA).  The ability to supervise staff is essential and having knowledge of the conservation and educational roles of zoos is desirable.

The position is permanent working 80 hours per fortnight as part of the departmental 14 day rota, which includes weekends and bank holidays.

A copy of the job description and person specification for this position please visit our web site

To apply for this position please email a covering letter and full CV to ‘OM application’ the closing date for applications is Sunday, 9th November 2014.  Recent applicants need not re-apply.

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