Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Curator of Living Collections

Curator of Living Collections

Twycross Zoo is at a very exciting stage of development with the first phase of a 20 year masterplan already underway.  The plan will see the zoo developing new habitats for a refreshed animal collection starting with giraffe savannah and gibbon forest in 2015 and plans for ape  developments also going ahead.  We are looking for dynamic, experienced individuals to drive the zoo forward during this redevelopment.

Following internal promotion, a position has become available for a Curator of Living Collections to lead and advance the Animal Department as part of the development of the Life Sciences Directorate. 

The successful candidate will be an experienced animal manager with the vision and energy to be part of the development of a world class animal department in conjunction with the senior Life Sciences team.  

Applicants must have experience of managing a large team, with proven success in setting goals and improving performance.  Budget management experience is also an asset.  We have a diverse animal collection with a bias towards primates, so experience with a broad range of animal species would be advantageous.  A scientific approach to animal management and development of the zoo, combined with professionalism and strong communication skills is essential.

The role is full time, including weekend duties on a rota system. Salary is paid monthly and we provide 31 days holiday.

If you are interested, please send your CV with a covering letter to

Closing date: 28th January 2015

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