Friday, January 30, 2015

Senior Keeper – Mammals

Senior Keeper – Mammals

Bristol Zoological Gardens

Permanent Position, working 80 hours per fortnight
Salary £18,571 per annum
Bristol Zoological Society has a vacancy for a Senior Keeper on its mammal section at the Bristol Zoo Gardens site in Clifton, Bristol.  This is a hands-on position with the post holder assisting in the management and husbandry of the Zoo’s mammal collection as well as the supervision of the staff involved with their care.
The position is permanent working 80 hours per fortnight as part of the departmental 14 day rota, which includes weekends and bank holidays.
The successful applicant will be an experienced zoo mammal keeper and will have at least three years’ experience of working with zoo animals, particularly primates and large mammals. Great ape experience would be an advantage.
The successful applicant will be educated to at least GCSE level, including English and a biological science, and hold the Diploma in the Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals – DMZAA, or equivalent. The ability to work within a team and having a general knowledge of the conservation and educational roles of zoos is also required.
For details on applying for this position and a copy of the job description and person specification please visit our web site
Bristol Zoo Gardens reserves the right to close this vacancy early.  Due to the expected number of applications we will only be contacting those shortlisted for interview.
Deadline: 13 February 2015

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