Friday, January 9, 2015

Trainee Keeper: Primates

Trainee Keeper: Primates

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.

We currently have two vacancies for Trainee Keepers on our Primates section.  The section manages a wide variety of primate species including gibbons, callitrichids, cebids, guenons and lemurs.

Key Responsibilities:
•        Basic animal husbandry and regular interaction with the public

Key Skills & Requirements:
•        Enthusiastic, motivated and with an interest in zoo animal management and education  Commitment to continual professional development
•        A good team worker
•        Zoo keeping experience and a relevant animal-related qualification

This is a full time, permanent position, including weekend duties on a rota system. Salary is paid monthly and we provide uniform and 31 days holiday per annum.

Please apply on-line by sending your CV with a covering letter to

Closing date for applications:  Friday 16th January 2015

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