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G1 Animal 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.
Following an internal promotion, we have a vacancy for a Grade 1 keeper to work on our Primates section, which manages all our small primate species including callitrichids, cebids, guenons and lemurs.
· working on the section, covering all areas of animal husbandry
· training and record keeping
· interacting with zoo visitors
· assisting with the training and development of staff
Key Skills & Requirements:
· enthusiastic, high performing and motivated with a proven track record in zoo animal management
· minimum of 3 years’ experience as a keeper, preferably with primates
· substantial working knowledge of the natural history and management of key species
· good team worker with a positive outlook and excellent communication skills
· committment to continued professional development of yourself and other staff
· Zoo keeping experience and a relevant animal-related qualification
The role is permanent, full-time (15 days out of 21) and includes 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
This vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, therefore you should submit your application as soon as possible.
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