Trainee Animal Keeper: Birds and Pets
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 currently have a vacancy for a Trainee Keeper to work on our Birds & Tropical and Pets@Twycross sections. These areas manage a range of birds and animals including hornbills, flamingos, penguins, parrots, some reptiles, small mammals, domestic animals and invertebrates.
· 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
The role is permanent, part-time (10 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 (pro rata).
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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