Friday, April 10, 2015

Keeper for the Day and Animal Experience Host


 Keeper for the Day and Animal Experience Programme

Full time permanent position 40 hours per week
Salary £7.16 per hour

Bristol Zoological Society has a vacancy for the position of Host for our Keeper for the Day (KFTD) and Animal Experiences programmes at Bristol Zoo Gardens, Clifton, Bristol. These popular guest activities are being expanded, we therefore have a new position to support the current Host by either accompanying participants as the Host for KFTD or an animal experience or to provide keeper support while an experience is being delivered by a senior keeper.

You will need to deliver a high quality service including ensuring that everything is in place before the experience starts, meeting and greeting the participant when they arrive and answering any questions that they may have.  You must have excellent communication skills and have the ability to deal with any problems that may arise.

This is a full-time position and will include working weekends, bank holidays and occasional evenings to support the zoos evening events programme. Training will be given but the successful applicant will preferably already have some experience of working with zoo animals and will enjoy working with people.

Applicants should be educated to at least GCSE level and to include English and a biological science.   Due to internal health and safety restrictions we will not be accepting applications from anyone under 18 years of age. 

A copy of the job description and person specification can be found on our web site

To apply for this position please send a covering letter and full C.V. to: Mrs Sarah Eason, Bristol Zoo Gardens, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3HA by 2.00 pm 24th April 2015.   E-mail: Please clearly mark your application ‘HK application’  Successful applicants will be asked to attend for interview on either 30th April or 1st May.

Bristol Zoological Society reserves the right to close this vacancy early once sufficient applications have been received

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