Animal Keeper: Great Apes
Twycross Zoo is at a very exciting stage of development with the first phase of a 20 year master plan 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.
We currently have a vacancy for an Animal Keeper to work on our Great Apes section. This area manages all four species of great ape; gorilla, chimpanzee, orangutan and bonobo.
· 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
· 2 years zoo keeping experience and a relevant animal-related
The role is permanent 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
Closing date: Sunday 31st May 2015 or once sufficient applications have been received.
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