Monday, June 15, 2015

Animal Keeper & Experiences Presenter

Animal Keeper & Experiences Presenter
Part time – 52.5 hours per fortnight, permanent position
Salary £10,433 per annum

Bristol Zoological Society is recruiting for a part time animal keeper & Experiences Presenter to join the team at Wild Place Project which is now in its third year of operation and expanding fast.
Building on and celebrating the natural environment, Wild Place Project is an invigorating setting that brings nature and the woodland to life. This family-led attraction focuses on fun, play and learning with children and adults being inspired to protect threatened habitats on their doorsteps as well as around the globe.
This is a new exciting role as part of the animal team, working day to day with the collection, but you will also be focusing on delivering our expanding animal experiences as well as our animal talks and presentations. You must have excellent communication skills and have the ability to deal with any problems that may arise. You will be crucial for ensuring our conservation and wildlife message is top priority, but you will be required to be flexible and assist with wider day to day operating duties as and when necessary. 

The successful applicant will ideally either be an experienced mammal keeper, who is accustomed to delivering excellent talks, or have worked within a presentations role within a zoological establishment. Ideally you will have at least two years’ full time experience of working with a variety of mammal species. Applicants should be educated to at least GCSE level to include English and a biological science and ideally have studied zoology, conservation or an animal science within further education. The successful applicant will be expected to study for the DMZAA qualification in Zoo Animal Management if he/she doesn’t already have this qualification or an acceptable equivalent.  

Visit our website for a copy of the job description, person specification and details on how to apply for this position.  This position will close at 10.00 am on Friday, 26th June, interviews will be held on Friday, 10th July 2015.  

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