Thursday, July 23, 2015

Experienced keeper

Experienced keeper

Colchester Zoo

Full time/40 hours per week.

Colchester Zoo is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual, preferably with a background in animal training, to join its dedicated team of staff. You will be working in a team of four and reporting directly to the Head of Section.

The section is responsible for but not limited to the daily management of exhibits, animal husbandry and the presentation of public displays. Having prior experience working with penguins and sealions and possessing a competent level of understanding of LSS would be advantageous.

The ideal applicant will have a proven work record in a recognised zoological institution and have excellent communication and presentation skills.

It is expected that you will have been awarded the DMZAA or equivalent. However, due consideration will be given to the individual's own level of zoological experience.

This is a full time position working 40 hours per week and applicants are expected to work to a flexible rota as necessary to include weekends and Public holidays.

Please send your CV and covering letter marked for the attention of The Curator via email to

The closing date for applications for this position is 7th August 2015.

Regretfully, only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

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