Keeper - Mammal Department
To promote the Trust's work in the captive breeding of endangered species by working on the daily management of the animal collection under the direction of the Department Head or the Deputy Head and by teaching visiting students practical aspects of animal management, carrying out research and supporting others conducting research. To develop the Trust's work overseas by contributing to species recovery programmes.
General daily tasks will include maintaining high standards of cleanliness in all animal enclosures, preparation of food, monitoring of animal behaviour, assisting with the capture and restraint of animals for enclosure movement, veterinary examination or export and be responsible for correct techniques such as ringing etc.
It will also be necessary to provide accurate daily records and to provide assistance, information and co-operation to training students and conservation education staff etc.
The successful candidate will ideally hold a relevant degree level qualification, have a wide knowledge of biology, ecology and captive requirements of animal species for which this post is responsible and have a high level of fitness, computer literacy and written and verbal communication skills.
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
Les Augrès Manor
La Profonde Rue
Jersey, Channel Islands
The closing date for applications is 9th August, 2015
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