Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Temporary Keeper, Lower Vertebrates & Invertebrates

Temporary Keeper, Lower Vertebrates & Invertebrates

Job Description : 
Chester Zoo is one of the leading zoological collections in Europe with an international reputation for achieving its mission in conservation, research and education. With the new ‘Islands’ site now open, 2015 is set to be an exciting year! This unique and innovative project will provide an immersive experience; showcasing the animals and plants of South-east Asia and working towards a better understanding of the vital conservation work being undertaken in this region.

We currently have a vacancy for a Keeper to join our busy and diverse section on a temporary basis for approximately 6 months. The successful candidate will assist in all aspects of animal welfare, hygiene and life support.  They will ensure that all exhibits are of an excellent standard for both animals and visitors alike, and provide outstanding customer care.

The successful candidate will have experience of working in a zoo/aquarium and have a thorough understanding of the contribution ex situ populations of animals can make to education, science and conservation. They will be expected to have a degree in a relevant biological science (or have accrued an equivalent knowledge base).

They must demonstrate knowledge of the biology and husbandry of amphibians. Excellent exhibit theming skills are essential to this role. The successful candidate will have outstanding observational skills, attention to detail and be committed to ensuring the highest possible standards of animal health and welfare are met.

They will be competent in the use of Microsoft Office packages – familiarity of ZIMS is desirable but appropriate training will be provided if required. Experience in conducting and publishing scientific research and of working in field conservation programmes are also desirable. 

Salary is £17,367 per annum for a 40 hour working week.

To apply for this position, please provide your current CV and covering letter stating why you believe you should be considered for our Temporary Keeper role to

Employer : Chester Zoo
Employer Contact : Zoe McEvoy

Response Telephone : 01244 389748

JobRef : NEZ-0364-TK

Closing date for applications is Monday, 20th July 2015.  

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