Monday, July 20, 2015

Temporary Mammal Keeper, Rhinos

Temporary Mammal Keeper, Rhinos

Job Description : Chester Zoo is the UK’s No.1 top zoo and is one of the leading zoological collections in Europe with an international reputation for achieving its mission in conservation breeding programmes, 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 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 Mammal Keeper to join our Rhino team for a 6 month period.  For the right candidate, this post offers a fantastic opportunity to work with a wide variety of mammal species ranging from Black rhino, Greater one horned, Grevy’s zebra as well as various herds of antelope and deer.

Chester Zoo aims to set a benchmark for animal welfare and the successful candidate must be able to deliver an excellent level of animal husbandry, care and welfare for the assigned mammals; ensuring that all enclosures and facilities are maintained to the highest possible standards. 

We are looking for someone with experience of working with rhino as well as zebra and a range of antelope, and other mammal species relevant to the section. They will have experience of implementing environmental enrichment and operant conditioning.  Experience of working within strict Safe Working Practices is also essential for this position.

In addition to the daily care and management of the species on section, a proven track record for delivering the highest standards of exhibitry is a must and the ideal candidate will have outstanding observation skills with an excellent attention to detail.

Competency in the use of computers and basic software packages would be advantageous for this role in order to maintain accurate records.  A full clean UK driving licence is also a requirement.

Salary is £17,367 per annum for a 40 hour week on a rota basis (including some weekends and bank holidays).

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

Employer Contact : Zoe McEvoy
Response Telephone : 01244 389748

JobRef : NEZ-0367-TKR

Closing date for applications is Sunday, 26th July 2015.

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