Friday, August 21, 2015

Trainee Animal Keeper: Great Apes

Trainee Animal Keeper: Great Apes
(Temporary Contract Expected To Last 3 Months)


Twycross Zoo is at a very exciting stage of development with the first phase of a 20 year masterplan already underway. The plan will see the zoo developing new habitats for a refreshed animal collection starting with Giraffe Savannah and Gibbon Forest in 2015.

We currently have a temporary vacancy for a Trainee Animal Keeper to work on our Great Apes section. This area manages all four species of great ape - gorilla, chimpanzee, orangutan and bonobo.

Key Responsibilities:
· Basic animal husbandry and regular interaction with the public

Key Skills & Requirements:
· Enthusiastic, motivated and with an interest in zoo animal management and education
· Commitment to continual professional development
· A good team worker
· Zoo keeping experience and a relevant animal-related qualification

The role is temporary for 3 months to cover maternity leave and includes weekend duties on a rota system. Salary is paid monthly and we provide uniform and 31 days holiday per annum (pro-rata).

Please apply on-line by sending your CV with a covering letter to:

This vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, therefore you should submit your application as soon as possible.

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