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Monday, September 28, 2015
Animal Keeper / Trainee Keeper
Animal Keeper /
Animal Keeper /
Trainee Keeper - 12 months Fixed Term
Salary: £15,300 -
£18,253 per annum depending on qualifications and experience
The Royal Zoological
Society of Scotland (RZSS) owns and manages Edinburgh Zoo and the Highland
Wildlife Park. Both parks are premier visitor attractions, offering visitors a
fantastic day out.
Of equal importance
is our excellent international reputation for our conservation and education
programmes and we are looking to the future with confidence. We’ve been a
charity since our founding in 1909 and maintain a keen commercial edge to
ensure we can sustain our excellent reputation.
Our mission is to
connect people with nature and safeguard species from extinction. It’s an
exciting time at RZSS having recently celebrated our centenary year.
A vacancy has arisen
for an Animal Keeper to work within the Living Collections Department at the
Highland Wildlife Park, specifically on the animal section responsible for the
care of the carnivores, birds, a primate and a rodent species.
It would be
preferable if the successful candidate has relevant carnivore experience and
ideally a fairly broad exposure to other taxa.
successful candidate has passed the Diploma in the Management of Zoo and
Aquarium Animals or an equivalent zoo animal management qualification, but they
must hold a valid UK driving license; both qualifications should be confirmed
within your application material.
candidate will be expected to care for all the species on the section and
assist with our resident keeper volunteer programme, under the supervision of
the section’s Senior Animal Keeper and Animal Team Leader.
effectively in this role, practical experience in a zoo environment is
desirable along with a good understanding of the role of zoos in the 21st
century, but it is crucial that you have a keen interest in wild animal
management, are physically fit and happy to work in all weather conditions.
This is a 12 month
fixed term position and the working hours are 37.5 hours per week (annualised
figure) and the post involves weekend and occasional evening work.