Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Looking for World-Class ZooKeepers

Looking for World-Class ZooKeepers

Dolphin Show, Safari, world-class hotels and exciting roller coasters are all parts of our everyday lives, as well as 96% guest satisfaction and magical working surroundings in the beautiful area of Kolmården forests.

 Every guest who visits us is a unique person with high expectations. Therefore we are looking for world-class zookeepers, with holistic approach and a keen eye for the animals. You will take part in the further/continuous development of Kolmården zoo including the husbandry for our animals. In your role as service devoted zookeeper you will strive to exceed our guests' expectations and with your special expertise and stage presence create a world class show for our guests, every time! Through individual and personal guest meetings, you are expected to inspire children and adults to a lifelong dedication to animals and nature.

We are looking for someone with a passion for working with animals, and that is service oriented. You have a great interest in animals and nature and want to share your knowledge and contribute to a greater understanding of animals to our guests. Through your devotion and genuine concern for animals and service you contribute to the guests' overall experience and create memories that makes them yearn back for us.

 As zookeeper you work partly independently and therefore it is important that you feel comfortable in that role, and dares to take initiatives. Many times the work pace is high and it is important that you have the ability to be flexible in your duties. In addition to guiding and sharing knowledge about the animals to our guests, you are working with customary duties in the husbandry care of animals including food preparation, enrichment, cleaning and assist in veterinary care.

 We expect you to have at least 3 years of experience working with animals, preferably in a zoo in or outside of Sweden. You have a postsecondary education in animal training, veterinary care, biology, agronomy, hippology or equivalent. Many times the work pace high and it is important that you have the ability to be flexible in both your duties and working hours. As a person you should be stable and be able to remain calm in stressful situations. Since the work is physically demanding you need to be in a good physical condition. Due to guided tours and other guest related meetings it is desirable that you have stage preforming experience and are comfortable and enjoy talking in a microphone in front of an audience.

 If you have practical machine and/or agrimotor experience it is an extra credit. Driving license for personal car is required.

We are looking for zookeepers to several departments. The employments are on a 6 months trial basis.

Salary by agreement. Application deadline is September 20th but the selection is ongoing, so send in your application today. We can apply through our website, www.parksandresorts.com/Karriar/Lediga-jobb/ or send your application to veronica.fors@kolmarden.com. Do you have questions about the employment, please contact Veronica Fors at tel. +4610 -708 75 13 or email veronica.fors@kolmarden.com 

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