Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Senior Keeper/Presenter

Senior Keeper/Presenter
Full Time (42.5 hours per week including one weekend day and bank holidays)
Salary:  circa £17,000 per annum

Tropical Wings Zoo is a small but forward-thinking and dynamic organisation with an emphasis on interaction and education.  We are currently looking to recruit an experienced, highly motivated, reliable and enthusiastic individual with a lifelong passion for all animals to join our dedicated team of animal care staff in this hands-on role.   The successful applicant will be required to support the Head Keeper as well as supervise the team within the designated animal section.
The ideal candidate will have:
  • A minimum of 3 years’ proven experience working in a zoological collection working with a range of taxon;
  • Good understanding of ZIMS and zoo licensing would be advantageous;
  • Excellent leadership qualities and a proven track record of leading a team;
  • An animal-related qualification;
  • Excellent communication skills and be able to participate fully in our education and presentation programmes;
  • Good communication skills, enthusiasm and an outgoing and friendly personality;
  • Animal training experience desirable but not essential;
  • You will further develop your skills and knowledge in conservation activities
  • A full driving licence preferred

To apply:
Send CV and covering letter by email to
Closing date: This vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, therefore you should submit your application as soon as possible.  Due to the expected number of applications we will only be contacting those shortlisted for interview.
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