Friday, December 25, 2015

Experienced Animal Keeper

Experienced Animal Keeper

Colchester Zoo

Colchester Zoo has a vacancy for an experienced animal keeper to join our carnivore and small mammal cover section teams. This is a full time position working 40 hours per week 5 days out of 7 on a rotational basis.

The ideal candidate will have worked for a minimum of two years in a recognised zoological institution; experience of working with big cats will be advantageous but is not essential. It is expected that you will have been awarded the DMZAA or an equivalent qualification. However, due consideration will be given to the individuals own level of zoological experience. You should have a clean UK drivers licence. Good communication skills, both written and oral are necessary and you will be expected to engage with visitor experiences including the delivery of keeper talks.

The successful applicant will be responsible for but not limited to; cleaning and presentation of exhibits, feeding and general care of the animals and associated tasks. You will work as part of a team of experienced keepers but also work singularly as required whilst reporting to and taking instructions from the Head of Section.

Please send your CV and covering letter marked for the attention of The Curator, Colchester Zoo Ltd., Maldon Road, Stanway, Colchester, Essex CO3 0SL.

Or alternatively apply via email to

The closing date for applications for this position is 15th January 2016.

Please mention ZooNews Digest should you apply for this post

Many Thanks

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