Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Experienced Zookeeper

Experienced Zookeeper
Flamingo Land Zoo

Closing date: Sunday 13th December 2015

Flamingo Land zoological department is looking for a zookeeper to join our team.  Flamingo Land is one of the leading tourist attractions in the UK, attracting more than 1.4 million visitors each year.  The zoo currently has over 130 species across a range of different taxa.  We have an active education department, our own research institute (in collaboration with the University of York) and an award winning conservation project in Tanzania.  The zoo is also a member of BIAZA, EAZA and WAZA.

Experienced Zookeeper
The successful candidate will join a dynamic team working on a variety of different sections within the zoo, including Children’s Planet (small carnivores and reptiles), the bird section, the primate section and large carnivores.  There may also be an opportunity to be trained on other animal sections within the zoo.  All of our zookeepers are encouraged to participate in a range of activities which include research, environmental enrichment and education.  The successful candidate must have relevant experience of working in a zoological collection and have passed the Diploma in the Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals (or equivalent).  Experience with any of the above mentioned taxa would be an advantage, but you will receive direct training in the husbandry of these taxa. The successful candidate will be expected to be very personable and able to communicate well with the visitors, including delivering public talks. The successful candidate will also be enthusiastic and a good team player.

Interviews will take place on Wednesday the 16th of December 2015 and may include a practical assessment. Unfortunately, only successful applicants will be contacted.

To be considered for this vacancy, please send your CV and covering letter via email before 6pm on Sunday 13th December 2015, postal applications will also be accepted:

Matt Scragg
Head Keeper
Flamingo Land
Kirby Misperton
North Yorkshire
YO17 6UX

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