Monday, January 11, 2016

Bird Trainer Internship

Bird Trainer Internship

Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre
Bird Trainer 6 month Internship - 1st March 2016 – 31st August 2016

The Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre has an exciting internship opportunity available.
The successful applicant will be working with the Bird Team on a 6 month full-time internship commencing 1st March until 31st August 2016, on a voluntary basis, working approximately 40 hours per week. Volunteers are expected to work the same hours as the animal staff, this is usually 8am - around 5pm.

Internship Specification:
Duties will include:
•        Training birds of prey including parrots, owls, kites and vultures
•        Cleaning indoor and outdoor enclosures
•        Preparing food
•        Cleaning staff areas
•        Helping staff with the presenting of bird shows to visitors
•        Any other duties as required (full training will be given on all duties)

Required Skills:
Previous experience in animal care is an advantage but full training will be given.

Person Specification:
Successful applicants will be hard-working, reliable, responsible, trustworthy and able to work independently and as part of a team. A positive, confident and friendly personality is a must, in order to fit in with our enthusiastic team and represent the Tropical Butterfly House to visitors.
Please note that we expect the same commitment, dedication and reliability from our volunteers as we do our staff members and applicants must successfully complete a trial day before a voluntary position will be offered.
Due to the physically demanding nature of this internship, it may only be suitable for agile people.

Application Process:
If you would like to apply, please email our Centre Manager and Zoo Curator with your CV and a brief covering letter.

Application Deadline:
1st February 2016

Interview Dates:
22nd – 26th February 2016

If you are interested in working / volunteering at the Tropical Butterfly House in general, please keep an eye on the vacancies section of the website: or sign up to the newsletter:

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Many Thanks

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