Thursday, February 4, 2016

Mammal Keeper

Mammal Keeper


Chester Zoo is the UK’s No.1 top zoo and is one of the leading zoological collections in Europe with an international reputation for achieving its mission in conservation breeding programmes, research and education.

With the new ‘Islands’ site now open, 2016 is set to be an exciting year! This unique and innovative project will provide an immersive experience; showcasing the animals of South-east Asia and working towards a better understanding of the vital conservation work being undertaken in this region.

We currently have a vacancy for a Temporary Mammal Keeper to join our Rhino team for a period of 12 months. For the right candidate, this post offers a fantastic opportunity to work with a wide variety of mammal species ranging from Black and Greater one horned rhinos as well as Grevy’s zebra and a range of Bovid’s and Deer and Antelope.

Chester Zoo aims to set a benchmark for animal welfare and the successful candidate must be able to deliver an excellent level of animal husbandry, care and welfare for the assigned mammals; ensuring that all enclosures and facilities are maintained to the highest possible standards.

We are looking for someone with proven experience of working with Black or GOH rhinos and a range of ungulate species relevant to the section. They will have experience of implementing environmental enrichment and operant conditioning. Experience of working within strict Safe Working Practices is also essential for this position.

In addition to the daily care and management of the species on section, a proven track record for delivering the highest standards of exhibitry is a must and the ideal candidate will have outstanding observation skills with an excellent attention to detail.
Competency in the use of computers and basic software packages would be advantageous for this role in order to maintain accurate records. A full driving licence, valid to drive in the UK is a requirement.

Salary is £17,367 per annum for a 40 hour week on a rota basis (including some weekends and bank holidays).

To apply for this position, please provide your current CV and covering letter stating why you believe you should be considered for our Mammal Keeper role.

Application URL :

Closing date for applications is Friday, 12th February 2016.

Please mention ZooNews Digest should you apply for this post

Many Thanks

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