Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Senior Animal Keeper: Large Mammals

Senior Animal Keeper: Large Mammals

Twycross Zoo is at a very exciting stage of development with the first phase of a 20 year masterplan already underway. The plan will see the zoo developing new habitats for a refreshed animal collection starting with Gibbon Forest in 2016.

We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Animal Keeper to work on our Large Mammals section which manages a range of ungulate and carnivore species including zebra, nyala, tapir, Amur leopard, snow leopard, meerkat, Kirk’s dik dik, Asian elephant and giraffe.

Key Responsibilities:
  • · working on the section, covering all areas of animal husbandry
  • · assisting with the training and development of staff
  • · training and record keeping
  • · interacting with zoo visitors

Key Skills & Requirements:
  • · minimum of 4 years’ experience as a keeper – must include working with hoofstock and carnivores
  • · enthusiastic, high performing and motivated with a proven track record in zoo animal management
  • · substantial working knowledge of the natural history and management of key species
  • · good team worker with a positive outlook and excellent communication skills
  • · commitment to continued professional development of yourself and other staff
  • · previous experience of supervising and training staff
  • · zoo keeping experience and a relevant animal-related qualification

The role is permanent full time and includes weekend duties on a rota system. Salary is paid monthly and we provide uniform and 31 days holiday per annum (including bank holidays).

Please apply on-line by sending your CV with a covering letter to:

This vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, therefore you should submit your application as soon as possible.

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