Friday, April 29, 2016

Animal Keeper – Trainee

Animal Keeper – Trainee

Animal Keeper – Trainee - Part Time Weekend (14 hours) – Fixed Term 6 months

Based at Edinburgh Zoo

About Us
The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) owns and manages Edinburgh Zoo and the Highland Wildlife Park.  Both parks are premier visitor attractions, offering visitors a fantastic day out.  Of equal importance is our excellent international reputation for our conservation and education programmes and we are looking to the future with confidence.  We’ve been a charity since our founding in 1909 and maintain a keen commercial edge to ensure we can sustain our excellent reputation.  Our mission is to ‘connect people with nature and safeguard species from extinction’.

Animal Keeper – Trainee
As a member of the Living Collection’s team, the successful candidates will be required to perform all duties to ensure the smooth running of the relevant section at Edinburgh Zoo, aiming to optimise, where necessary in conjunction with other departments, the quality of animal welfare and visitor experience.

About You
Practical experience in a zoo or animal-related environment is desirable and experience of working with a range of animal taxon groups would be advantageous. You should also have up-to-date basic knowledge and understanding of zoo legislation and best practice, along with a sound basis of practical knowledge and skills about good animal management including dietary knowledge. Proven success in animal training or an appropriate qualification in the use of positive reinforcement training would be beneficial. Appropriate training will be provided.

This is a part time (14 hours) 6 month fixed term position, and the successful candidate must be able to work weekends.

Closing date:         Thursday 12 May 2016. 

For full information on how to apply, please visit the RZSS vacancy page and follow the instructions. Please note that CVs will not be accepted without a completed application form.

Registered charity number: SC004064

OUR MISSION                Connecting people with nature. Safeguarding species from extinction

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