Friday, April 1, 2016

Curator of Animals

Curator of Animals

Dartmoor Zoo

The successful applicant will have overall responsibility for the animal department. The collection includes African lion, jaguar, Amur tiger, Southern cheetah, European brown bear, Iberian wolf, tapir, ostrich, capybara, vervet monkeys, lechwe, meerkat, coati, and agouti.

The Curator is responsible for the day to day management of a team of seven permanent staff and a large volunteer team including interns from further and higher education establishments, ensuring the highest standards of welfare, husbandry and staff/public safety.  The successful applicant will also have extensive experience in the capture, restraint, quarantine and transport of animals and be expected to ensure the accurate maintenance of all animal records and departmental administration.

The curator will also be expected to have a comprehensive grasp of the commercial constraints under which the zoo operates and support other senior managers in furthering the zoo’s commercial aims.

In this senior management role, the curator will be expected to liaise with other senior management in the delivery of the zoo’s obligations under licensing and other statutory requirements, as well as its aims in collection planning/management including the design and modification of enclosures, dietary plans, health surveillance, biosecurity, and the development and implementation of research projects.

This is a permanent position with a start date as soon as is possible. Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience.

Please send your CV and covering letter to the Operations Manager, by email to:

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