Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Experienced Keeper

Experienced Keeper

Dartmoor Zoo

Dartmoor Zoo is looking to recruit an experienced, enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to join our Animal Department. You will perform general animal husbandry duties to a high standard with a wide range of animals including carnivores, small mammals, hoofstock, primates and birds. You will play an integral role in training, enrichment and maintenance of the animals and their enclosures, as well as supervising our Volunteers and Interns.

A minimum of two years’ experience in a recognised Zoological collection.
An animal related qualification such as DMZAA or similar, or the desire to obtain such qualifications.
The ability to assist in Veterinary procedures.
Applicants must have a full U.K. driving licence and their own vehicle due to location.
Excellent communication skills.
Good IT skills and a sound knowledge of record keeping.
Good team worker with a positive outlook.
Have some experience of enclosure maintenance and power tools.

You will work an average 40 hour week, including weekends, Bank Holidays and other days as required. Some evening work will be necessary for evening events. You will also comply with company policies and procedures regarding Health & Safety and administration.

Please send your C.V and cover letter to

This vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, therefore you should submit your application as soon as possible. Only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted. 

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