Friday, April 1, 2016

Gorilla Keeper

Gorilla Keeper

Howletts Wild Animal Park, situated near Canterbury in Kent, is a charity committed to protecting rare and endangered animals from extinction through captive breeding and reintroduction programmes. Part of The Aspinall Foundation, Howletts is home to the largest captive breeding group of Western Lowland Gorillas in the world with over 130 births to date.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our team of dedicated gorilla keepers starting at the end of May 2016. The ideal candidate will have experience gained in a mainstream zoological collection - preferably with great apes - an awareness of current conservation issues and a passion for animal welfare.

This is a physically demanding position so candidates must be physically fit. A full valid driving licence is essential to the role. Ideally you will posses’ experience of driving farm machinery and have a recognised Zoo Animal Management qualification.

Working 5 days a week, including weekends and bank holidays, the successful candidate will have a genuinely flexible approach to working hours. Single person accommodation may be available. Those living in park accommodation may be required to join the security team for occasional security duty.

Closing date: Friday 22nd April 2016

To apply, please email a CV along with a covering letter stating the position applied for in the subject line to Jo Stephens: 

Visit our website at for further information.

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