Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Experienced Zookeeper

Experienced Zookeeper

Flamingo Land Zoo

Closing date: 15th Aug 2016

Flamingo Land Zoo is looking for an experienced zookeeper to join our team for the ungulate department.  Flamingo Land is one of the leading tourist attractions in the UK, attracting more than 1.4 million visitors each year.  The zoo currently has over 130 species across a range of different taxa.  We have an education department, our own research institute (in collaboration with the University of York) and an award winning conservation project in Tanzania.  The zoo is also a member of BIAZA, EAZA and WAZA. 

The successful candidate will be focused on working with a range of animals on the ungulate department including black rhinoceros and white rhinoceros, Rothschild’s giraffe, common hippopotamus, Bactrian camels and also includes Marsupials and a variety of South American species. Keepers rotate around all areas in the zoo so will also be expected to undertake work on other sections as required. All of our zookeepers are encouraged to participate in a range of activities which include research, environmental enrichment and education.  The successful candidate must have at least three years’ experience working in a zoological collection and have passed the Diploma in the Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals (or equivalent). A current driving licence is preferred. Experience with any of the above mentioned species would be an advantage, but you will receive direct training in the husbandry of these species. The successful candidate will be expected to be very personable and able to communicate well with visitors, including delivering public talks. The successful candidate will also be enthusiastic and a good team player.

Interviews will take place the week after the closing date above.

How to Apply:  Please email a CV and covering letter by 15th August 2016 to:

Samantha de Belle
Head Keeper Ungulates

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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