Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Deputy Head Of Reptiles

Deputy Head Of Reptiles

Colchester Zoo

Colchester Zoo is seeking an experienced and highly motivated animal keeper to join its reptile department. The successful candidate will be working in a team of four keepers and reporting directly to the Head of Section. This section is responsible for the daily management and husbandry of our reptiles, invertebrates and fishes. The successful applicant will be responsible for but not limited to; managing the team and section in the absence of the head of section; contributing to the ICP, cleaning of exhibits, feeding and general care of the animals and associated tasks.

The ideal applicant will have worked for a minimum of 5 years in a recognised zoological institution and have proven staff supervisory skills.  It is expected that you will have been awarded the DMZAA or equivalent. However, due consideration will be given to the individuals own level of zoological experience. Knowledge of aquarium LSS’s will be advantageous.

This is a full time position working 40 hours per week on a flexible rota as necessary to include weekends and Public holidays.

Please send your CV and covering letter via email to
Or alternatively via surface mail marked for the attention of The Curator, Colchester Zoo, Maldon Road, Stanway, Colchester, Essex CO3 0SL

The closing date for applications for this position is 14th October 2016

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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