Thursday, September 15, 2016

Tropical House Keeper

Tropical House Keeper

Part time – 2 days per week
Tropical Wings Zoo is one of the best interactive zoo attractions in Essex.  We pride ourselves on providing a unique butterfly and animal experience with fun for all age groups.
We are currently looking to recruit a Tropical House Keeper for our Butterfly House and Tropical Section.  Previous experience is desirable but not essential.
You will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the Butterfly House and Tropical Section, including species management of invertebrates, planting and maintenance. 

Your role will ensure that our collection is looked after to the highest standards.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

•        Carry out all essential functions of Animal Keeper/Presenter.
•        Ensure the physiological and psychological maintenance of your animal collection, including health care.
•        With the approval of the Head Keeper, develop the butterfly collection and make suggestions in animal acquisition.
•        Stay alert to new developments in the maintenance and presentation of the animals in your care.
•        Have a special awareness for similar institutions within your field, current developments and new innovations elsewhere.
•        Ensure butterfly stock maintains suitable levels in order to uphold the visual impact of the Tropical House.

The ideal candidate should have a passion or knowledge of butterflies, birds etc.  Horticultural knowledge would be an advantage.

Excellent communication skills are essential within this role as you will be interacting with the general public children and/or young people.


Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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