Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Animal Ranger

Animal Ranger

Yorkshire Wildlife Park
South Yorkshire

Since its opening in 2009, Yorkshire Wildlife Park has evolved to become the UK’s number 1 on-foot safari. We feature walkthrough exhibits that take the guest directly into the world of the animals. A dynamic centre for conservation and welfare, the park currently has over 400 animals across more than 70 different species. Unique, innovative and undergoing a period of continued rapid growth and development, Yorkshire Wildlife Park attracts over 650,000 visitors per annum.

We are currently looking for a number of Animal Rangers to join our dynamic and energetic animal team. The successful candidates will have a positive, ‘can do’ attitude and demonstrate a consistently proactive and flexible approach to work. With previous experience working in an animal based role within a collection, the successful candidates may have the opportunity to work across all three sections within the department (Hoofstock, Carnivores and Primates and Presentations) and therefore the position would suit a multi-skilled animal keeper.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
-    Deliver talks and presentations throughout the day.
-    Feed, clean out and provide enrichment for animals.
-    Maintain accurate animal records.
-    Facilitate an exciting, inspirational and memorable experience for our guests.

-    Excellent interpersonal skills.
-    Must be a team player with the ability to multi-task.
-    Ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
-    Enthusiastic and self-motivated with the ability to work well under pressure.
-    To be considered, applicants must be confident in delivering talks and presentations to large audiences on a daily basis.
-    Previous experience working with an array of exotic animal species within a zoo or wildlife park.
-    Acute attention to detail with the confident ability to consistently facilitate an outstanding visitor experience.

This is a permanent, full time position working an average of 40 hours per week on an annualised basis. Hours are normally worked over 5 days per week including weekends and some evening/ early morning work as the business requires.

To apply for this position and for full vacancy information please visit the vacancies section of our website https://www.yorkshirewildlifepark.com/about-us/vacancies/ where you can download the required application form and job vacancy information pack.

Closing date for applications 9 November 2016. Expected start date 1 December.

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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