Monday, October 10, 2016



Award winning Blackpool Zoo is looking to fill a key position within its Animal Department.

Experienced Primate Keeper (Ref No- AD/PK-10/16)

Blackpool Zoo is looking for an experienced primate keeper to assist in the daily care and husbandry needs of their Primate Section. They will also help in developing and moving forward the section within the framework of the animal department's aims and objectives in a new and exciting period within Blackpool Zoo’s history. The section currently maintains over 20 species of primates including Red-fronted Lemur, King Colobus, Red Titi, Goeldi’s Monkey, Emperor Tamarin, Black Howler Monkey, L’Hoest’s Monkey, De Brazza Monkey, Pileated Gibbon, Bornean Orang-utan and Western Lowland Gorilla.

You will need to be hard working, physically fit, enthusiastic and reliable. You should possess the Diploma in The Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals (DMZAA) or an equivalent and have a minimum of three years primate keeping experience. Although experience with great apes is not essential, it would be desirable.

We offer a competitive salary of £18,328.00 per annum and the opportunity to further your career within the zoological world.

Subsidised single occupancy (on site) accommodation will be available with this post, if required.

Blackpool Zoo is one of the UK’s most established medium sized zoos, and in recent years the zoo has gone through a rapid modernisation and development process.
The Zoo is operated by Parques Reunidos, one of Europe’s largest leisure and attraction operators which specialises in the tourism/leisure sector. Parques Reunidos currently operates 74 parks around the world and attracts over 21 million visitors annually.

The closing date for applications is the 13th November 2016.

Previous applicants need not apply

We will reply to successful candidates within 21Days of closing date.

A job description for the post can be obtained from the Personnel Department.

Please apply (via e-mail or post) enclosing a full CV, a covering letter and quoting the reference number of the post, to:

Personnel Department, Blackpool Zoo, East Park Drive, Blackpool, FY3 8PP

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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