Friday, July 29, 2016

Animal Keeper – Animal Encounters



Animal Keeper – Animal Encounters

The Department of Animal Welfare & Conservation is currently recruiting for a dedicated, reliable, confident team member. This position is offered on a permanent, full time basis.

Working as part of the successful Animal & Welfare Department you will be responsible for maintaining a safe environment for both yourself and the public by adhering to associated risk assessments and protocols without exception.

Working as part of the demonstrations team, you will be expected to deliver high quality educational and entertaining displays of natural behaviours. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with and train an exciting collection of birds, reptiles and mammals, including, but not exclusively; raptors, psittacines and Californian sea lions; and be a part of continually developing and improving the daily displays.

The zoo animal management qualification (DMZAA) is desirable but not essential for this position, however; the successful candidate would be expected to work towards achieving this qualification.

The successful applicant will need to be a highly motivated, hard working individual who has a good understanding of animal behaviour and previous experience training and working with a variety of species. The ability to take part in public presentations is essential as well as exceptional animal husbandry skills, high standards of animal care and excellent communication skills. Previous experience with the species we hold is preferable however those candidates’ with comparable experience will be considered.

Preference will be given to applicants that have worked and/or volunteered within the following fields:  Zoo’s, Safari Park’s, Farming/Agriculture & Equestrian.

Applicants will need to be flexible as regular weekend working is required to meet the needs of the business.
For further information and details on how to apply, please visit our website www.woburnsafari.co.uk.
Closing date:                26th August 2016


If you have not heard from us within 21 days of the closing date please consider your application unsuccessful on this occasion.




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Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      

TOP QUALITY INTERN/EXTERN NEEDED




TOP QUALITY INTERN/EXTERN NEEDED 

 Do you know someone who wants to save rhinos and change the world? If they are super smart, media and social media savvy, and have excellent communications skills, I need to see their cover letter and resume ASAP. 

The International Rhino Foundation is hiring an intern who will work in Tallahassee with our team to help save rhinos, promote events like World Rhino Day, the international CITES meetings, and coordinate with our key partners in the US and abroad. 

Send resumes to prcareers@saltermitchell.com 

Before August 10.






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Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      

General Manager




General Manager

Skegness Aquarium
Lincolnshire

Skegness Aquarium require a full time General Manager to have overall responsibility for a group of local attractions based predominately at the Skegness Aquarium.
Suitable applicants must have excellent managerial skills, be well organised, and have the ability to direct a team. Salary package dependant on experience.


Please apply in writing with a copy of your CV to: 
Katrina Graham,
Teen Spirit Ltd,
111 Lumley Road,
Skegness, 
PE25 3LL 





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Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      

SENIOR PRIMATE KEEPER




SENIOR PRIMATE KEEPER

An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Primate Keeper to join the team at Newquay Zoo.  The post requires a hardworking, dedicated, enthusiastic and reliable individual to oversee and contribute to the day to day running of this varied section.

The ideal candidate will possess the aptitude to implement, update and improve the current management techniques for nutrition and enrichment and behavioural training of this taxa.  In addition, they will assist in the future development of the section and be involved with in house staff training. 

The section currently houses 12 species of primates consisting of 55 individuals including Callitrichids, Prosimians and Old and New World Primates.

A minimum of 4 years experience is required, and preferably within a BIAZA/EAZA recognised institution.  The ideal candidate will have also attained the Diploma in the Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals (DMZAA).

The closing date for applications is the 14th August 2016.

Please apply, in writing, enclosing a full CV and covering letter to:-

Miss Sam Harley
Head Keeper
Newquay Zoo
Trenance Gardens
Newquay
Cornwall
TR7 2LZ

Or alternatively




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Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      

Carnivore Keeper



Carnivore Keeper



Permanent Animal Keeper - Carnivores
Reporting to: Head Keeper Carnivores
Hours: 37.5 including weekends
Work pattern: 5 days per week including weekends and bank holidays
Duration: Permanent

Overview:
West Midland Safari Park currently has a permanent vacancy available for an Animal Keeper on the Carnivore Section. This is an exciting opportunity, where we are looking for applicants who can demonstrate the ability and knowledge to work with our extensive range of Carnivore species in a Safari Park setting. The position involves husbandry tasks, such as feeding, cleaning, health monitoring, animal training and enclosure maintenance delivered to a high standard. It includes monitoring of our guests and operating the carnivore section watchtowers.

The role requires someone who is confident, motivated and enthusiastic about wildlife conservation and has excellent communication skills. The successful applicant will require good wildlife knowledge and have an animal related qualification. We are looking for someone with previous experience in a zoological collection, although full training will be given. It is a physically demanding but very rewarding role Due to driving company vehicles, we are looking for applicants who have full, valid drivers licenses. Weekend, bank holiday working and flexibility in working hours is essential to this role. Some evening work will be required during special events throughout the year

To apply for this position applicants are to visit www.wmsp.co.uk/careers and follow the on screen instructions. 

Please attach a current CV

Application Deadline: 05/08/2016



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Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Presentations Manager




Presentations Manager

Full time 40 hours per week,
Salary £24,480 per annum

A vacancy has arisen for a Presentations Manager to join Bristol Zoo’s Presentations Team. This post-holder manages the livestock and staff involved with animal training and demonstrations as well as experiences that involve the Zoo’s guests.
The successful applicant will have considerable experience in animal husbandry, animal training and presentations skills, as well as proven leadership ability.  The Presentations Section develops and delivers the animal demonstrations, daily husbandry and training of the Section’s animals, supporting guest experiences such as Keeper for the Day and advising the other animal sections on husbandry training.  Experience with seal husbandry would be a great advantage.

In addition, s/he will be expected to be a part of the senior animal department team and take up duty animal manager responsibilities, when required.

This is a full time position working on average 40 hours per week as part of the section rota which will include weekends and bank holidays. 

Full details including job descriptions, person specifications and an application form are available at www.bristolzoo.org.uk


If you would like to apply, please send a full CV and completed application form to reach us no later than 3pm, Sunday 14th August 2016. Interviews will be held on 30th August 2016. Due to the expected number of applications we will only be contacting those who have been shortlisted for interview.



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Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant