Thursday, December 22, 2016

Qualified Animal Keeper – Park Birds



Qualified Animal Keeper – Park Birds

Position: Qualified Animal Keeper – Park Birds (Full-Time / Permanent)
Salary: £22, 462p.a. (Inclusive of Weekend Enhancement)
Location: ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

About Us:
The Zoological Society of London (ZSL), a charity founded in 1826, is a world-renowned centre of excellence for conservation science and applied conservation. ZSL’s mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats. This is realised by carrying out field conservation and research in over 50 countries across the globe and through education and awareness-raising at our two zoos, ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, inspiring people to take conservation action.

Overview of Role:
The Zoological Society of London is looking for a Qualified Keeper on the Park Birds Section based at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. The main purpose of the qualified keeper position is to manage the day to day operational duties relating to animal husbandry and visitor interaction within the section. You will be responsible to the section Team Leader or other key senior animal department staff within the section. Working within this department gives the successful applicant experience of a captive breeding and release program with the corncrake and also numerous other high profile species which include, Wattled cranes and also the blue crowned laughing thrush.

The successful candidate will be required to have:
•        Previous experience of aviculture in a zoo or equivalent environment.
•        A qualification in zoo animal management such as the DMZAA or equivalent level of work experience.
•        Good communication skills, enthusiasm, and an outgoing and friendly personality. 
•        A full driving licence - essential.

To Apply:
Applicants will need to upload their CV and covering letter (detailing relevant experience and skills, stating why they want the position and including details of availability) and can do this by clicking the "Apply for this jobonline" button. If you have any queries regarding this position or when applying through the system please contact Human Resources at hr@zsl.org.

Closing date for applications: Midnight Sunday 8th January 2016.

The Zoological Society of London is a charity registered in England and Wales: no. 208728.



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Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      

Qualified Animal Keeper – Africa





Qualified Animal Keeper – Africa

Position: Qualified Animal Keeper – Africa Full-Time / Permanent)
Salary: £22, 462p.a. (Inclusive of Weekend Enhancement)
Location: ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

About Us:
The Zoological Society of London (ZSL), a charity founded in 1826, is a world-renowned centre of excellence for conservation science and applied conservation. ZSL’s mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats. This is realised by carrying out field conservation and research in over 50 countries across the globe and through education and awareness-raising at our two zoos, ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, inspiring people to take conservation action.

Overview of Role:
The Zoological Society of London is looking for a Qualified Keeper on the Africa Section based at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. The main purpose of the qualified keeper position is to manage the day to day operational duties relating to animal husbandry and visitor interaction within the section. You will be responsible to the section Team Leader or other key senior animal department staff within the section.

The successful candidate will have:
•        A good level of skill and knowledge together with a proven work record with African ungulates.
•        Experience with large carnivores and /or primates would also be an advantage.  
•        A qualification in zoo animal management such as the DMZAA or equivalent level of work experience.
•        Good communication skills, enthusiasm, and an outgoing and friendly personality. 
•        A full driving licence is essential.

To Apply:
Applicants will need to upload their CV and covering letter (detailing relevant experience and skills, stating why they want the position and including details of availability) and can do this by clicking the "Apply for this jobonline" button. If you have any queries regarding this position or when applying through the system please contact Human Resources at hr@zsl.org

Closing date for applications: Midnight Sunday 8th January 2017.

The Zoological Society of London is a charity registered in England and Wales: no. 208728.



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Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      

Experienced Zoo Keeper


Experienced Zoo Keeper



We are seeking a confident, outgoing, full time zoo keeper with a minimum of three years' experience working for a zoo or in a similar animal environment.  An outgoing personality and the ability to communicate effectively with the general public (including undertaking keeper talks) are essential.  

Applicants must have a full driving license and a car, and also hold the Diploma in the Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals or similar.  For information about the animals at Drusillas please see our Animal Gallery website page. 

We offer a competitive annual salary, subsidised lunches and a sensible relocation package.  For an application form please contact Sue Woodgate, Zoo Manager sue.woodgate@drusillas.co.uk 01323 874110.



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Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Primate Internship (unpaid)



Primate Internship (unpaid)
Starting date 27th February 2017

Wingham Wildlife Park has an exciting opportunity for two enthusiastic individuals wanting to gain valuable zoo animal keeping experience, working alongside keepers on the primate section.

We are looking for candidates who are willing to commit to a minimum of 6 months, volunteering 5 full working days per week including weekends, school holidays and bank holidays. With a start date of 27th February 2017.

The internship is unpaid and would benefit those who have either already gained or are working towards an animal management or similar qualification. As well as individuals who are already established in conservation or animal care and looking for further specialist zoo experience. Experience within a zoo setting and in particular primates would be desirable. 

A driving licence or access to good public transport is essential and please be aware that unfortunately we are unable to offer accommodation.

Wingham Wildlife Park is a family run wildlife park with big emphasis on animal husbandry, conservation, education and safety for our animals, staff and visitors. This section covers a large variety of species ranging from callitrichidae, lemurs, mandrills, macaques & apes.

All applications to be addressed for the attention of Ruth Wilder to info@winghamwildlifepark.co.uk along with a covering letter explaining why you would be suitable for this internship placement and CV. For applications to these particular placements please use reference INTP02 in the email title. Any applications through other channels will be disregarded.


These vacancies will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, therefore you should submit your application as soon as possible. 



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Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      

Deputy Team Leader : Large Mammals




Deputy Team Leader : Large Mammals

Twycross Zoo is at a very exciting stage of development with the first phase of a 20 year masterplan already underway. The plan will see the zoo developing new habitats for a refreshed animal collection.

We currently have a vacancy for a Deputy Team Leader to work on our Large Mammals section. This area manages a range of ungulate and carnivore species including zebra, nyala, tapir, amur leopard, snow leopard, meerkat, Kirk’s dik dik, Asian elephant and giraffe.

Key Responsibilities:
· A hands-on role, working on the section
· Supervising all areas of daily animal husbandry
· Developing, supervising and training staff
· Taking administrative responsibility alongside other senior staff within the Large Mammals section

Key Skills & Requirements:
· High performing and enthusiastic
· Proven track record of zoo animal management
· Substantial experience of zoological animal management, with at least 8 years’ relevant experience
· Able to demonstrate good working knowledge of the natural history and management of large mammals
· Good team worker with positive outlook
· Excellent communication and IT skills
· Committed to continued professional development of yourself and others
· An animal related qualification such as ANCMZA or DZMAA

The role is on a permanent contract and is a full time position (working on average 5 days out of 7) , including weekend duties on a rota system. Salary is paid monthly with and 31 days paid holiday per annum (pro-rata). Uniform is also provided

Please apply on-line by sending your CV with a covering letter to recruitment@twycrosszoo.org

This vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, therefore you should submit your application as soon as possible.



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Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium Vacancies



Vacancies at Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

Director of Husbandry

Senior Keeper/Trainer

Keeper/Trainer II

Curator of Marine Aquatics


Horticulturist I

For more information click HERE



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Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant