Animal Keeper – Mammals
Bristol Zoo Gardens
Temporary Position, working 32 hours per fortnight
Salary £15,581 pro rata, per annum
Bristol Zoological Society is recruiting for an Animal Keeper on its mammal section at the Bristol Zoo Gardens site in Clifton, Bristol. This is to cover a period of maternity leave starting in March 2017 and likely to last until May 2018. It is a part-time position working 32 hours per fortnight as part of the 14 day departmental rota which will include weekends and bank holidays. There also might be occasional evening work.
This is a practical position assisting in all aspects of management and husbandry of the Zoo’s mammal collection. You will need to have a good level of physical fitness.
The successful applicant will be an experienced zoo mammal keeper, with a minimum of two years’ experience working with a diverse range of zoo mammals. Great ape and/or small mammal experience would be an advantage. You will be expected to show a high level of passion and motivation for the job.
A positive outlook, the ability to work within a team and having a good knowledge of the conservation and educational roles of zoos is required. We are looking for excellent communication skills, written and oral, as well as knowledge of animal training. You will be expected to engage with our guests and deliver regular talks.
The successful applicant will be educated to at least GCSE level, including English and a biological science.
To apply for this position please send your full CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org or HR Department, Bristol Zoo Gardens, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3HA.
The closing date for applications is Friday 3rd February 2017. Interviews will take place on 15th and 17th February 2017.
Bristol Zoo Gardens reserves the right to close these vacancies early. Due to the expected number of applications we will only be contacting those shortlisted for interview.
Independent International Zoo Consultant