Thursday, January 19, 2017

Unqualified Keeper – Mammals

Unqualified Keeper – Mammals

Bristol Zoo Gardens
Bristol, Somerset

Unqualified Keeper – Mammals
Permanent Position, working 80 hours per fortnight
Salary £15,581 per annum

Bristol Zoological Society has two new positions for Unqualified Keepers on its mammal section at the Bristol Zoo Gardens site in Clifton, Bristol. These are practical positions 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 applicants will be experienced zoo mammal keepers, ideally with 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 also 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 positions are permanent, working 80 hours per fortnight as part of the departmental 14 day rota, which includes weekends and bank holidays. It may also include occasional evening work.

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 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.

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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