Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Experienced Zoo keeper

Experienced Zoo keeper

Here at Wild Zoological Park we are looking for a dedicated zoo keeper to join our team. It is a seasonal position with an immediate start and concluding post October half term. The position works for 5 days of 7 per week with pay rates calculated as per UK standards for your age based on a 35 hour week. The position also includes working weekends and bank holidays and does not include annual leave during the school holidays. Please note this is not a trainee position, please only apply as an experienced keeper.

Successful candidates will have:
• A full UK driving licence and the right to live and work in the UK
• Experience working in other zoological facilities
• Up to date knowledge of husbandry and welfare
• Experience handling and managing animals for a variety of procedures.
• DIY skills and experience using hand tools is preferred
• Good communication skills
• Experience talking to visitors and ability to talk publicly

Key responsibilities include but not limited to the following:
• Day to day management of collection
• Feed preparation and enrichment
• Assisting with veterinary procedures
• Assisting with design and build/maintenance of exhibits and enclosures
• Assisting with handling workshops, shows, keeper talks and V.I.P experiences and general visitor interaction
• Assisting with training of animals
• Keeping up to date health and husbandry records

Please send a full CV to

Closing date for applicants is Friday 7th April 

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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