Thursday, March 9, 2017

Full-time falconer

 Full-time falconer

Company:                   Aillwee Cave Co Ltd
Centre:                        Birds of Prey Centre
Location:                    Ballyvaughan Co. Clare, Ireland
Job Category:             Full-time falconer
Salary:                         €1600 per month
Start Date:                  Immediate Start

The Birds of Prey Centre, based at Aillwee Cave was established in 2008.
The Centre’s goals have been to educate and entertain visitors with dynamic flying displays set against the dramatic Burren Landscape. We have over 40 birds in the Centre which are managed to the highest husbandry standards.

The Mission of our Centre is to aid the Conservation of Birds of Prey through visitor awareness and education, whilst actively fund raising for Raptor conservation monitoring efforts within Ireland. Using the funds raised within the Centre, we have contributed to the Irish red kite re-introduction program, national hen harrier survey (2010+2015) and have helped on the ground with vulture conservation in Nepal.

The new member of the team needs to:-
Work within a busy, dynamic Centre and Team
Be self-disciplined and show good initiative under pressure
Be able to fly large eagles and falcons in demonstrations
Have an understanding and experience of raptor husbandry, training and conservation
Provide the highest level of Customer Service
Be comfortable and articulate in speaking to the public

Competitive salary
Great opportunity to develop skills and work with a progressive Company
Opportunities to conduct field work with raptor conservation programs in Ireland and Asia
Located in the beautiful coastal west of Ireland

To apply for the above position please send an up-to date CV to:
Fiona Mellett
Human Resources Manager
Aillwee Cave
Co. Clare

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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