Friday, April 21, 2017

Animal Keeper: Large Mammals

Animal Keeper: Large Mammals
(Temporary 6 month contract)

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 G2 Animal Keeper to work on our Large Mammals section which manages a range of ungulate and carnivore species including Asian elephants, giraffe, zebra, nyala, tapir, Amur leopard, snow leopard, meerkat and Kirk’s dik dik.

Key Responsibilities:
• Basic animal husbandry and regular interaction with the public

Key Skills & Requirements:
· Enthusiastic, motivated and with an interest in zoo animal management and education
· Committed to continued professional development
· A good team worker
· 2 years zoo keeping experience (hoof stock, carnivores) and a relevant animal related qualification such as ANCMZA or DZMAA.

The role is temporary full time and includes weekend duties on a rota system. Salary is paid monthly and we provide uniform and 31 days holiday per annum (including bank holidays).

Please apply on-line by sending your CV with a covering letter to:

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

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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