Thursday, April 27, 2017

Qualified Animal Keeper – Mammals

Qualified Animal Keeper – Mammals
Bristol Zoological Society

Permanent Position, working 80 hours per fortnight
Salary £18,217 per annum

Bristol Zoological Society has a position for a Qualified Keeper on its mammal section at the Bristol Zoo Gardens site in Clifton, Bristol.  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 relevant degree or equivalent professional qualification together with experience of working full-time within a recognised animal collection, ideally with primates. Ape experience would be an advantage. 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.

This position is 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.

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 12th May 2017 with interviews taking place on Wednesday 24th May.

If you have been unsuccessful in an application for a mammal keeper position within the last 6 months please do not apply for this position.

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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