Saturday, May 13, 2017

Experienced Elephant Keeper


Experienced Elephant Keeper

Colchester Zoo
Essex

COLCHESTER ZOO HAS A VACANCY FOR AN EXPERIENCED ELEPHANT KEEPER.

Colchester Zoo is seeking a highly motivated and knowledgeable individual to join its team of experienced elephant keepers working with 1.3 African elephants.

This is a full time position working 40 hours per week 5 days out of 7 on a rotational basis.

The ideal candidate will have worked for a minimum of two years in a recognised zoological institution and have notable experience of working with elephants in either a free contact or protected contact environment.

 It is expected that you will have been awarded the DMZAA or an equivalent qualification. However, due consideration will be given to the individuals own level of zoological experience. You should have a clean UK drivers licence.

 Good communication skills, both written and oral are necessary and you will be expected to engage with visitor experiences including the delivery of keeper talks.

The successful applicant will be responsible for but not limited to; cleaning and presentation of exhibits, feeding and general care of the elephants and associated tasks. You will work as part of a team of experienced elephant keepers but also work singularly as required whilst reporting to and taking instructions from the Head of Section.

Closing date for applications is: 6th Sep 2017


Apply for this job:
Please send your CV and covering letter marked for the attention of:
The Curator, 
Colchester Zoo Ltd, 
Maldon Road, 
Stanway, 
Colchester, 
Essex 
CO3 0SL.

Or alternatively apply via email to vacancies@colchesterzoo.org



photo
Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      

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