Monday, May 29, 2017

Senior Animal Displays Keeper

Senior Animal Displays Keeper

Colchester Zoo is currently looking to recruit an experienced keeper to join their Animal Displays Team. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with and train an exciting collection of birds and mammals and be part of continually developing and improving the daily displays.

The post requires the successful applicant to fly, train and care for a wide range of  species including eagles, owls, kestrels, kites, buzzards, hawks, falcons, macaws, raven, guinea fowl, conures, cockatoo, coati and skunks. They will be expected to take part in the daily educational animal presentations and will have the responsibility of being principle trainer for a number of animals. The successful applicant will need to be a highly motivated, hard working individual who has a good understanding of animal behaviour and previous experience training and working a variety of species. The ability to take part in public presentations is essential as well as exceptional animal husbandry skills, high standards of animal care and excellent skills in communication. Previous experience working with the above mentioned species is preferable however those candidates’s with any experience training animals will be considered.

Applicants must hold the DMZAA qualification or equivalent and have a full valid driving licence.

All applicants must download an application form from our website  and send the completed form with an up to date CV and covering letter for the attention of Miss Sarah Forsyth by email to - or by post to - Colchester Zoo, Maldon Road, Stanway, Essex CO3 0SL

Closing date for applications is: 23rd Jun 2017

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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