Friday, May 26, 2017

Senior Animal Keeper: Primates

Senior Animal Keeper: Primates

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 Senior Animal Keeper to work on our Primates section. This area manages all our small primate species including gibbons, callitrichids, cebids, guenons and lemurs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • working on the section, covering all areas of animal husbandry
  • assisting with the training and development of staff
  • training and record keeping
  • interacting with zoo visitors

Key Skills & Requirements:

  • minimum of 4 years’ experience as a keeper – must include working with primates
  • enthusiastic, high performing and motivated with a proven track record in zoo animal management
  • substantial working knowledge of the natural history and management of key species
  • good team worker with a positive outlook and excellent communication skills
  • commitment to continued professional development of yourself and other staff
  • previous experience of supervising and training staff
  • zoo keeping experience and a relevant animal-related qualification

The role is permanent 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:

Closing date for applications is: 25th Jul 2017

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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