Monday, June 12, 2017

Animal Keeper

Animal Keeper

Keeper (Mammals) – Paignton Zoo

From £18,477

Full-time – 38.75 hours per week includes working a rota of 2 out of 3 weekends.


We are looking for an Animal Keeper within the Mammal Department.  The role involves the day to day husbandry of a large and diverse collection of mammals focusing on animal welfare, bio-security, record keeping and ensuring that exhibits are maintained to the highest standards. 

The successful candidate will:

•        Have at least 2 years of prior experience working with Mammal species in a zoological collection or similar establishment and will have completed the DMZAA course or will have over 4 years experience.

•        Be able to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of current mammal husbandry practices and proven experience in the successful husbandry of a wide range of mammal species. A logical, precise and scientific approach to animal keeping is required.

•        Hold a full driving license.

•        Have significant experience and interest in Mammal Husbandry and implementing best husbandry practices.

•        Understand the conservation, research and educational role of ex-situ animal populations.

•        Be proficient in Microsoft software including Outlook, Excel and Word.

•        Be reliable with good time-keeping and attendance and able to demonstrate professionalism.

•        A self-disciplined team player with a positive attitude

•        A knowledge and background in Primate care is beneficial but not vital.

Further details on applying can be found on our website

Closing date:        Monday 3rd July 2017

Interview date: Monday 10th July  2017 (TBC)

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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