Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Gorilla Internship

Gorilla Internship

Howletts Wild Animal Park

Volunteer - Full-time / Part-time

We have an exciting placement available on our gorilla section for an enthusiastic individual wanting to gain valuable animal keeping experience through working alongside our keepers who will provide coaching and mentoring throughout the internship.

Howletts is home to one of the world’s largest captive population of west-lowland gorilla. The candidates should be able to demonstrate what previous education and experience would make them suitable for the role. A commitment of a 6-12 months would be required. The hours would be from 8am to 5pm, 5 days per week which may include weekends.

These placements are physically demanding, so candidates must be physically fit, self motivated and have a genuine interest in conservation and animal husbandry.

Howletts Wild Animal Park and Port Lympne Reserve work in conjunction with The Aspinall Foundation; a charity committed to conservation and the reintroduction of captive bred species back into their natural habitats.

Closing date for applications is: 28th Aug 2017

To apply for this job:
Email your CV and covering letter outlining why you are the right person for the internship to Jack Lewis: volunteer@aspinallfoundation.org

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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