Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Experienced Animal Keeper/Animal Trainer

Experienced Animal Keeper/Animal Trainer

Colchester Zoo

Colchester Zoo is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual with a background in animal training to join its dedicated team of staff. You will be working in a team of four and reporting directly to the line manager. The section is responsible for but not limited to the daily management of exhibits, animal husbandry and care and the presentation of public displays for our sealion and penguin exhibits. Having prior experience working with penguins and sealions and possessing a competent understanding of LSS is required for this position. It will be advantageous to the successful applicant to have proven staff supervisory experience.

The ideal applicant will have a proven record of working in a recognised zoological institution and have excellent communication and presentation skills. It is expected that you will have been awarded the DMZAA or equivalent. However, due consideration will be given to the applicants own level of academic achievement combined with zoological experience in the absence of an awarded of the aforementioned diploma.

This is a full time position working 40 hours per week and applicants are expected to work to a flexible rota as necessary to include weekends and public holidays.

To Apply
Please send your CV and covering letter together with Colchester zoos employment application form marked for the attention of the curator via email

Closing date for applications is: 23rd Feb 2018

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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