Thursday, February 1, 2018

Experienced Keeper - Lower Vertebrate and Invertebrate

Experienced Keeper - Lower Vertebrate and Invertebrate

LVI Keeper

Salary / Rate per hour: From £18,477

Full time: 38.75 hours/week


An opening has arisen for an experienced Keeper in our Lower Vertebrate and Invertebrate (LVI) Department at Paignton Zoo. The role involves the day-to-day husbandry of a large and diverse collection of reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates, focusing on animal welfare, bio-security, water quality, record keeping and ensuring that exhibits are maintained to the highest standards.

You will have at least 4 years’ relevant experience or have 2 years experience and have completed the DMZAA course or equivalent qualification.

The successful candidate will:

• Be able to demonstrate an in depth knowledge of current herpetological  husbandry practices.  We are looking for proven experience in the successful husbandry of reptiles/amphibians/fish and invertebrates.

• Have high standards of record keeping and best husbandry practices.

• Have prior experience working with aquatic systems.

• Have a logical, precise and scientific approach to animal keeping is required.

• 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.

Who to apply to and how:  Application form, covering letter and CV

Closing date:        Friday 16th February 2018

Interview date: Thursday 22nd February 2018

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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