Friday, April 27, 2018

Senior Animal Keeper - Primates

Senior Animal Keeper - Primates

Newquay Zoo Newquay Zoo, a registered scientific and education charity, has an exciting opportunity for an experienced keeper to join our team. You will be responsible for the hands-on day-to-day husbandry of our primates section.

You will have at least 4 years’ experience working with primates as well as having completed the DMZAA course or equivalent qualification.

Previous supervisory experience would be beneficial.  You will be a self-motivated team player with experience of training new keepers.  Good communication and ICT skills would be an advantage.

You will have a broad knowledge of husbandry practices and an understanding of Zoo license regulations and be keen to improve on nutrition, enrichment and animal training techniques within the department.

A full driving licence is essential.

Newquay Zoo offers the following benefits (after probationary period):

  • 28 days paid holiday (inclusive of Bank Holidays) rising to 33 days after 5 years.
  • Defined contribution pension scheme
  • Company sick pay
  • Branded uniform provided (as required)
  • Relevant internal and external training provided
  • Free entry to our 3 zoos for staff and immediate family
  • Complimentary tickets
  • Discounts in our Catering and Retail outlets (as applicable)
  •  Free staff parking
  • Child care vouchers

Closing date for applications is: 18th May 2018

To apply please complete our online application form found on our website

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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