Sunday, June 24, 2018

Parrot Department


Parrot Department Staff

Theater of the Sea is seeking a clean-cut, flexible, friendly, positive, team player for our Parrot Department.

Job description
Parrot staff is responsible for basic routine duties such as, shows, cleaning, diet preparation, public interaction, training, husbandry, and maintenance of all of our parrots and props.

This is a full-time position and all applicants must be willing to work any days as we are open 365 days a year.
The weather in South Florida is hot and humid. Our staff works outside in these conditions, rain or shine.
The cost of living in the Florida Keys is very high.
The Florida Keys are remote islands about an hour drive from Miami.
The job can be physically strenuous.
Employees should be willing to relocate at their own expense.

Benefits for full time employees:
Medical and dental insurance are available after a 90-day probationary period.
Free banking at CAPITAL BANK of the Florida Keys
Eligible for 401 K after 2 years
20% discount in the gift shop and grill/snack bar.
Free admission to Florida Attractions Association facilities
Paid half hour lunch.
5 paid vacation days after the first year; 10 paid vacation days for subsequent years.
Free admission on Theater of the Sea's Adventure and Snorkel Cruise (dependent on availability)
Employee's immediate family members are granted complimentary general admission to the park.
Friends may receive a 20% discount on general admission to the park.


If you have any other questions email Virginia at parrots@theaterofthesea.com












Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      


Cover Keeper



Cover Keeper

2 Positions Available

We are looking for an ambitious individual to join our animal care team. If you want to be part of one of the UK's fastest growing zoos and are excited about the prospect of being part of something new, this position might be for you!

Wingham Wildlife Park is a family run wildlife park with big emphasis on animal husbandry, conservation, education and safety for our animals, staff and visitors. We are looking for a like minded “team player” who would fit in amongst our team. This position will cover our Birds, Mammals, Primates, Carnivores and Reptiles sections at Wingham Wildlife Park.

The Candidate Will:
•        Be able to communicate on a one-to-one basis as well as leading public talks to large crowds.
•        Have experience working with exotic species in a zoo setting (preferably at least 2 years and with Cat 1 species).
•        Be able to work as part of a team and on their own.
•        Have exceptional time keeping skills.
•        Show good practical animal husbandry skills.
•        Have relevant animal husbandry qualifications.
•        Demonstrate a working knowledge of positive reinforcement training.
•        Be flexible and adjust to different sections quickly.
•        Have a valid UK driving licence or good access to public transport.

The Role Involves:
•        Day to day husbandry of animals in our park.
•        Good observational and note keeping skills when working with the animals at our park.
•        Giving talks to visitors about some of the species in the park.
•        Conducting visitor experiences either on a one to one basis or small groups.
•        Strict adherence to safe working practices.
•        Maintaining high standards around the park including emptying bins, weeding and window cleaning.

About Employment with WWP:

This full time position (winter; 40 hours per week, summer; 45 hours per week) requires people to be comfortable working outdoors in all weather conditions, including working on weekends, during school holidays and on bank holidays.

We give statutory holiday entitlement.

This position will start pay at the rate of the national minimum wage. On the successful completion of a 6 month probationary period a wage increase will occur. 


All applications to be addressed for the attention of Ruth Wilder to headkeeper@winghamwildlifepark.co.uk along with a covering letter and CV. For applications to this particular job please use reference Cover Keeper in the email title. Any applications through other channels will be disregarded.

Closing date for applications:- 29th July 2018

Successful applicants may be contacted before the closing date for applications














Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      


Saturday, June 23, 2018

Zoo Keeper



Zoo Keeper


Williamson Park attracts over 200,000 visitors a year and is one of the North West’s premier tourism attractions as recognised by Visit England. The main visitor attraction on site is the Edwardian Butterfly House and Zoo. To maintain the facilities ever growing reputation we are looking for a dynamic and committed person to join our team.

Your responsibilities as a Zoo Keeper will include the day to day running of the Butterfly and Mini Beast Houses including feeding, watering, cleaning and maintaining the welfare of the collection. The successful candidate will also need to lead educational sessions, meet the keeper sessions and public talks.

The collection comprises of some of the world's most exotic butterflies and reptiles, insects, invertebrates and small mammals.

It is essential that the successful candidate has a minimum qualification of NVQ Level 3 standard in Animal Care or equivalent experience of working with a similar collection to ours.

Experience in a customer facing role is essential, as is the ability to work both with and without supervision. The post holder will be expected to work evenings and weekends on a shift rota basis.

A full current UK driving licence is required to be reactive to animal welfare and transport equipment.

The hours of work are 37 hours per week, working on a shift rota basis including evenings, weekends and bank holidays and you will be based at Williamson Park.

Excellent benefits include: A Local Government Pension Scheme (the Council makes a 15.5% contribution). Discounted gym membership and discount on days out, activities and retail.

PLEASE DO NOT SEND A CV AS THIS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.


Further information on this vacancy please click HERE





Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      


Senior Bird Keeper


Senior Bird Keeper

Exmoor Zoological Park

A full time position potentially developing into a section head role in time. The working environment and rural location of Exmoor is not easy and you have to be determined and self- motivated.

Requirements of the position;

You will be required to have a minimum of two years full time employment in a recognised zoo environment. It will be expected that you have experience with bird keeping (parrots, cranes, storks, passerines, etc.). Some of this experience can be given here.

You should have passed the DMZAA or equivalent, or be prepared to gain those qualifications.

Hold a full U.K. driving licence, and have your own vehicle due to our rural location.

You ideally will be able to show people management and team leadership skills.

Keep up to date with current practices in animal husbandry and welfare, and have a working knowledge of the Conservation and Education roles within modern zoos.

Good IT skill with knowledge of record keeping, and able to use, or learn to use, ZIMS.

Be able to keep calm in stressful situations, and be able to handle and manage birds during certain procedures.

Have a basic understanding of D.I.Y.

On occasions be able to take charge in the event that a senior manager is not available.

You will be required to work Bank Holidays and weekends.

You will also represent Exmoor Zoo at Conferences when required.

Please apply by email to Exmoorzoo@btconnect.com and mark the email for the attention of Mr. D Reynolds. Your application should ideally include a covering letter and your CV.

Closing date for applications is: 11th Jul 2018

Please note, we will be reviewing applications and conducting interviews throughout the advertising period for this role. The role may therefore be filled prior to the closing date. We will acknowledge receipt of all email communication and contact candidates via their application email for interviews.






Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      


Wildlife Conservation Centre Supervisor



Wildlife Conservation Centre Supervisor


Animal Care Solutions is seeking an experienced full-time Animal Care Supervisor to provide animal care services at the Calgary Zoo’s Wildlife Conservation Centre. This is an exciting opportunity to take a hands-on lead with the Zoo’s reintroduction breeding programs. Current species include; Whooping Crane, Vancouver Island Marmot, Greater Sage Grouse, Burrowing Owl and Przewalski’s Wild Horse with more programs planned for the future. The Wildlife Conservation Centre is also home to the Zoo’s ungulate quarantine facility and backup ungulate holding. The successful candidate will work with the area curator to lead a team of passionate and experienced individuals save species from extinction by providing animal care services to the animal collection of the Calgary Zoo’s Wildlife Conservation Centre.

Qualifications:

– A Bachelors degree in Zoology (or equivalent) or compensating experience o Or, a Registered Animal Health Technologist

– Expected to have a superior knowledge in the care of zoological and wildlife species

– A minimum of eight years of experience working in animal care in a zoo

Must have experience working with a variety of taxa

– Experience caring for species mentioned above or with any breed for release program would be a strong asset

– Strong verbal and written communication skills

– Experience leading a team in a positive work environment would be a strong asset

– A valid Class 5 Alberta Drivers licence

– Must be able to meet the specific requirements of the position

– Negative tuberculosis exposure testing

– Required vaccinations

– Ability to work inside and outside year round

– A working knowledge of farm equipment, tools and small maintenance repairs an asset

– Ability to lift 25kg’s

The successful candidate will provide animal care services at the Calgary Zoo’s Wildlife Conservation Centre with the potential to fill in as needed in other areas. The tasks of the position may include but will not be limited to;

– Organizing staff scheduling and assigning daily tasks, ensuring resources are allocated most efficiently

– Train and lead animal care staff

– Participate in reintroduction breeding programs including recommendations on continuous improvement and future growth

– Observation of assigned animals closely, routinely and objectively report on animal behaviour, health and welfare

– Provide animal diets in an appropriate and timely manner

– Maintain complete records on animals attended to

– Contribute to, follow and implement animal husbandry protocols

– Conduct tours and interviews as directed

– Ensure all work areas and equipment are up to or above standards for functionality and cleanliness

– Ensure all animal areas are clean, maintained and perform animal husbandry procedures

– There is an expectation to work weekends, holidays and potentially evening and on call services

– Provide additional services as required

Compensation:

– $70,000-$75,000/year (Dependent on experience and accreditations)

– Competitive health and dental package

– Opportunity for growth and advancement

– Potential for on-site housing

Animal Care Solutions is part of the Animal Care Centre of Strathmore. We provide top quality animal care services, “Because We Care.” We are passionate about the animals in our care and the people on our teams. We are able to support and directly contribute to wildlife conservation in Alberta and Canada, which makes us very proud!

To Apply please click HERE















Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      


Animal Care Attendant 3 (Senior Zookeeper)



Animal Care Attendant 3 (Senior Zookeeper)

Job Description
Animal Care Solutions is seeking two experienced full-time Animal Care Attendants (Level 3) to provide animal care and support services at the Calgary Zoo. The position has the possibility of deployment to various areas of the Calgary Zoo. The successful candidate will join a team of passionate and experienced individuals to provide animal care services to the animal collection of the Calgary Zoo.

Qualifications:

–          A Bachelors degree in Zoology (or equivalent) or compensating experience

o   Or, a Registered Animal Health Technologist

–          Expected to have a superior knowledge in the care of zoological and wildlife species

o   Experience working in at least four of the following areas: fish, amphibians, birds, primates, carnivores, hoof stock

–          A minimum of eight years of experience working in animal care in a zoo

o   Must have experience working with dangerous animals

–          A valid Class 5 Alberta Drivers licence

–          Must be able to meet the specific requirements of the position

–          Negative tuberculosis exposure testing

–          Required vaccinations

–          Ability to work inside and outside and in extreme temperatures

–          Ability to lift 25kg’s

The successful candidate will provide animal care services at the Calgary Zoo the tasks of the position may include but will not be limited to;

–          Observation of assigned animals with routine objective reporting in animal records

–          Supervision of junior staff to ensure animal care standards and safety standards are upheld

–          Provide prescribed animal diets in an appropriate and timely manner

–          Maintain complete records on animals attended

–          Propose and track behavioural training and enrichment for collection animals

–          Follow and implementation of protocols on all aspect of animal care

–          Ensure all work areas, exhibit areas and equipment are up to and above standards for functionality and cleanliness

–          Ensure all animal areas are clean, maintained and perform animal husbandry procedures

–          There is an expectation to work weekends, holidays and potentially evening and on call services

–          Provide additional services as required

Compensation:

–          $68,000 – $71,000/year (Dependent on experience and accreditations)

o   Competitive health and dental package

–          Opportunities for growth and advancement

Animal Care Solutions is part of the Animal Care Centre of Strathmore. We provide top quality animal care services, “Because We Care.” We are passionate about the animals in our care and the people on our teams. We are able to support and directly contribute to wildlife conservation in Alberta and Canada, which makes us very proud!

To Apply please email your details to zoojobs@animalcarecentre.ca






Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant