Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Club Westside Animal Manager

 


 Club Westside Animal Manager

 

Club Westside, Houston’s family sports fitness club, is seeking a creative, energetic, and experienced zoological professional to lead its animal department. Qualified applicants will recognize the extraordinary resources and benefits that come with a strong organizational commitment to animal welfare and informal conservation education. The ideal candidate is a hands-on leader with the ability to motivate and develop staff and to collaborate with other department heads to provide superb animal care and impactful experiences for Club members and guests.

 

The Animal Manager:

·         Reports directly to Club Leadership including Directors

·         Oversees a dedicated full-time staff of ten with support from additional Club personnel

·         Is responsible for the health and behavioral welfare of a diverse animal collection

·         With staff, maintains all animal facilities

·         Develops and manages enrichment devices and Enrichment Calendars for animal collection

·         Oversees record-keeping processes

·         Ensures that the Club meets or exceeds all relevant regulatory standards

·         Liaises with consultants and veterinarians to ensure highest standards of animal welfare

·         Works a flexible schedule including nights, holidays, and weekends

·         Ensures safe practices (for staff, animals, members and guests)

·         Interacts with other departments to support The Club’s objectives

 

The Animal Manager participates in and is responsible for all aspects of animal welfare including husbandry training and overall behavior management, plus enrichment programs. To facilitate great care, the AM is focused on all aspects of staff development, e.g., coaching, performance evaluation and feedback, and scheduling.

 

Another important role for the Animal Manager is member engagement and messaging. This includes formal and informal presentations, camp programs, and signage.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

·         At least five years animal-handling experience with a variety of taxa including large hoofstock, primates, flamingos, and psittacines.

·         At least three years leadership (Lead, Supervisor or above) experience

·         Behavior management experience including positive-reinforcement training and enrichment

·         Experience leading and creating immersive, educational animal experiences

·         Demonstrated guest-focus

·         Excellent communication skills, both interpersonal and presentational

·         Basic computer skills, e.g., email, Internet, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Animal Care Software (preferred)

·         Impeccable safety focus and safety leadership

·         Serious-minded, with a good sense of humor

 

We offer exceptional animal-care resources, plus excellent benefits and a competitive salary along with the opportunity to grow in a fun and dynamic work environment in Texas’ largest city. Interested applicants should send their CV with a cover letter by May 21 to Linda@ClubWestside.com

 



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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Animal Keeper - African Experience Section

 


Animal Keeper - African Experience Section

Salary commensurate with experience

Plus a living out allowance, or possibly, on-site accommodation.

 

Howletts & Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks, in conjunction with the Aspinall Foundation, are a charity based organisation committed to protecting rare and endangered animals from extinction through captive breeding and reintroduction programmes. The parks are home of one of the world’s most prized wild animal collections and are one of the biggest visitor attractions in Kent.

 

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our team of dedicated African Experience keepers at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve. The section comprises of various species including; Rothchild Giraffe, Black Rhino, Ostrich, Eland, Chapman Zebra and Blue Wildebeest among others.

 

The main duties will involve:

·        Observing the behavior, health and security of animals and reporting any problems

·        Cleaning and maintaining enclosures

·        Maintaining courteous and helpful relations with visitors

·        Assisting with the movement and transport of animals

·        Contributing to the enrichment of the species on the section

 

You must have experience working with animals, gained in a mainstream zoological collection and a full valid driving licence is essential. You will possess excellent all-round animal husbandry skills, combined with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

 

This is a physically demanding position, so candidates must have a good level of physical fitness. Experience of driving tractors is also essential to the role. It is desirable that you have previous experience of working with Giraffe, along with a broad understanding of species’ biology, husbandry and welfare.

 

This permanent role is 40 hours a week working 5 days out of 7 including weekends and bank holidays, the successful candidate will have a genuinely flexible approach to working hours. All applicants must have right to work in the UK.

 

Closing Date: Wednesday 12 May 2021

 

To apply: Please email a CV along with a covering letter to - personnel@aspinallfoundation.org

 

Visit our website: www.aspinallfoundation.org to find out more about us.



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Trainee Animal Keeper

 


 Trainee Animal Keeper

Trainee Animal Keeper (2 days a week)

About the role:

The successful candidates will perform all duties to ensure the smooth running of the allocated animal section to optimise the quality of animal welfare and visitor experience in support of ZSEAs’ vision and mission.

 

Some of the tasks you will do:

Help to ensure animal welfare, husbandry and management is of the highest standard, taking into account relevant legislation and best practice animal management.

Contribute to the display of the animal collection to ensure suitable for animals needs and presentable to the public.

Engage with and support visitors, ensuring your message is consistent with team objectives and in line with ZSEAs’ mission and vision whist providing first class customer care and service.

Collate and record detailed and accurate animal records via the Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS). As well as complying with department policies in relation to administration and health & safety to ensure they are appropriately followed.

Continuously develop yourself through appropriate learning and development activities as agreed by line management in order to deliver excellence.

What we are looking for:

Some animal experience is desirable but is not necessary, as full in house training will be given. However, a keen interest in zoo animal husbandry is essential.

You must be prepared to work with all kinds of domestic and exotic species, and you will also provide support for the rest of the keeping team.

Applicants must be hard-working and conscientious.

A full driving licence is essential.

You will have a good level of education at standard grade or equivalent qualifications (including English, Maths and Science).

Competent in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) ZIMS, training can be provided if necessary.

Unless specifically mentioned our vacancies are normally full time however we will consider, flexible working hours which will include weekends, bank holidays and occasional evenings.

 

In return we offer: Competitive pay and guaranteed hours, a contributory pension, 28 days paid holiday including bank holidays (pro-rata).

 

If you would like an opportunity to join our fantastic team, please download an application form and then send it with a covering email explaining which role you are applying for and why you would be a suitable candidate for this position to: hr@zsea.org

 

Closing date for applications is 16th May. Emails sent after this date will not be considered and due to the expected volume of applicants, unfortunately, we will not be able to advise if they were unsuccessful or provide feedback on their applications.

ZSEA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff appointments are subject to satisfactory references. We are an equal opportunities employer.

To learn more and/or apply please click HERE 



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Lemur Section Caretaker

 


Lemur Section Caretaker

 

Mulhouse Zoological and Botanical Park

 

The Mulhouse Zoological and Botanical Park, a European conservation centre, Alsace's 3rd tourist site, is looking for a keeper (h/f) for its Lemurs sector.

Under the responsibility of the Animal Manager and the Sector Manager, you will ensure the well-being, feeding, care and maintenance of the premises of the various species of the area (lemurs, gibbons, otters, red pandas, mane wolves, muntjac).

What's your profile? You have a first experience (excluding internship) with primates and small carnivores.

When can you join us? Mid-June.

What kind of contract do we offer you? A renewable CDD.

Your applications are to be sent before May 15 to:

alexandre.petry@mulhouse-alsace.fr mentioning "Lemur Sector Caretaker"



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Monday, May 3, 2021

CARNIVORE KEEPER



 CARNIVORE KEEPER

 

Worldwide Zoo Consultants is a global leader in the creation, development and management of a wide variety of specialized animal facilities and projects: From Zoological Parks, Public Aquariums and Animal Sanctuaries, to living museums and immersive animal-based education centers.

Worldwide Zoo Consultants is expanding and looking to recruit a talented Carnivore Keeper for an exciting conservation initiative in the Middle East. You will be responsible for the day-to-day husbandry operations at the Endagered Species Breeding Facility. Primary responsibilities include the care and wellbeing of the resident endangered Arabian Leopards, the maintenance of all the habitats, and to have a positive, hardworking approach within the Carnivore Department.


Duties
• Undertake daily operations within the Carnivore Department to ensure the highest level of safety, courtesy, education, efficiency and operational readiness at all times.
• Maintain positive representation to professional agencies, institutions and various committees.
• Compliance with health and safety standards in accordance with local municipality rules and regulations.
• Provide excellent animal care and ensure habitats meet compliance of facility specific policies and procedures.
• Ensure the correct diet and appropriate quantities are fed to the animals.
• Perform daily animal husbandry tasks, health checks, animal behaviour observation and training.
• Maintain strict health & safety compliance.
• Ensure all animals are visually checked and numbers recorded daily.
• Maintain BOH areas carefully, ensuring they are clean, rubbish cleared, and equipment stored in the correct place.
• Once locked away, ensure exhibits are clear of any rubbish and fencing is checked.
• Follow the prescribed lock up procedure (for carnivores – buddy system).
• Ensure animals have fresh water at all times.
• Ensure that animals have access to shelter at all times.
• Perform duties in order to reduce loss/waste, control costs and accurately communicate expenses.
• Assist in the maintenance and implementation of new habitats and educational opportunities.
• Maintain up-to-date records on animal health, system maintenance, system checks and stock reports.
• Monitor and identify animal health concerns.
• Communicate to the Conservation Manager and Veterinary staff any animal health concerns to develop and implement a care or treatment plan.
• Compliance of all policy and procedure documents.
• Assist in emergency situations to minimize damage, loss or injury to team members, animals or company property.
• Other duties as assigned.


Benefits
• Competitive salary
• Housing stipend
• Paid time off
• Health insurance

Position Requirements
• 3 years + animal husbandry, zoo experience required.
• Good verbal and written communication skills.
• Strong listening, presentation and decision-making skills.
• Committed to the care and welfare of animals.
• Must be passionate about the job.
• Good attendance.
• Good work record.
• Good timekeeping.


Please send a one-page cover letter with your resume to recruitment@worldwidezoo.com with the position you are applying for in the subject line.

 

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Centre Manager, Lakeland Wildlife Oasis

 


Centre Manager, Lakeland Wildlife Oasis

Full-time, permanent position. Salary dependent on experience.

Lakeland Wildlife Oasis is a small BIAZA zoo based in rural Cumbria, owned and operated by the charity the Lakeland Trust for Natural Sciences. It has a strong focus on education and conservation. The centre houses a wide diversity of species as well as having an onsite café and gift shop.

This role will involve overall responsibility for the day to day running of the zoo, managing a small team of dedicated animal keeping staff, visitor services staff and volunteers. The applicant will ensure that welfare standards are met for all species, as well as striving to fulfill the aims of the charity. We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and motivated individual who will be a good team leader, able to show initiative and has a positive outlook. The successful applicant will have a hands on animal husbandry role as well as administrative responsibilities including health and safety, HR and licensing. Experience working in a similar senior zoo management role would be beneficial. Suitable applicants must be well organised and have at least three years previous experience in a zoo setting, working with a range of taxa. The job entails a 40 hour 5-day working week including weekend rotas.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the creation and delivery of on-site development and collection plans and fulfilling the charity’s aims/objectives.
  • Development of in-house standard operating policies and procedures
  • Ensure licensing and health and safety requirements are met, in line with current legislation.
  • Supporting and managing the staff and volunteer team.
  • Act as a main point of contact/face for the organisation.

Requirements:

  • An animal science related BSc and/or equivalent experience.
  • Knowledge and experience of current zoo licensing and association led requirements/regulations.
  • Knowledge and experience managing health and safety within a zoo environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Computer literacy (ZIMS experience essential).
  • Experience of managing a team including volunteers
  • Ability to organise and prioritise tasks in a dynamic environment.
  • Physically fit for the demands of the role.
  • Full UK driving licence.

If you would like the opportunity to join our team please send your CV and short cover letter to mail@wildlifeoasis.co.uk by May 31st 2021.

 

 

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