Friday, March 3, 2017

Bird Keeper

Bird Keeper
Full time 40 hours per week

A vacancy has arisen for a Bird Keeper to join Bristol Zoo’s Animal Department. Key elements of this position include bird husbandry, aviary maintenance, avian behaviour, nutrition and health management. 

This is a full time position working on average 40 hours per week as part of the section rota, which will include weekends and bank holidays.  Full details, including job descriptions and person specifications, are available at

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a proven record of expertise in animal management, aviculture or ornithology. Previous employment and/or voluntary work in captive bird collections, wildlife rehabilitation or field conservation programmes is essential. Proficiency in other skills relevant to the bird keeper role will also be advantageous (e.g. horticulture, DIY, food preparation).

The starting salary is £18,217 per annum for keepers with appropriate professional qualifications (e.g. DMZAA or Bachelors degree). The starting salary is £15,581 per annum for unqualified keepers, until such qualifications are gained.

If you would like to apply, please send a full CV and covering letter to to reach us no later than 11pm on Sunday 12th March, 2017. 

Interviews will be held during the week commencing 20th March 2017. Due to the expected number of applications, we will only be contacting those who have been shortlisted for interview.  

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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