Monday, February 12, 2018

Trainee Animal Keeper: Birds and Pets

Trainee Animal Keeper: Birds and Pets
Twycross Zoo is at a very exciting stage of development with the first phase of a 20 year masterplan underway. The plan will see the zoo developing new habitats for a refreshed animal collection and enhanced visitor experience. Twycross Zoo is at the forefront of conservation, education and research. It has a strong commitment to its award winning education programme which aims to increase the level of awareness, knowledge and understanding about the animals and their plight in the wild.

We currently have a vacancy for a Trainee Animal Keeper to work on our Birds & Pets sections. These areas manage a range of birds and animals including hornbills, flamingos, penguins, parrots, some reptiles, small mammals, domestic animals and invertebrates. The Trainee Animal Keeper will also provide support to our primates section as and when required.

Key Responsibilities:
· Basic animal husbandry and regular interaction with the public

Key Skills & Requirements:
· Enthusiastic, motivated and with an interest in zoo animal management and education
· Committed to continued professional development
· A good team worker
· Previous zoo keeping experience and a relevant animal-related qualification

The role is a permanent full time position; working on average 5 days out of 7 (includes weekend duties on a rota system) 08:00- 18:00 (17:00 in winter), with paid breaks of 45 minutes and 60 minutes unpaid.

Salary is paid monthly, 31 days paid holiday per annum.

Please apply on-line by sending your CV with a covering letter, ensuring that you specify the vacancy for which you are applying, to:

This vacancy will close on 19th February 2018 or as soon as sufficient applications are received, therefore you should submit your application as soon as possible.

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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