Wednesday, February 14, 2018

WZ Seasonal Keeper - Various Sections

WZ Seasonal Keeper - Various Sections

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL), a charity founded in 1826, is a world-renowned centre of excellence for conservation science and applied conservation. ZSL’s mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats. This is realised by carrying out field conservation and research in over 50 countries across the globe and through education and awareness-raising at our two zoos, ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, inspiring people to take conservation action.

Role Profile
We are currently recruiting for our seasonal keeper positions across our Flying Birds, Park Birds, Farm, Africa and Ectotherms sections.

Seasonal keeper positions are varied, requiring high standards of differing day-to-day activities including cleaning of enclosures, preparation of food, maintaining exhibits and assisting with public demonstrations. Each section will have different requirements and applicants may have varying skill sets to meet certain section needs.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
Have great customer service and communication skills as there will be a need to engage and interact with visitors

Good basic knowledge of animal husbandry with exotic species

Willingness to work on and learn about evolving husbandry management within zoological collections to include positive re-enforcement training for behavioural management and varied methods of enrichment for a range of species

Be able to demonstrate initiative and a pro-active approach to completing tasks beneficial to the section/department without always waiting to be asked

N.B: Working hours are 37.5 per week, worked within a roster which includes regular weekends so flexibility regarding hours is crucial.

Please note we will hold a recruitment day for this position on 5th March.

To Apply
Applicants will need to upload their CV and covering letter (detailing relevant experience and skills, stating why they want the position and including details of availability) and can do this by clicking the "Apply for this job online" button. If you have any queries regarding this position or when applying through the system please contact Human Resources at

Closing date for applications: Midnight Sunday 25th February 2017

Please note: Due to the high volume of applications received for our seasonal animal keeper positions we cannot provide specific feedback for those who have not been selected.

To apply or learn more please click HERE

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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