Wild connections zoo keeper
Chessington World of Adventures
As a member of our wild connections team you will be responsible for the daily husbandry of the animals on the section including cleaning, diet preparation, record keeping and enclosure redesign. Other duties will include planning, evaluating and executing environmental enrichment for the animals under your care and delivering first-class animal presentations, shows, meet and greets, commercial activities and memorable experiences to our adventurers. You will be required to use positive reinforcement to train a wide variety of species for husbandry, guest interactions and presentations. To excel in this role you will need good initiative to come up with new ideas to help move the section forward and to increase revenue and minimise costs, whilst maintaining standards.
As a member of the wild connections team you will be required to work alongside the wider zoo team as well as employees from all over the resort and mentor, coach and supervise work-experience students and interns.
We are looking for the following skills and experience;
• Extensive practical experience working with a wide range of species
• Exceptional presentation skills
• The ability and passion to interact with the public
• Enthusiasm to learn and develop in the role
• Good level of understanding of animal behaviour and the care of animals
• Strong communication and computer skills
• Efficient time management and organisational skills
This role is permanent working full time 40 hours; 5 days out of 7. Shifts include weekdays, weekends and bank holidays; flexibility is required to meet the needs of the business.
Alongside a competitive annual salary and 28 days holiday you can look forward to enjoying a great benefits package including a Group Personal Pension Plan, Merlin Magic pass, Employee Assistance Programme, Childcare Vouchers, Life Assurance, 25% discount in our retail shops and restaurants, 40% discount online off of LEGO, and much more!
Closing date for applications is: 12th Mar 2018
To submit an application please follow this link.
Independent International Zoo Consultant