Thursday, May 17, 2018

Experienced Mammal Keeper

Experienced Mammal Keeper

Colchester Zoo

Colchester Zoo is seeking an experienced and highly motivated animal keeper to join its mammal department. The successful candidate will be working in a team of six keepers and reporting directly to the head of section. This diverse section is responsible for the daily management and husbandry of many of the zoos carnivores including sun bears and Amur leopards as well as primates and giant anteaters. The successful applicant will be responsible for but not limited to; cleaning of exhibits, feeding and general care and welfare of the animals and associated tasks.

A keen interest in behavioural enrichment and experience of animal husbandry training would be desirable.

 The ideal applicant will have worked for a minimum of one year in a recognised zoological institution and it is expected that you will have been awarded an HND or degree level qualification in a zoological related science. However, due consideration will be given to the individuals own level of zoological experience and academic achievement.

This is a full time position working 40 hours per week on a flexible rota as necessary.

Closing date for applications is: 4th Jun 2018

Please send your CV and covering letter marked for the attention of the Curator via email to

 Please include the Colchester Zoo Employment Application Form with your submission, this can be found at HERE

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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