Senior Bird Keeper
Exmoor Zoological Park
A full time position potentially developing into a section head role in time. The working environment and rural location of Exmoor is not easy and you have to be determined and self- motivated.
Requirements of the position;
You will be required to have a minimum of two years full time employment in a recognised zoo environment. It will be expected that you have experience with bird keeping (parrots, cranes, storks, passerines, etc.). Some of this experience can be given here.
You should have passed the DMZAA or equivalent, or be prepared to gain those qualifications.
Hold a full U.K. driving licence, and have your own vehicle due to our rural location.
You ideally will be able to show people management and team leadership skills.
Keep up to date with current practices in animal husbandry and welfare, and have a working knowledge of the Conservation and Education roles within modern zoos.
Good IT skill with knowledge of record keeping, and able to use, or learn to use, ZIMS.
Be able to keep calm in stressful situations, and be able to handle and manage birds during certain procedures.
Have a basic understanding of D.I.Y.
On occasions be able to take charge in the event that a senior manager is not available.
You will be required to work Bank Holidays and weekends.
You will also represent Exmoor Zoo at Conferences when required.
Please apply by email to Exmoorzoo@btconnect.com and mark the email for the attention of Mr. D Reynolds. Your application should ideally include a covering letter and your CV.
Closing date for applications is: 11th Jul 2018
Please note, we will be reviewing applications and conducting interviews throughout the advertising period for this role. The role may therefore be filled prior to the closing date. We will acknowledge receipt of all email communication and contact candidates via their application email for interviews.
Independent International Zoo Consultant