Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Wild Connections Zoo Keeper

Wild Connections Zoo Keeper

Chessington World of Adventures

We are Chessington World of Adventures Resort and we are part of the magical Merlin Entertainments!

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 & passion to interact with the public
·Enthusiasm to learn & develop in the role
·Good level of understanding of animal behaviour and the care of animals
·Strong communication & 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 & bank holidays; flexibility is required to meet the needs of the business.

Alongside a competitive annual salary up to £17,333 and 28 days holiday (including bank holidays) you can look forward to enjoying a great benefits package  including a Group Personal Pension Plan, Merlin Magic pass, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, 25% discount in our retail shops and restaurants, 40% discount online off of LEGO, and much more!

Closing date for applications is: 13th May 2019

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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