Friday, April 20, 2018

Seasonal Animal Keeper - Carnivores



Seasonal Animal Keeper - Carnivores

Woburn Safari Park is home to some of the world’s most magnificent and endangered animals. The park consists of a Foot Safari, Road Safari, Retail and catering outlets and is enjoyed by families looking for a fun day out. It is also home to The Safari Lodge, a unique events venue.

We are currently recruiting for a seasonal Animal Keeper to join the Carnivores department, working with wolves, bears, lions and tigers, to start in May through to 2nd September 2018.

Working as part of a close team you will be responsible for maintaining high standards of animal care and welfare. In addition, you will ensure safety standards are adhered to, including the associated risk assessments and protocols, whilst ensuring the best possible visitor experience is delivered.

You should have previous experience of working with Carnivores, or within a similar environment. A Zoo Animal Management qualification or equivalent is desirable.  Driving is a fundamental requirement of the role, therefore a full current driving licence is essential.


To learn more and apply please click HERE












Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Chief Warden - Cousin Island Special Reserve

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Chief Warden - Cousin Island Special Reserve

Post Title:    Chief Warden - Cousin Island Special Reserve

Responsible to:        Chief Executive, Nature Seychelles

Immediate supervisor:        Reserve Coordinator

Contract period:         2 years

Salary and perks:          SR.34,000.00/month (USD 2,500.00); Reserve accommodation including furniture, electricity, water and cooking gas , Local insurance; Uniform; 21 days off/yr ; 2 weekends can be taken off island per month.One return ticket from and back to country of origin if expatriate

Job Description:    The Chief Warden is the overall manager of the Reserve. We are looking for an experienced person to work with the young management team on the Reserve, to mentor and supervise staff, maintain all systems ranging from financial to infrastructure and ensure high standards.  The post holder is expected  to implement the Cousin Island Special Reserve Management Plan and put in place annual work programs.

This will include the following:

o    Manage boat operation in a safe and professional reasonable manner keeping high standards in place.
o    Coordinate and provide guiding of visitors in a professional and informed manner.
o    Undertake ticket sales and handling, banking and reporting of cash, strictly following all financial procedures.
o    Ensure that the Special Reserve is protected and take appropriate action against law breakers.
o    Supervise and mentor all Special Reserve staff and ensure good staff relations and community sprit on the island.
o    Assist the Conservation/Science Manager.
o    Assist the CBC/Volunteer Coordinator
o    Conduct maintenance and cleaning of the Reserve.
o    Ensure that all infrastructure and equipment on the island is available and properly maintained.
o    Ensure proper inventory, financial and other
o    administrative tasks.
o    Ensure that staff are properly trained (in service) to conduct their work.
o    Provide all assistance necessary to other Nature Seychelles staff.
o    Assist in ensuring that conservation helpers and CBC participants and volunteers are integrated into the Reserve work and community life.
o    Provide assistance to approved scientists and students.
o    Ensure good networking with tourism operators.
o    Any other relevant work as directed.

Area of work:    The post holder will have to live and work on Cousin Island.


To learn more or apply please click HERE












Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      


Experienced Animal Trainers

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Experienced Animal Trainers

Experienced Animal Trainers required for 6 - 9 months to assist with the start-up of an exciting new project in Cairo, Egypt.

At least 12 months training experience with birds or marine mammals is absolutely essential along with being prepared to learn from the present training team. Please do not apply if you do not have the required practical experience.

This is a fantastic opportunity to do something new and enhance your CV in a brand new facility with an interesting and rewarding programme.

In the first instance please send a letter of interest and your CV to the Curator:

Diego Cecilio













Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      


Trainee Mammals Keeper



Trainee Mammals Keeper 

Trainee Mammals Keeper

We are looking for an ambitious individual to join our animal care team. If you want to be part of one of the UK's fastest growing zoos and are excited about the prospect of being part of something new, this position might be for you!

Wingham Wildlife Park is a family run wildlife park with big emphasis on animal husbandry, conservation, education and safety for our animals, staff and visitors. We are looking for a like minded “team player” who would fit in amongst our mammals section. This section covers a large variety of species ranging from Red Pandas, Lowland Tapirs, Rodents, Fruitbats, Hoofstock and Small Mammals.

The Candidate Will:
  • Be able to communicate on a one-to-one basis as well as leading public talks to large crowds.
  • Have experience working with exotic species, preferably in a zoo setting.
  • Be able to work as part of a team and on their own.
  • Have exceptional time keeping skills.
  • Show good practical animal husbandry skills.
  • Have relevant animal husbandry qualifications.
  • Have a valid UK driving licence or have good access to transport links.

The Role Involves:
  • Day to day husbandry of animals in our park.
  • Good observational and note keeping skills when working with the animals at the park.
  • Giving talks to visitors about some of the species in the park.
  • Strict adherence to safe working practices.
  • Maintaining high standards around the park including emptying bins, weeding and window cleaning.
About Employment with WWP:

This full time position (winter; 40 hours per week, summer; 45 hours per week) requires people to be comfortable working outdoors in all weather conditions, including working on weekends, during school holidays and on bank holidays.
Keepers work on a rota based system working 5 out of 7 days per week.

We give statutory holiday entitlement.

This position will pay at the rate of the national minimum wage. On the successful completion of a 6 month probationary period a wage increase will occur.

All applications to be addressed for the attention of Ruth Wilder to headkeeper@winghamwildlifepark.co.uk along with a covering letter and CV, there is no need to fill in an application form. For applications to this particular job please use reference MAMMALS2018 in the email title. Any applications through other channels will be disregarded.
Closing date for applications:- 1st May 2018 however we will conduct interviews before this date if applications are suitable. You will be contact via email if your application has been successful to arrange interviews.













Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      


Trainee Keeper




Trainee Keeper Job Description:

Trainee Keeper
Based at Sandwich Wildlife Park

We are looking for an ambitious individual to join our animal care team. If you want to be part of one of the UK's fastest growing zoos and are excited about the prospect of being part of something new, this position might be for you!

Wingham Wildlife Park is a family run wildlife park with big emphasis on animal husbandry, conservation, education and safety for our animals, staff and visitors. We are looking for a like minded “team player” who would fit in amongst our team working at our second site Sandwich Wildlife Park (SWP). This park is currently not open to the public, but will be host to animal experiences, private guided tours and open days. This position will cover the entire collection of animals held at SWP plus a small amount of general maintenance and gardening duties.

The Candidate Will:
  • Be able to communicate on a one-to-one basis as well as leading groups of tours.
  • Have experience working with exotic species in a zoo setting (experience with category 1 animals is desirable).
  • Be able to work as part of a team and on their own.
  • Have exceptional time keeping skills.
  • Show good practical animal husbandry skills.
  • Have relevant animal husbandry qualifications.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of positive reinforcement training.
  • Be self motivated
  • Have a valid UK driving licence and own transportation (as there will be some travel between parks to collect supplies).


The Role Involves:
  • Day to day husbandry of animals in our park.
  • Good observational and note keeping skills when working with the animals at our park.
  • Giving talks to visitors about some of the species in the parks.
  • Conducting experiences and private tours with visitors.
  • Strict adherence to safe working practices.
  • Maintaining high standards around the park including small maintenance tasks and gardening.
About Employment with WWP:

This full time position (winter; 40 hours per week, summer; 45 hours per week) requires people to be comfortable working outdoors in all weather conditions, including working on weekends, during school holidays and on bank holidays.

We give statutory holiday entitlement.

This position will pay at the rate of the national minimum wage. On the successful completion of a 6 month probationary period a wage increase will occur.


All applications to be addressed for the attention of Ruth Wilder to headkeeper@winghamwildlifepark.co.uk along with a covering letter and CV, there is no need to fill in an application form. For applications to this particular job please use reference SWP01 in the email title. Any applications through other channels will be disregarded.

Closing date for applications:- 1st May 2018 however we will conduct interviews before this date if applications are suitable. You will be contact via email if your application has been successful to arrange interviews.









Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      


Long-term volunteer placements



Role: Long-term volunteer placements
Nestled between the coastal village of Combe Martin and the stunning wild landscapes of Exmoor, Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park is an award winning zoo and family attraction.

The Role:
We are now accepting applications for 2018 long term volunteer placements. We are offering placements on our sea lion, primate and carnivore sections. These placements offer participants the opportunity to work alongside experienced animal keepers. These placements would be ideal for anyone wishing to pursue a career in the zoo industry.

The Person:
Applicants must be aged 18 or over and be able to commit to a placement for 1-6 months. Applicants should be able to demonstrate an enthusiasm for animal welfare and conservation, be highly motivated and eager to learn.
How to apply:


Please send a current CV and covering letter to headkeeper@wildlifedinosaurpark.co.uk and indicate which dates you are interested in undertaking your placement.












Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant