Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Animal Keeper



Animal Keeper

Woodside Wildlife Park
Lincoln

Woodside Wildlife Park is a hand’s on, friendly, family run small zoo, situated near Langworth, Lincoln. We have a wide range of animals from tropical butterflies to tigers and crocodiles to wolves.
The successful candidate will work in all area’s and all departments.
We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our team.
The position is full time and starts immediately.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
                Deliver talks and presentations to school groups and at public shows.
                Feed, clean out and provide enrichment for animals.
                Maintain accurate records and identify areas for improvement.
              
Candidate:
                Excellent interpersonal skills.
                Must be a team player with the ability to multi-task.
                Ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
                A minimum of two years previous experience of working with a range of       relevant species is desired.
                A relevant animal qualification is desired.

Pay will be commensurate with age and experience.

Closing date for applications: 5th May 2017

Applications in writing. Please send CV and covering letter to neil@woodsidewildlife.com

Unfortunately we are not able to respond personally to all applicants. Therefore, if you have not heard from us by 12th May 2017 you have been unsuccessful.



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Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      

ASSISTANT TEAM MANAGER – PARROTS & PENGUINS



ASSISTANT TEAM MANAGER – PARROTS & PENGUINS
(Permanent – Full-time)


We are Chester Zoo, and for over 80 years we’ve been a leading conservation and education charity, and an amazing, award-winning visitor attraction.

We’re also a team of passionate, talented, enthusiastic and expert people, doing everything we can to keep the zoo going, from feeding the animals to discovering new conservation ideas, and giving our 1.9 million visitors an inspirational day out. We work hard because we love animals, we care about nature, we love Chester Zoo and we want to be the best zoo in the world!

If you think you can help us to achieve that, then we’d love to hear from you.

We currently have an exciting vacancy for an Assistant Team Manager on one of our large and varied Bird teams.

The role:
The role will involve assisting the Team Manager in the daily management of the Parrots and Penguins section along with mentoring, training and developing the team under the direction of the Team Manager.

The successful candidate will be able to develop and implement new ideas for improving husbandry, building strong working relationships with other departments to ensure standards are met.

This role will also involve representing Chester Zoo and the Parrot team for media interviews and internal and external meetings, workshops and conferences in the UK and overseas.

The successful candidate will have:
•        A HND or degree level qualification in a zoological related science or equivalent practical experience
•        Extensive knowledge and expertise in all aspects of bird husbandry and practical avicultural management in a zoological institution
•        Experience of supervising a team and will have the ability to organise and prioritise tasks in a dynamic environment
•        A good understanding of risk assessments and safe working practices
•        Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•        A full driving licence valid in the UK

Salary is £24,017.15 per annum for a 40 hour week on a rota basis including weekends and bank holidays.  In addition we offer a range of amazing benefits which can be found at http://www.chesterzoo.org/footer/careers/working-at-chester-zoo.

To apply for this position, please provide your current CV and complete the application form highlighting your skills and experience including why you should be considered for our Assistant Team Manager role to http://www.chesterzoo.org/footer/careers.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 21st May 2017.




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Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      

Keeper – Elephants



Keeper – Elephants

Full Time (40 hours per week)

We are Chester Zoo, and for over 80 years we’ve been a leading conservation and education charity, and an amazing, award-winning visitor attraction.

We’re also a team of passionate, talented, enthusiastic and expert people, doing everything we can to keep the zoo going, from feeding the animals to discovering new conservation ideas, and giving our 1.9 million visitors an inspirational day out.

We work hard because we love animals, we care about nature, we love Chester Zoo and we want to be the best zoo in the world!

If you think you can help us to achieve that, then we’d love to hear from you.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Keeper to join us on the Elephant section. For the right candidate, this post offers a fantastic opportunity to work with a breeding family unit of Asian elephants.

Chester Zoo aims to set a benchmark for animal welfare and the successful candidate must be able to deliver an excellent level of animal husbandry, care and welfare for the assigned mammals; ensuring that all enclosures and facilities are maintained to the highest possible standards. 
The successful candidate will have:
•        A HND or degree level qualification in a zoological related science or equivalent experience
•        Proven experience in the care and management of large mammal species including Giraffe, Rhinos and Elephants, in a zoo or safari park setting, as well as the highest standards of exhibitry
•        Outstanding observational skills with excellent attention to detail
•        Experience implementing environmental enrichment
•        Experience of working within strict Safe Working Practices

Competency in the use of computers and basic software packages, including ZIMS software, would be advantageous for this role in order to maintain accurate records. 

Hours of work are 40 hours per week, worked 10 days out of 14, including weekends and Bank Holidays as rostered.

The salary for this position is £17,367.09 per annum and in addition we offer a range of amazing benefits which can be found at http://www.chesterzoo.org/footer/careers/working-at-chester-zoo.

To apply for this position, please provide your current CV and complete the application form highlighting your skills and experience including why you believe you should be considered for our Keeper role to http://www.chesterzoo.org/footer/careers


Closing date for applications is Wednesday 10th May 2017.





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Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      

Bear Manager - Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre



Bear Manager - Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre

Join a dedicated team in the rehabilitation and ongoing care of over 160 rescued Asiatic black and Malayan sun bears at Animals Asia’s Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre.

A highly motivated, experienced, and dedicated animal professional is sought, to join our Bear and Vet Team, located at the Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre, Tam Dao National Park, approximately 90 minutes from the capital Hanoi.

In this exciting role, the position holder will be responsible for overseeing teams of local bear care staff involved in the daily husbandry and management of rescued bears.

This position involves working closely with Bear Team Supervisors and liaising with the veterinary team to manage various daily operations. The Bear Manager will report directly to the Bear and Vet Team Director.


Responsibilities
§        Co-coordinating various daily operations:
o        Animal care and management;
o        Maintenance and adjustment of existing enrichment programs;
o        Ordering stock as required;
o        Maintaining bear behavior records & databases.
§        As needed, overseeing the quarantine of newly rescued bears.
§        As needed, participate in the hand-rearing and care of newly rescued, orphaned cubs.
§        As needed, manage the integration of bears into mixed sex, social groups.
§        Operant conditioning and formal bear training programmes for a variety of medical, behavioural and management requirements.
§        Report writing, including producing material used by the Communications Team for social media and the Animals Asia website.
§        Human resources:
o        Capacity building and training with the local bear care team;
o        Staff evaluations;
o        Ensuring morale is maintained within bear care staff;
o        Identifying and addressing HR issues with the Bear & Vet Team Director as they arise.

Requirements
§        University degree in zoology, biology, conservation, animal welfare, animal behaviour or related field.
§        Three to five years work experience in a captive wild animal facility or similar working environment.
§        Computer literacy, including Excel.
§        Strong management skills and the ability to work in a team or independently
§        Fluent in English.
§        A good sense of humor, excellent communication skills, and the ability to live and work closely with the rest of the team comprising both western and local staff in a rural area of Northern Vietnam.
§        Patience and willingness to work within a different culture are essential.
§        Suitable candidates must be able to commit for a minimum of 2 years.

Appointment is paid, full-time, five (5) days a week with some weekend work applicable.

 The following items are included in your full-time contract
On-site accommodation                
Relocation assistance                        
Emergency medical insurance
Paid holidays

How to apply
Interested parties please forward your cover letter (stating the applied position), CV and completed Job Application form to: hrhkg@animalsasia.org. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

For more information please visit our website www.animalsasia.org

We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all qualified candidates.  Personal data collected will be treated in strict confidence and used solely for recruitment purposes.



Closing date: May 30, 2017



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Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      

Primate Keeper



Primate Keeper

We are looking for an experienced mature person to look after a private collection of primates. Tamarins, Squirrels, Lemurs & Capuchins.

Job description:
The Job would start part time  (weekends)

Cleaning and feeding.
Looking after the basic welfare of the monkeys whilst on duty.
Previous experience is essential.
Basic training will be given.
Based Near Heathrow UK

Please apply with CV to




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Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      

Freshwater Aquarist



Freshwater Aquarist

Blue Planet Aquarium
Ellesmere Port

About the Role
The responsibilities of the Aquarist will be varied, challenging, but extremely rewarding. Responsible for the freshwater displays, a hands-on approach is required to ensure you achieve the highest standard of animal care, husbandry and presentation of exhibits.
This is full time post working 5 days over 7 and includes regular weekends and bank holidays.

About You
Already an experienced Aquarist with knowledge of both marine and freshwater systems you will have infectious enthusiasm for creating stunning and innovative displays and keen to share knowledge with your team and guests.
A degree or equivalent in a relevant biological science is advantageous, as is previous relevant experience in the visitor attraction industry. Practical experience of working with freshwater fish and knowledge of aquarium life support systems are essential.
The successful candidate will be expected to be very personable and able to communicate well with our guests, including delivering public talks.

Benefits
Alongside annual salary a benefits package that includes a pension plan, 22 days holiday, Annual pass into Aspro Parks worldwide.

Apply Now!

If interested, please send your CV and covering letter to: Janeen Yates, Aspro UK Group HR Manager, c/o Blue Planet Aquarium, Cheshire Oaks, Cheshire, CH65 9LF. Or email recruitment@asprouk.com 

Your application letter should highlight why you would be able to fulfill this key role within the organisation and clearly demonstrate how you meet our requirements.


Closing Date is Sunday, 7th May 2017.




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Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant