Friday, August 4, 2017

Experienced Elephant Keeper

Experienced Elephant Keeper

Colchester Zoo

Colchester Zoo is seeking a highly motivated and knowledgeable individual to join its team of experienced elephant keepers working with 4  African elephants.

This is a full time position working 40 hours per week 5 days out of 7 on a rotational basis.

The ideal candidate will have worked for a minimum of two years in a recognised zoological institution and have notable experience of working with elephants in either a free contact or protected contact environment.

It is expected that you will have been awarded the DMZAA or an equivalent qualification. However, due consideration will be given to the individuals own level of zoological experience. You should have a clean full UK drivers licence.

 Good communication skills, both written and oral are necessary and you will be expected to engage with visitor experiences including the delivery of keeper talks.

The successful applicant will be responsible for but not limited to; cleaning and presentation of exhibits, feeding and general care and welfare of the elephants and associated tasks. You will work as part of a team of experienced elephant keepers but also work singularly as required whilst reporting to the Head of Section.

To apply for this job:
Please send your CV and covering letter marked for the attention of The Curator, Colchester Zoo Ltd, Maldon Road, Stanway, Colchester, Essex CO3 0SL.

Or alternatively apply via email to

The closing date for applications for this position is 1st September 2017.

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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