Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Animal keeper



Animal keeper

Tropical World


Salary: £16,881 pa 
37 hours per week over 7 days on a rota system

If you have a commitment to a high standard of animal husbandry and an NVQ Level 2 or equivalent in Animal Care – we may have just the job for you as an animal keeper at our popular Tropical World attraction in Leeds, which houses a variety of exotic animals, reptiles and aquatics.

You will need to work as part of the team on a 7 day rota basis and should have specific knowledge related to the need of aquatics, exotic species and their specialised requirements.

You will assist with the feeding and movement of the animals along with cleaning, re-dressing and maintaining their enclosures and ponds. Keeping accurate records and making observations relating to animal welfare. Bending and lifting will be essential in this role and the ability to lift 20kg bags of animal feed.

Closing date for applications is: 29th May 2018

Please apply through the Leeds City Council website or follow the link on the advert on our facebook page


BSC.Recruitment.Services@leeds.gov.uk











Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      


HE Lecturer / course manager in animal science - Zoo specialism




HE Lecturer / course manager in animal science - Zoo specialism

Reaseheath College


Status: Permanent

Hours: Full time, 37 hrs per week

Salary: GBP 24,832 - GBP 34,236 per annum (L6 - L14)

Due to the continuing popularity & growth of our zoo management programmes, we are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our team of teaching staff who are genuinely passionate about their subject and about supporting every student to reach their full potential. The successful candidate should expect to deliver across a range of animal science subjects, but we would be particularly interested in applicants with experience of the zoo industry.

The successful candidate will hold a higher degree (minimum of Level 7) in biological sciences or related discipline, and ideally have prior teaching experience within the Higher Education sector. In addition, they will have completed, or be working towards completing, a nationally recognised teaching qualification and accreditation with the Higher Education Academy. Formal training will be provided to any successful candidate that does not possess a teaching qualification. The role will include the administration for your modules and delivery of formal lectures, practicals, tutorials and seminars, in addition to undertaking final year honours project supervision. You will also be required to implement quality assurance processes and develop new curriculum content that keeps us at the forefront of this evolving discipline.

Reaseheath College's state-of-the-art Zoo and Animal Centre have won national recognition for excellence - as have our courses that deliver the very best animal science education. Following a sustained programme of investment in our facilities we boast a fantastic range of species & facilities which regularly attract local, national and international recognition. Additionally, Reaseheath College has recently been awarded University Centre status, which is reflected in the growth of delivery and specialist land-based provision working alongside our partner institution, the University of Chester.

Applications are welcomed from passionate and enthusiastic individuals committed to providing our learners with a high quality experience. You will be able to utilise your knowledge and experience of the discipline in providing a wealth of learning opportunities for our undergraduate students. Good team working and communication skills are key attributes within this dynamic team.   

Please note this role constitutes 'regulated activity' as defined by the Protection of Freedom Act 2012. The successful candidate will therefore be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check with barred list information prior to starting employment

Closing date for applications is: 10th Jun 2018


For further information and to apply please visit HERE












Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Bird Trainer



Bird Trainer

Al Ain Zoo, United Arab Emirates

Al Ain Zoo is seeking an experienced, motivated, hardworking Bird Trainer to work with a dedicated team of Keepers within the Bird Training Section
This position offers an excellent opportunity to work with a wide range of bird species including birds of prey, parrots and owls in the largest Zoo in the Middle East. Al Ain Zoo is a 1000 hectare wildlife experience with a focus on arid land wildlife conservation, education, animal management, veterinary care and visitor experience.

 It has over 200 species of animal consisting of more than 3800 specimens displayed in extensive landscaped habitats and a 53 hectare African Wildlife Safari.

The Role:
The Bird Trainer is responsible for the day to day aspects of the bird collection at the Bird Training Centre to assist in organizing public bird shows, educational demonstrations and bird training. All duties assigned should be undertaken with a positive attitude that reflects Al Ain Zoo’s mission and vision of connecting people to wildlife and conservation. The position is a member of the bird training staff and reports directly to the Supervisor of Bird Training.

The position is full time, working 5 days per week and will include weekends and public holidays. Applicants should be physically fit, able to work outdoors in challenging conditions and be culturally sensitive.

Qualifications & Experience:
Education, training and experience that clearly demonstrates the knowledge and skills required. A minimum of four years’ experience as a bird trainer at a comparable organization.

To Apply:
Applicants should send their full, updated CV and covering letter to:  recruitment@alainzoo.ae by the  11th June 2018














Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      


Supervisor of Carnivores



Supervisor of Carnivores

Al Ain Zoo, United Arab Emirates

Al Ain Zoo is seeking an experienced, motivated, hardworking Carnivore Supervisor to lead a dedicated team of Senior Keepers and Keepers within the Carnivore section

This position offers an excellent opportunity to work with a wide range of carnivore species in extensive habitat displays in the largest Zoo in the Middle East. Al Ain Zoo is a 1000 hectare wildlife experience with a focus on arid land wildlife conservation, education, animal management, veterinary care and visitor experience.

 It has over 200 species of animal consisting of more than 3800 specimens displayed in extensive landscaped habitats and a 53 hectare African Wildlife Safari.

The Role:
The Supervisor of Carnivores is responsible for the daily supervision of the section including staff management, setting routine daily procedures, applying enrichment plans, undertaking husbandry procedures, maintaining and updating Standard Operating Procedures, record keeping on ZIMS and maintaining a safe working environment.

The position is full time, working 5 days per week and will include weekends and public holidays. Applicants should be physically fit, able to work outdoors in challenging conditions and be culturally sensitive.

Qualifications & Experience:
A Bachelor Degree in Zoology, Animal Science, Veterinary Science or a related field is desirable with a minimum of 7 years of relevant working experience.

To Apply:
Applicants should send their full, updated CV and covering letter to: recruitment@alainzoo.ae by the 11th June 2018














Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      


Monday, May 21, 2018

International Zoo Veterinary Group (IZVG) - Business Manager




International Zoo Veterinary Group (IZVG) is looking for a full time Business Manager. The position is based in Keighley, West Yorkshire, a town close to the Yorkshire Dales, Leeds and Manchester.

IZVG is the largest full-time zoo and wildlife practice in the world.

As Business Manager, you will be responsible for management of the practice; finance management including invoicing, purchasing, payroll, booking up, pensions and banking; maintaining client relations; HR, recruitment and staff training; health and safety management; marketing; and business development.

Previous managerial experience is essential; veterinary industry experience is valuable but not essential. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

For the application form and full job description, please visit our website: http://izvg.co.uk/izvgnews.html


Closing date Friday 8th June, or until a suitable candidate is found.











Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      


Sunday, May 20, 2018

Senior Zookeeper B29 (Penguins)


Senior Zookeeper B29 (Penguins)

Position Summary
Lead, oversee and participate in the more complex and difficult work of staff responsible for the maintenance and care of a variety of animals within the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo; assist veterinary staff as needed and perform a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned areas of responsibility.

Job descriptions are intended to present a general list of tasks/duties performed by employees within this job classification. Job Descriptions are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.


Minimum Education, Experience And Additional Requirements
Related education and experience may be interchangeable on a year for year basis. 

High school diploma or GED, supplemented by thirty (30) credit hours of college level course work in zoology, biology, animal science or related field, plus three (3) years of experience in any combination of the following areas:  exotic animal husbandry, zookeeping or arthropod rearing.  Experience working in an Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited facility preferred.


ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Possession of a valid Driver's License or the ability to obtain by date of hire.

Possession of a City Operator's Permit (COP) within six (6) months from date of hire.

Preferred Knowledge
  • Operations and activities of a zoo services and animal-care program
  • Principles of lead supervision and training
  • Advanced methods and techniques of handling assigned animals
  • Principles and practices of animal behavior and physiology
  • Principles and practices of animal training
  • Occupational hazards and standard safety practices
  • Operational characteristics of animal-handling and food-preparation equipment
  • Principles and procedures of record keeping

Preferred Skills & Abilities
  • Lead, organize and review the work of staff in the area of work assigned
  • Independently perform difficult animal care and handling duties
  • Interpret and explain department policies and procedures
  • Operate a variety of animal handling and food preparation equipment in a safe and effective manner
  • Work with and train a variety of domestic and wild animals
  • Clean and maintain assigned animal enclosures according to established guidelines
  • Ensure the preparation of adequate animal diets
  • Work independently in the absence of immediate supervision
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Communicate clearly and concisely
  • Perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work


To learn more and apply please click HERE













Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant