Keeper: Great Apes

27th March 2013

We are going through an exciting period of change as this zoo develops and so are looking for dynamic, knowledgeable individuals to help move the teams forward.

We have a vacancy for a keeper on the Great Apes section. The section manages all great ape taxa including chimpanzees, bonobos, orang utans and gorillas. This is a key role which will involve working on the section, covering all areas of animal husbandry including feeding, cleaning, training and record keeping; as well as interacting with the zoo visitors.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, high performing individual with an interest in zoo animal management. You must be a good team worker with a positive outlook and have excellent communication skills. A minimum of 2 years zoo keeping experience with great apes, and an animal-related qualification, such as the BIAZA approved ANCMZA or DZMAA, would be advantageous.

The role is full time, including weekend duties on a rota system. Salary is paid monthly and we provide uniform, 31 days holiday, 5% employer's pension contribution.

If you are interested, please send your CV with a covering letter to Human Resources,

Closing date: Tuesday 2nd April