Exmoor Zoo is looking to take on a bird Keeper. The individual will need to be enthusiastic and self-motivated individual. Some experience working as a keeper in aviculture is essential.
The duties will be to assist the bird management team in the running of their department to ensure high standards of welfare and husbandry for the birds. You will be a good team worker, as well as show initiative, have a positive outlook and be responsible for all the welfare of the birds under your care. You will also play an integral role in training and enrichment of the animals, as well as maintenance of their enclosures.
Requirements of the position;
it would be good to have a minimum of one-year full time employment in a recognised Zoo environment. It will also be expected that you have some experience with aviculture (parrots, softbills, ibis, etc.). Some of this experience can be given here.
You should be prepared to gain or ideally have passed the DMZAA or equivalent.
Hold a full U.K. driving licence, and have your own vehicle due to location.
You ideally will be able to show independence and self-reliance.
You will be required to work Bank Holidays and weekends.
You will have two fixed days off per week.
Wages will be c £22,568 - £23,296 P/A or more depending on suitability and experience.
Please register your interest by sending an email with an enclosed cover letter and your current C.V. to Danny Reynolds, Animal collection Manager, [email protected] by mid-day on Friday 3rd November 2023