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Exmoor Zoo


Exmoor Zoo is looking to take on a Keeper working within the Mammal Department, who will be an experienced, enthusiastic and self-motivated individual. You will be working with category 1 dangerous animals.

The duties will be to assist the mammal team in the running of that section to ensure high standards of welfare and husbandry for the animals. You will be a good team worker, able to motivate others, as well as show initiative and have a positive outlook. Ideally, you will have a proven record of working with catgeory1 species and be able to work alone in compliance with the zoo’s lone working policy. 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;

You will be required to have a minimum of 12 months full time employment in a recognised Zoo environment. It will be expected that you have experience with both carnivores & primates (particularly category 1 animals) and some working skills with “other” animals. Some of this “other” experience can be given here.

You should have passed the DMZAA or equivalent or be prepared to gain those qualifications.

Hold a full U.K. driving licence and have your own vehicle due to location.

Keep up to date with current practices in animal husbandry and welfare and have a working knowledge of the Conservation and Education roles within modern Zoos.

Be able to keep calm in stressful situations and be able to handle and manage animals during certain procedures.

Have a basic understanding of D.I.Y.

You will be required to work Bank Holidays and weekends.

You will also represent Exmoor Zoo at Conferences when required.

You will have two fixed days off per week. 

Wages will be dependent on age and experience but (as of 04.24) will be between £23,064 to £25,064 with increase after probation end.

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].  Closing day for applications 30.04.24. Interviews will be held until the position is filled.