Animal Keeper - Primates & Small Mammals

Animal Keeper - Primates & Small Mammals Bristol, England

Full Time Bristol, England 22090 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Noah's Ark Zoo Farm

Closing date for applications is: 23rd Jun 2023
Kayla Seagrave ([email protected])

Animal Care


Contract type:

starting as Level 1 Keeper, £22,089.60 per annum

Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm is an award-winning zoo set in 100 acres of open countryside just outside Bristol.

An opportunity has arisen for a motivated individual to join our committed and friendly team of animal keepers. We are looking to recruit an experienced animal keeper onto our Primates & Small Mammals section.

We are not looking for a candidate with no experience for this role. However, we are prepared to offer the successful candidate the appropriate keeper level to reflect skills and experience from a trainee up to senior keeper.

This is a key role within the team, and you will take a full and proactive role in the daily management of the section, as well as helping with other sections as and when required.

This is a full-time position working a 40-hour week on a flexible rota (including weekends and bank holidays).

We expect applicants to have knowledge and practical experience of at least some of the species concerned a strong work ethic and good team working skills and the ability to maintain high levels of hygiene.

Species held on Section: Siamang, Ring-tailed Lemur, Ruffed Lemur, Meerkat, Cotton Top Tamarin, Skunk, Porcupine, Prairie Dogs, Bennet’s Wallaby and Bactrian Camels.

Typical aspects of the role include:

  • Assist in the daily management and care of all the animals on section. Including food prep and feeding, enclosure maintenance, enrichment, and training.
  • Deliver talks and experiences to our visitors.

Applicant requirements:

  • Applicants will have at least 1 full year paid work as a keeper in an animal establishment or have completed an internship at a reputable collection.
  • Be familiar with the care required for a variety of species on section.
  • Animal-based qualification.
  • Full driving licence.
  • Have high standards of hygiene when working.

Other job holder expectations:

  • Ensure effective quality control and continuous improvement in all aspects of their work and responsibilities.
  • Mindful of the visitor experience in all aspects of your work.
  • Demonstrate professionalism towards sensitive and confidential information.
  • Comply with and promote Health and Safety policies and procedures and to undertake recommended Health and Safety training as and when required.
  • Drive the company vehicle for the collection of resources, e.g. meat, veterinary supplies.
  • Undertake other duties as are relevant with the position.

Animal Keeper - Primates & Small Mammals
London, United Kingdom
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Company - Public
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