Apprentice Zoo Keeper

  • Company: Drusillas Zoo Park Ltd
  • Location: Alfriston
  • Salary: £156 per week
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Join our team to work in what is widely regarded to be one of the best small zoos in country. This role provides a great stepping stone to a career working with exotic animals. Working alongside our experienced animal keepers you will learn how to provide the highest standards of animal care and husbandry.

Purpose of role:

To look after the welfare of the animals in your care and ensure high standards of enclosures cleanliness and presentation.

Daily Tasks:

  • Preparing feeds
  • Cleaning animal enclosures
  • Monitoring animal health and assisting with care procedures
  • Maintaining animal records and communicating effectively with other members of the zoo department
  • Interacting with visitors in a positive manner
  • Ensure that visitors are able to see the animals carrying out their normal behaviours in an appropriate naturalistic environment
  • Create animal enrichment opportunities and innovative feeding methods
  • Ensure that animal signage accurate and up-to-date
  • Keep enclosures secure and report any defects
  • Deliver interesting and informative Keeper Talks to our visitors
  • Assist with Keeper for the Day and Animal Close Encounter experiences
  • Assist with feed and bedding deliveries
  • Clean and tidy the work areas and dispose of waste
  • Undertake any other task as may be reasonably required

Possible start date: 26 Sep 2019

For further information and to apply, please visit the NAS website; 

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