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Animal Keeper

We are looking for an experienced Animal Keeper to join our charity at Lincolnshire Wildlife Park. We are a well established wildlife park for the rescue and rehoming of Parrots and exotic species. A career at our wildlife park is a unique opportunity to work alongside many species of bird and animal, with a focus on our charity values as ‘The Parrot Zoo Trust’. Parrots are at the forefront of all that we do, so we are looking for a keeper that is confident in working with Psittacinae. 

Hours of work: 152 pcm

Rate of pay: negotiable

What is involved?

Working at the park will involve all aspects of animal keeping and husbandry, within mainly a Parrot collective. Animal keeping involves outdoor work in all weathers, to provide care and protection to the animals within our care. Working with animals can be very physically demanding and will involve a high volume of cleanliness & manual labour when clearing, re-bedding and maintaining enclosures. You will be expected to perform health and safety checks, maintain a high level of hygiene throughout the park, provide enrichment and nutrition to the animals & work as part of a team.

What is expected of you?

We are looking for a candidate with a special interest and passion for animals, especially Parrots and birds. We are The Parrot Zoo Trust, so confidence around bird species is a must. You will be expected to have gained a qualification in Animal Care or Husbandry & provide evidence of any academic achievements relating to this role. Part of this role will be to interact with the public during species talks & also work closely with work experience students and volunteers of the charity. We expect our staff to conduct themselves in a timely & professional manner at all times while representing our charity.

How to apply:

Please email your CV and cover letter to jobs@lincswildlife.com

Deadlines:

Application closes on 27th December 2022

If successfully shortlisted, an application form & job description will be sent by 2nd January 2023, for completion by 5th January 2023

Interviews will then be held between 9th – 16th January 2023.