Job Vacancies

Sep 9, 2017

Experienced Large Mammal Keeper


Blackpool Zoo

Ref No - AD/MK/17

Award winning Blackpool Zoo is looking to fill a key position within its Animal Department.

Experienced Large Mammal Keeper (Ref No- AD/MK/17)

Blackpool Zoo is looking for an experienced Large Mammal Keeper focusing on large carnivores to assist in the daily care and husbandry needs of the large variety of exotic and domestic mammals that it currently maintains on its Large Mammal Section, many of which are managed as part of captive breeding programmes including Amur Tiger, Iberian wolf, Giraffe, Blesbok, Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra, Lowland Tapir, Bongo, Giant Anteater and Aardvark. They will also help in developing and moving forward the section within the framework of the animal department's aims and objectives in a new and exciting period within Blackpool Zoo’s history.

You will need to be hard working, physically fit, enthusiastic and reliable. You should possess the Diploma in The Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals (DMZAA) or an equivalent and have a minimum of three years Large Mammal keeping experience. Although experience with big cats is not essential, it would be desirable.

We offer a competitive salary of £18,694 per annum and the opportunity to further your career within the zoological world.

Subsidised single occupancy (on site) accommodation may be available with this post, if required.

Blackpool Zoo is one of the UK’s most established medium sized zoos, and in recent years the zoo has gone through a rapid modernisation and development process, which is still ongoing.

The Zoo is operated by Parques Reunidos, one of Europe’s largest leisure and attraction operators which specialises in the tourism/leisure sector. Parques Reunidos currently operates more than 74 parks around the world and attracts over 21 million visitors annually.

The closing date for applications is the 29th September 2017.

We will reply to successful candidates within14 Days of closing date.

A job description for the post can be obtained from the Personnel Department.

Please apply (via e-mail or post) enclosing a full CV, a covering letter and quoting the reference number of the post, to:


[email protected]
Personnel Department
Blackpool Zoo
East Park Drive
Blackpool
FY3 8PP