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Work with us at Dartmoor Zoo

Do you want to work for a leading conservation and education charity and one of the most recognisable, loved visitor attractions in the South West?

We employ a talented team who are passionate about conservation, education, research, welfare and sustainability.

If you feel that you have what it takes to join our mission then we’d welcome your application!

We’re committed to the principle of equal opportunities in employment. We apply policies that are determined solely by job criteria and personal ability.

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Animal Manager

The position requires an experienced, dedicated individual who will take direction from the Director of Animal Care and Veterinary Services in carrying out the operations of the mammal, reptile, and avian areas of Dartmoor Zoo. This includes all aspects of animal husbandry, exhibit maintenance and holding area management. The role will include development of the mammal, reptile, and bird training program. The position will also be responsible for maintaining organised written records pertaining to health, feeding, water quality and behavioural observations.

You will be an advisor and mentor to staff on all aspects of husbandry procedures and protocols. This includes training staff and supervising volunteers, placements, and project teams, as assigned.  You will act as a leader and role model for other staff mentors.

See full job description for details and person specification.

Full Job description: Animal Manager Role

Hours: full-time (37.5 hours per week)

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Closing date: Sunday 21st August 2022


Barista and Catering Kiosk Assistant

The Barista and Catering Kiosk Assistant ensures the smooth running of the Zoo’s restaurant coffee bar, front of house and the catering kiosk service, whilst providing outstanding customer service to our visitors and guests.

Job description: Barista & Catering Kiosk Assistant. Job Description

Hours: variable

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