Fixed Term Carnivore and Primate Keeper

Chessington World of Adventures Resort, Leatherhead Road, Chessington, SURREY KT9 2NE GBR

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Fixed Term Carnivore and Primate Keeper


Chessington World of Adventures Resort, Leatherhead Road
Chessington, SURREY, KT9 2NE
United Kingdom

Chessington World of Adventures Resort is the UK's wildest adventure! With our Theme Park, Zoo, and our spectacular Hotel, there are plenty of roaringly exciting career paths available. We're also a part of the Merlin Entertainments family - associated with attractions like SEA LIFE, LEGOLAND Parks, Madame Tussauds and More! 

Fixed Term Carnivore and Primate Keeper
Location: Chessington World of Adventures, Surrey KT9 2NE
Hours: Full time hours, which may include weekends, bank holidays and school/college/university holidays. This position is fixed term, starting immediately and expiring May 2022.
Benefits: Hourly rate of £6.56 - £8.91, exclusive discount on our animal VIP experiences, ongoing training opportunities and a Merlin Magic Pass - 20 free tickets for you, your family and friends to enjoy all of our Merlin Attractions across the world, plus much more!

About the Role

The Zoo department is looking for an enthusiastic fixed term keeper with a passion for animal care to join their energetic & passionate Mammal Team.

The successful candidate will play a supporting function to our experienced keepers, delivering the highest standards of animal husbandry for a wide range of species on the Mammal Section including Amur Tigers, Asiatic Lions, Western Lowland Gorillas, Spider Monkeys, Squirrel Monkeys, and various other carnivore and primate species. Other duties will include planning, evaluating and executing environmental enrichment for the animals under your care and delivering first-class meet and greets and memorable experiences to our Adventurers. You will also be required to use positive reinforcement to train a wide variety of species. You will be part of a team that creates the most stimulating environment possible – for both animals and guests.

This role will provide you with invaluable experience working alongside both small and large Mammals and is an ideal basis for personal development in the Zoo World. Since we’re big on conservation, education and research, you’ll have a big part to play in that too.  You will be a hardworking and reliable person with strong communication skills and a genuine passion for working with animals.

About You 

We are looking for the following skills and experience;

  • Our ideal candidate will have completed or be working towards an animal-based qualification, and have previous experience working in animal care.
  • You will be a clear and confident speaker, able to engage with the public, delivering fun and educational presentations and more importantly an alert listener, willing to learn and develop.
  • You will have passion and excitement for your chosen field, with a keen drive to develop your career as an animal keeper.

The Perks

We’re growing fast and alongside a fun and friendly environment, we offer a fabulous package and amazing prospects. These include access to our Merlin benefits page with discounts on over 1000 fashion and electronic retailers, restaurants, and travel, as well as 25% discount in our on-site retail shops and restaurants and 40% discount on LEGO.

Everyone Matters at Merlin.
At Merlin we welcome the world to our magical attractions and resorts every day and we want to reflect that same multicultural mix inside our business too. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse workplace where people can be themselves, have the same opportunities and thrive together. Because at Merlin, everyone matters!
Together, we work to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, no matter their age, race, gender, disability or sexual orientation. Although we understand that we'll always be learning and growing, we aim to be the most inclusive and flexible employer in our industry.

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