Zookeeper Carnivores/Ungulates — Zoo Zürich

Posted: 18 August 2020   |   Full-Time   | Zürich, Switzerland | Application deadline: 14 September 2020

Background

Zoo Zürich is one of Europe’s leading zoos. 1.2 million visitors experience our innovative, educational, and outstanding immersive attractions on an annual basis. As a conservation organization committed to saving species and ecosystems, we act globally to motivate our visitors to support our conservation aims. A dedicated team of enthusiastic, talented and passionate experts work hand-in-hand to care for our animals, to discover new conservation ideas, and to offer our visitors an inspirational day.

We are looking for a new member to join the Department of «Animals & Conservation» effective immediately, as a:

zookeeper carnivore/ungulates

This full-time position gives you the unique opportunity to work with different taxa. You will be responsible for the husbandry of big cats, bears, wolfs, deer, antelopes and a variety of birds. Besides the standard activity as animal care taker we place great value on enrichment and animal training. You will be member of a team of 12 wildlife specialists reporting to the head of the section «Zoolino Huf- und Raubtiere».

Your tasks

  • Care for carnivore species (lion, tiger, snow leopard, wolf and spectacled bears), ungulates (deer,
    various antelopes and pets) and birds (cranes, Egyptian vultures and others)
  • Environmental enrichment and animal training
  • Support for veterinary treatments
  • Setting up enclosures as well as minor repairs and/or maintenance work

What you bring

  • Experience of practically managing carnivore species is essential; experience in managing ungulates
    and birds is beneficial
  • Experience and creativity in training and enrichment of wildlife
  • High resilience, strong personality and a high level of safety awareness
  • You are a team player, open-minded, committed and motivating personality
  • Good observation and perception skills
  • Willingness to acquire basic German language skills

What Zoo Zürich Offers

  • A versatile and challenging place of work in a leading zoological institution
  • The opportunity for personal development and outstanding achievements
  • Working in a dynamic, international team with a pleasant atmosphere
  • An appropriate salary and well-developed social benefits
  • Quality of Life in Zurich, Switzerland is rated as one of the highest in the world

How to apply

Please send your application by September 14th 2020 to:
Zoo Zürich AG, Kim Demont, Human Resources Management, bewerbung@zoo.ch

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