Collection & Maintenance Keeper
- WWT Washington
- Grounds / Reserve, Living Collections, Reserve
- £17,115 per annum
- Position type
- Full Time
- Working pattern
- 37.5 hours per week. 5 days from 7 including weekends and bank holidays.
- Job advert
WWT Washington Wetland Centre is a customer focussed visitor attraction in Tyne and Wear. We are looking to recruit an experienced collection keeper who can support our senior collection keeper in achieving the highest standards in animal husbandry including ensuring the success of our breeding plan for our collection of wildfowl and family of Asian short clawed otters.
Other duties will include promoting public engagement by delivering high quality talks/events to visitors about the exhibited species and maintaining exhibits to the highest standards through vegetation management, signage, water flow and pest management. The post holder will also take on ownership of the infrastructure areas of the department’s work plan, having prior experience in construction and maintenance of items such as fence lines and animal housing.
The successful candidate will be educated to GCSE standard with previous animal husbandry experience, especially aviculture. They will possess excellent communication skills, have a great eye for detail and be keen to be part of the forward thinking and driven team here at the centre.
In return for your hard work and dedication you’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits including:
- 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service
- Contributory pension scheme (conditions apply)
- Life assurance
- Free car parking and secure bike storage areas
- Cycle to work scheme
- Free entry to all our centres
Closing date: 25th January 2021
Interview date: 3rd February 2021
WWT is an equal opportunities employer and all applications will be considered solely on merit.
- Job description
- Closing Date
Unless specifically stated, we do not accept CVs for job applications