Curator of Mammals

Closing Date: Tuesday 7 November 2023

Department: Animal Management

Reports to: Director of Zoo Operations

Location: Jersey


The Role

To further the Trust’s work in the conservation of endangered species by managing and participating in the daily operations and strategic direction of the Mammal collection under the direction of the Director of Zoo Operations.

  • To maintain and shape an animal collection that fulfils the Trust’s conservation aims through managing captive populations,
    staff training and research and that also provides a valuable, entertaining visitor experience.

  • To teach visiting students practical aspects of animal management, instigate research projects and support others conducting research.

  • To support the delivery of Durrell’s Conservation Strategy, within the animal collection in Jersey and overseas.

  • To ensure that the husbandry of the collection conforms to our high standards of animal welfare and ethical guidelines.

  • To manage and motivate departmental staff and aid them in their professional development.

  • To manage the collection and departmental resources within a specified budget.

  • To ensure the smooth running of the department, maximising the department’s contribution to the Trust’s strategy to save species from extinction.


How to apply

Please fill in the application form and send your CV and cover letter to clearly stating the job you wish to apply for.