Vivarium Vacancy

IMG_1731Are you especially interested in working with live reptiles and amphibians, have a passion for supporting animal conservation, and would like to be part of one of the world’s leading university museums?

If so, then working in the Vivarium at Manchester Museum may be the job for you.  We are  currently looking for a Vivarium Curatorial Assistant, to work part-time (3 days per week). This specialist career opportunity working with live reptiles and amphibians is a rare opportunity for the right person to enter the world of  professional herpetology. We are looking for an individual who would enjoy supporting the conservation of our wonderful creatures and who would be committed to helping us maintain the highest levels of their daily husbandry.

We are looking for someone who also has meticulous standards and who prides themselves on attention to detail. You must have a caring attitude and have a genuine interest and experience in maintaining reptiles, amphibians, and their associated environments correctly. Work typically involves the daily maintenance, cleanliness and presentation of the public exhibits and service areas.

We do not take the keeping of animals in captivity lightly and so are dedicated to ensuring that all our live reptiles and amphibians are maintained in absolute optimum conditions.

At the moment I am away teaching so may not be able to answer general enquiries regarding the vacancy. However, to find out more information, or to actually apply, please visit:

Closing date: 11 July 2014



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