Animal Trainer

Emirates Park Zoo

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Posted
Ref: SP381-02

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

• Training singular groups or variety of mixed animals for interaction, performance and medical behaviors as directed by Zoo Manager.
• Husbandry and cleaning requirements for animals in training.
• Managing and providing diets in context to training.
• Providing companionship to animals and building relationships.
• Training behaviors using operant conditioning.
• Record keeping.
• Creating and executing training plans.
• Liaising with training manager in relation to animal’s welfare and mental state.
• Assisting veterinary doctors with treatment of animals.
• Educating other staff about correct handling procedures and safe training.
• Presenting animals on-site and off-site locations and events.
• Accepting changes of hours and days off as requested by Zoo Manager to attend events.
• Organizing food and training equipment with store supervisor.
• Providing enrichment to training animals.
• Assisting with training of animals outside of your quota as required.
• Research to inspire shows and presentations to be the best performance possible.

Salary:
AED 2,500 to 5,000 per month inclusive of fixed allowances.

Requirements

• Work in cooperation with other trainers and staff members to optimize training times for all animals.
• Be polite and courteous to other members of staff and park guests.
• Never to abuse or punish an animal in any way has that been unnecessary where training can be applied.

About the Company

Emirates Park Zoo is one of the most exciting educational places in the UAE and is now home to various species of animals, including an ever-growing list of attractions and interactive activities.

It was built on the premise that every guest will be able to appreciate nature all over again, after encountering new discoveries, unique experiences and unforgettable memories.

The zoo offers an exciting concept where guests can interact with many species by interacting the many farm and wild animals that are housed at the zoo.

The Emirates Park Zoo also boasts the Emirates Park Resort - with a luxury chalet in the middle of the zoo and deluxe rooms with a swimming pool, a food and beverage section with a selection of different cuisines, a play area for kids and a souvenir shop.

Activities at the zoo include animal feeding, animal shows, zip and climb and car adventures. Guests can also experience a VIP experience such as breakfast with birds, breakfast with giraffes, lunch with a leopard, a crocodile experience and dinner with elephants.

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Trainer salaries in UAE

Average monthly compensation
AED 9,500

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