Head Keeper for the Elephant Section


09. 03. 2018

Main employment 

Prague Zoo is seeking to employ a qualified applicant in the position of: Head Keeper for the Elephant Section.


  • Secondary school education with the relevant focus having passed A-levels or similar qualifications
  • At least 5 years of experience in taking care of elephants, longer experience will be an advantage
  • An understanding of elephant keeping at the international level
  • Good organisational and communication skills, the ability to manage and co-ordinate a team of eight keepers
  • Reliability and flexible working hours (weekends and during the zoo’s extended opening hours, business trips abroad)
  • Group B driver's licence
  • Technical literacy
  • Communication in Czech + active communication in one of the following languages: English or German

We offer:

  • The security and stability of a large organisation
  • Exceptional work with a breeding group of elephants in direct and protected contact
  • Pay pursuant to Gov. Reg. 341/2017 Col., on Payment Relations for Employees in Public Services and Administration


Initially the employment will be for a fixed period of one year, with an indefinite extension depending on the results

Work to start in the period April 1 to May 1, 2018 as arranged

Pease send a motivation letter and a structured CV in Czech and English versions to the e-mail address: simek@zoopraha.cz

The deadline for receipt of applications is 27.3.2018, 24:00.