Team Leader – Ungulates and Carnivores
1x Full Time Maternity Leave Cover Position (1.0FTE)
Commencing early December 2015 through to end December 2016.
Zoos SA is a not-for-profit conservation charity that exists to save species from extinction and connect people with nature. We support and conduct many conservation, breeding and research programs. As part of our conservation efforts we operate Adelaide and Monarto Zoos. The successful applicant will be guided by the Zoos values and work with the keeping teams to achieve the goals set out in the Strategic Plan and Life Sciences Business Plan.
We are seeking a motivated and organised Team Leader based at Monarto Zoo, however some travel to Adelaide Zoo will be required. The successful candidate is required to safely, efficiently and effectively lead and manage the Carnivore and Ungulate teams including staff, animals and exhibits. They will promote excellent animal husbandry and welfare and be required to support and develop exciting visitor experiences.
This role requires a forward planning individual who can meet deadlines and has excellent communication skills. We are seeking a proven team player with established people management skills; overseeing the development of staff, rostering and leave management as well as ensuring a high standard of health and safety among staff. The role will assist the Curator with departmental budgets and capital expenditure planning, accomplishing strategic goals and implementation of ASMP recommendations. Experience in small scale project management and organizing animal transfers would be a requirement.
The Ungulate and Carnivore teams consist of approximately 12 staff and the successful applicant will work closely with the Team Leader of Natives and Primates to ensure consistency across the whole keeping department and may provide oversight to these sections at times. The Team Leader role is approximately 80% administration and 20% animal husbandry although flexibility is required. This role works on a 7 day roster working every second weekend. Zoo keeping skills in an open range setting would be advantageous. Knowledge and experience in training and conditioning is desirable.
To be considered for this position you will need to meet the following selection criteria:
- Completed Certificate III in Captive Animals
- Administration skills including Excel and ZIMS
- Work Health and Safety knowledge
- People management Skills
- Animal husbandry experience
- Training and Conditioning experience/knowledge
- Visitor Experience
- Customer Service skills
Qualifications in Management and a valid firearms license would be advantageous.
How to Apply
Applicants are required to forward your cover letter, resume and application form addressing the required selection criteria to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 12:00 noon, Monday 12 October 2015
Team Leader Ungulates & Carnivore MZ Mat Leave Application form
Team Leader RSZZA JD October 2014