1 x permanent full time position
1 x permanent 0.3 position
Two new permanent roles have become available within the Keeping team at Monarto Zoo.
These roles will primarily work within the Carnivore Department but may also assist with Ungulate tours or train and cover other duties as required. This role was developed to allow for increased safety considerations within our large carnivore round as well as to assist with encounters, behind the scenes tours and keeper talks. Thus, the successful candidate must have a strong and proven safety ethic as well as a keen desire to host visitors, give engaging presentations and assist with developing new presentations and experiences. Training and conditioning skills are highly desirable to further enhance our visitor experiences and improve animal care and monitoring.
In addition this keeper will be involved in the day to day husbandry and breeding programmes of the hyena, lions, cheetah and African painted dogs; so experience working with large and preferably, small carnivores is essential. Public presentations are a significant part of the Carnivore and Ungulate teams’ daily duties, so a passion for conservation and public interaction is essential. Ungulate husbandry knowledge and keeping skills are also desirable.
Work Health and Safety is at the forefront of this department and must be considered in every way; including behind the scenes tours; keeper and visitor safety; and daily operations.
Applicants must be willing to obtain a currents SA firearms licence.
Although this position is based within the carnivore department, there will be some requirement to assist the Ungulate team with tours and presentations and the successful candidate may be required to work on other sections if needed.
How to apply
ALL APPLICANTS: Please forward your resume, cover letter, and Application Form addressing the required criteria.
- Carnivore and ungulate husbandry skills
- Knowledge and experience in animal training, conditioning & enrichment
- Solid Communication skills
- Strong customer service skills
- Presentation and public speaking skills
- Development of presentations/visitor experiences
Applications to; firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 noon Monday 4 July 2016
Keeper RSZZA JD October 2013