Join the Zoo Team

Zoos SA is a charitable conservation society dedicated to the preservation of some of the world’s most threatened species. Its vision is to lead and achieve long-term conservation change through education, breeding and research programs at its world renowned sites, Adelaide and Monarto Zoos, and in the wild.

Adelaide Zoo, one of Adelaide’s most iconic attractions, is home to more than 2,500 animals and 250 species of exotic and native mammals, birds, reptiles and fish exhibited over eight hectares of magnificent botanic surroundings. It’s the second oldest zoo in the nation and represents a significant part of South Australia’s heritage.

Monarto Zoo is one of the largest open range zoo in the world spanning more than 1,500 hectares of fauna and flora. Monarto Zoo opened in 1983 as a closed special purpose breeding facility. Since officially opening to the public in October 1993, Monarto Zoo has evolved into a true biopark, representing a unique blend of a conservation and wildlife park. Its principle purpose is to provide a place for the conservation of Australian and exotic wildlife, public recreation and education.

Zoos SA represents an important part of South Australia’s heritage and social history with more than 30,000 members. Since Adelaide Zoo opened to the public in 1883, six generations of South Australians have passed through its gates.

Securing long term populations of species in natural ecosystems and habitats is one of the key aims of Zoos SA, and to do this the organisation works at a variety of levels, including maintaining insurance populations, educating the community, influencing policy, restoring habitat and protecting wild animal populations. Approximately 250 full, part time and causal staff members and more than 500 volunteers at our not-for-profit society work towards these goals.

Joining the Zoos SA team is unique and wonderfully fulfilling opportunity.


Event Coordinator (full time)

2 year contract

Zoos SA is a not-for-profit conservation charity that exists to save species from extinction and connect people with nature.  We provide conservation education, as well as supporting and conducting many conservation, breeding and research programs. As part of our conservation efforts we run Adelaide and Monarto Zoos.

We are seeking an experienced Events Coordinator to join our Visitor Experience team, focussed on delivering events and fundraising activities across Zoos SA properties.  Your objective will be to deliver income growth through the development and delivery of an event program that is engaging and of a high quality.

This is a perfect role for someone who is enthusiastic and is an outcome-driven forward thinker, with experience in coordinating multiple events. You will need to be highly organised, creative, familiar with prioritising conflicting deadlines and strong attention to detail is essential.

To be eligible to apply for this job, you must be able to provide evidence of your entitlement to lawfully work in Australia.


How to apply

Davies Stewart welcomes applicants on behalf of Zoos SA direct to . Phone enquiries are welcome to Amelia on 8232 8008.

All applications are received in the strictest confidence. You will receive a response to indicate your resume has been received and applicants with suitable experience will be phoned within 4 working days of receipt of application.

Kid’s Zoo Keeper: Nature Theatre Section



Zoos SA are seeking an individual with animal husbandry experience, animal training awareness and presentation skills to work at their Adelaide Zoo site. Candidates must possess experience in caring for animals in a work setting.


This role is within the Kid’s Zoo area of the Nature Theatre Section. The successful applicant will be responsible for daily duties and will have proven husbandry experience with native animals and invertebrates.  Skills and experience with a wide range of taxa would be advantageous due to the diversity of animals within this section.


Excellent team working abilities, presentation skills, animal training awareness, a flexible approach to work and a commitment to Work Health and Safety will be highly regarded.


This is an area where there is significant exposure to and interaction with the public and where the collection can change regularly, so excellent customer service, communication and time management skills are essential.


How to apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume and completed Application form Kids Zoo Keeper addressing the selection criteria.


Selection Criteria:

  • Native & Invertebrates husbandry skills
  • Knowledge and experience in animal training
  • Solid Communication skill
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Presentation and public speaking skills


To access the application form and job description please visit


Applications to:  by 12 noon, Monday 1 June 2015


CLOSING DATE: 12 Noon, Monday 1 June 2015.

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