Full-time permanent position
The carnivore team at Monarto Zoo require an experienced and committed Senior Carnivore Keeper, with extensive carnivore husbandry, people management, and staff development skills. Knowledge and experience in training and conditioning is desirable. The incumbent must be motivated, organised and have great time management and show a desire to encourage this section to strive for departmental goals and objectives; guide the team in accomplishing its strategic and business plan objectives; and uphold and demonstrate the Society’s values.
The applicant must have the ability to work well in a team, have excellent communication skills and the ability to deliver public presentations and encounters, as well as managing the husbandry aspects of the collection within the carnivore section which includes Lions, Spotted Hyena, Cheetah, African Painted Dogs and Fennec Foxes. This is a hands-on role with approximately 80% of time spent on keeping rounds.
At times there is a requirement for the incumbent to supervise in absences of the Team Leader. The successful applicant will also be responsible for daily operations, including managing numerous aspects of staffing and animal transactions. As the Senior is required to assist and advise their team in the progression of their Certificate III in Zoo Keeping, achievement of Certificate III is required.
- Certificate III in Captive Animals
- Carnivore husbandry skills
- Entry level people management skills
- Knowledge and experience in animal training & conditioning
- Solid Communication skill
- Strong customer service skills
- Presentation and public speaking skills
How to apply
Please forward your resume, cover letter, and application form addressing the required criteria.
Applications to email@example.com by closing date of
17:00 Tuesday February 10th 2015
Job Descriptions will be available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Carnivor Keeper Monarto Zoo Application Form