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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.

Seeking an ICT leadership role with operational responsibility within a focused and driven organisation? This role will allow you to apply your well-developed ICT operational, management and leadership skills, including managing systems, vendors and suppliers.

Zoos SA is a conservation charity that exists to save species from extinction and connect people with nature. Generations of South Australians have shared the wonder of Adelaide and Monarto Zoos over the 138 years of ongoing operations.

Reporting to the Director Corporate Services and with strategic and operational responsibility for ICT across both Zoos SA sites, the role is tasked with:

  • Managing an ICT function in a complex, highly demanding environment to deliver high-quality services to all business units across Adelaide and Monarto Zoos that will be achieved through delivery of ICT support and expertise;
  • Responsibility for the day to day availability and performance quality of Zoos SA information and communication systems;
  • Ensuring an effective and transparent process for system changes and implementations, including adequate testing, communication and ICT training;
  • Ongoing engagement across Zoos SA to ensure ICT services are aligned to evolving business needs and meet expectations in an environment that directly supports business and member needs;
  • Accountability for achieving key operational objectives through establishing clear performance plans.

To succeed in this role you will be a skilled and resourceful ICT professional, with strong operational skills and an interest in developing and managing the strategic ICT direction. In addition to your influencing and decision-making skills in an ICT setting, as a sole practitioner you will have strong networks and professional contacts and you are motivated by working in a challenging and evolving environment.  Candidates are expected to hold tertiary qualifications in ICT, or a related field, and have:

  • Extensive service delivery and client expectation management experience;
  • Proven experience working in an evolving and growing ICT environment
  • Outstanding verbal and written communications skills.

If you feel that you have the necessary skills, drive and experience to excel in this position, please submit an up-to-date resume and cover letter to apply@daviesstewart.com

If you would like to have a confidential discussion about this opportunity, please phone Trudy Dickson, Davies Stewart 8232 8008.

Venue Sales Co-ordinator (Part-time/Fixed Term Role)

February 2017- February 2018 (Maternity Leave Contract)

 

Zoos SA is a conservation charity that exists to save species from extinction and connect people with nature. Generations of South Australians have shared the wonder of Adelaide and Monarto Zoos over the 138 years of ongoing operations.

We are seeking a highly motivated and results driven Venue Sale Co-ordinator role to actively drive sales for the unique and picturesque venue facilities and function opportunities at Adelaide and Monarto Zoos.

Reporting to the General Manager Visitor Experience this role has a strategic and operational responsibility for venues sales, the successful candidate will possess:

  • Experience in identifying and converting sales leads into new business opportunities
  • Experienced in developing and maintaining relationships with key new corporate clients
  • Have the ability to respond to event enquiries competently
  • Have a proven record of achieving and exceeding sales budget
  • Understanding how to successfully arrange and facilitate all client meetings and site inspections
  • Communicate plans that ensure client and venue staff are informed on every facet of the event to ensure its success

To be successful in this role you will be a highly organised individual with a proactive and enthusiastic attitude. You will be highly self-motivated, must possess proven excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills with both internal and external stakeholders. A savvy business sense, self-motivation and drive are essential to succeed in this role

How to Apply

If you feel that you have the necessary skills, drive and experience to excel in this position, please submit a cover letter, up-to-date resume and addressing the above criteria and sending to recruitment@zoossa.com.au by 12 noon, Monday 5 December 2016

 

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Senior Keeper Native Mammals & Herpetofauna

Permanent Full Time – Starting as soon as possible

 

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.

 

The Native’s Team at Adelaide Zoo require an experienced and committed Senior Keeper of Natives Mammals and Herpetofauna, with extensive native mammal and reptile husbandry experience, people management, and staff development skills. Previous experience in handling venomous reptiles is desirable. The incumbent must be motivated, organised, have good 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 native mammal and herpetofauna section which includes Yellow Footed Rock Wallabies, Koala, Tasmanian Devils, Bilby, Stick Nest Rats, Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroos, Inland Taipan, Aruba Island Rattlesnakes, Anaconda, Alligators, Poison Dart Frogs and Aldabra Giant Tortoises.   This is a hands-on role with approximately 80% of time spent on keeping rounds.

 

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.

 

To be considered for this position you will need to meet the following selection criteria:

  • Certificate III in Captive Animals
  • Native Mammal husbandry skills
  • Herpetofauna husbandry skills, with venomous handling skills desirable
  • Entry level people management skills
  • Solid Communication skill
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Presentation and public speaking skills

How to Apply

Applicants are required to forward your cover letter, resume and application form (no more than 4 pages) addressing the required selection criteria to: recruitment@zoossa.com.au by 12:00 noon, Monday 5 December 2016

 

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About Zoos SA

Zoos SA is a not-for-profit conservation charity that exists to save species from extinction and connect people with nature.

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