2 x 0.6 FTE Permanent positions, Exotic Fauna Section, Adelaide Zoo
Zoos SA are seeking two part time Keepers to join the Exotic Fauna Team at Adelaide Zoo. This role will be responsible for daily husbandry duties, public presentations, and Animal Encounter hosting. The applicant will have husbandry experience with ungulates, primates, carnivores and rodents. Public presentation skills and animal training and conditioning will be highly regarded.
The applicant must have the ability to work well in a team and independently, follow and demonstrate the Zoo’s values, have a commitment to Work Health and Safety, be highly motivated and have a flexible approach to work. Excellent communication skills (both written and oral) and the ability to provide excellent visitor experiences via encounters, tours and/or talks will be highly regarded.
This is an area where there is significant exposure to and interaction with the public, so excellent communication and time management skills are essential.
The roster for these roles will be include working three out of four weekends, with the balance of hours being made up with four hour relief shifts during the week, however flexibility is required. The ability to work additional hours will be advantageous.
To be considered for this position you will need to meet the following selection criteria:
- Carnivore, primate, ungulate and large rodent husbandry experience
- Presentation and public speaking skills
- Knowledge and experience in animal training and conditioning
- Knowledge and experience with animal enrichment
- Competent in use of e-reports and ZIMS
- Effective communication skills
- Team work ethic
- WHS awareness and application
Applicants should have, or be working towards obtaining their Certificate III in Captive Animals.
How to Apply
Applicants are required to forward your cover letter and application form addressing the required selection criteria to email@example.com by 12 noon, Monday 7 November 2016.