2 x 0.3FTE Permanent roles
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 successful applicant will work within the life science team and be responsible for the daily duties and husbandry aspects of a range of species. Experience with native species in a captive environment as well as involvement in ex situ breeding programs preferred. Experience with any species is desirable as there will be the requirement to work on other animal teams.
Candidates must possess a wide range of Zoo Keeper skills including the highest possible standards of welfare, husbandry, species management and enrichment. An understanding of work health and safety requirements; the ability to work well in a team and independently; and the ability to deliver public presentations are all requirements for this position. Basic maintenance and training and conditioning skills are desirable.
The roster for the role will be every second Saturday & Sunday plus one weekday, however flexibility is required.
To be considered for this position you will need to meet the following selection criteria:
- Husbandry experience(Natives and other species experience )
- WHS understanding
- Presentation skills
- Customer Service skills
- Administration (Zims, record keeping , SOP’s)
- Training and conditioning experience/knowledge
Applicants who have, or are working towards, their CERT III in Captive Animal Management are preferred.
How to apply
ALL APPLICANTS: Please forward your resume, cover letter, and application form addressing the required criteria.
Applications to; firstname.lastname@example.org by 12noon, 24th of October 2016