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 casual 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.

Permanent Full Time working across both Adelaide & Monarto Zoo sites


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.


This role will work across both our Adelaide and Monarto sites undertaking routine and reactive maintenance of animal exhibit infrastructure to ensure they meet with requisite compliance standards. The primary focus of the role will be maintenance of infrastructure constructed from steel that has various mechanical opening mechanisms along with general maintenance of other maintenance infrastructure to ensure exhibits are structurally sound to contain animals in exhibit and holding areas


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

  • Trade qualifications in welding
  • Experience in Sheet/metal work and welding
  • General handyman skills
  • Keyboard skills
  • Sound problem solving


How to Apply

Applicants are required to forward your cover letter, copies of qualifications/licences and resume addressing the required selection criteria to: by 12:00 noon, 28 August 2017


Exhibit Infrastructure Maintenance Officer Job Description July 2017

Later this year, you'll be able to take the walk of the brave and emerge within clawing range of Monarto's lions…

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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