Location: West Auckland, NZ, 1010
Company: Auckland Council
• Inspiring environment working alongside passionate people
• Bring your leadership skills and arboriculture or horticulture knowledge to this unique role
• Permanent, full-time opportunity, within the Life Sciences Department
He angitūtanga: The opportunity
Auckland Zoo is widely recognised as one of the most progressive zoos in the world. A winner of national and international environmental-related awards, it is home to 135 different species and over 1400 animals. With such an array of different species, this is a great opportunity to join Auckland Zoo and be part of an organisation that aims to focus the Zoo's resources to benefit conservation, and provide engaging visitor experiences which inspire and empower people to take positive action for wildlife and the environment.
Throughout the zoo, there are many species of animals that require branches and foliage (Browse) as part of their daily diet and care. As Coordinator, you will be working closely with the wider Life Sciences and Horticultural Departments and responsible for sourcing a variety of branches and foliage to supplement the dietary and behavioural requirements of the Zoo's animals.
He kōrero mōu: About you
To be successful in this position you will have a minimum of 2 years' experience in arboriculture or horticulture and be knowledgeable on species identification of trees and shrubs. You will have experience in pruning practices and principles as well as the ability to identify toxic trees and shrubs.
With great communication skills, you will have the ability to build relationships with a wide network of internal and external stakeholders. You will have strong technical skills, specifically using Microsoft office skills, in order to generate reports and keep accurate, up to date records.
You will have leadership skills and experience coordinating or managing a team and a relevant qualification in Horticulture/Arboriculture is advantageous. Also a high level of energy and physical fitness will enable you to meet the daily challenges of the role.
Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer
The role is working Monday to Friday 40 hours per week; however, flexibility is required as there will be occasional weekend work.
This is a unique opportunity to play a key role within the Life Sciences Department! You will become a part of an organisation that aims to focus the Zoo's resources to benefit conservation and provide exciting visitor experiences, which inspire and empower people to take positive action for wildlife and the environment. If this sounds like you, apply today!
Applications close Sunday 27th September at 11.59PM
To apply please follow this link to the Auckland Council website
This role is deemed safety sensitive and in line with Auckland Council policy, you will be required to complete pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.
Regional Facilities Auckland, a CCO of Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.