Ranger/Keeper

Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park

Position: Ranger/Keeper

We are looking for an experienced Ranger/ Keeper to join the Walkabout Park team. This is a permanent role and may be either full-time or part-time. This role reports to the Operations Manager/ Curator.

About us:

Walkabout Park is a privately owned wildlife sanctuary in Calga, near Gosford on the NSW Central Coast, and an easy commute from Sydney’s northern suburbs. We specialise in free-ranging and captive native animals and small farm animals, as well as bush tucker, Aboriginal sites and other indigenous cultural education. 

Our philosophy:

Conservation through education. In addition to day-time individual visitors and groups, we run residential eco-education and pre-veterinary programs for international students, from individual internships to formal programs for groups of 10 to 40 students. We have a small team of rangers and a close relationship with each of the animals in our care. 

About you:

You love doing hands-on husbandry and running public education workshops. You have a deep appreciation for the Australian bush and native habitat preservation. You take responsibility for your own development, and you enjoy passing on your skills to others. Although you like routines, you respond well to changing priorities. You are diligent in record keeping and pay attention to detail. You want to work in a multi cultural and multi ability environment. You work well with a team, but are just as happy to work on your own. You are available to work flexible days/hours.

Role requirements:

3 years’ full-time experience;  Australian native animal husbandry;  Interest in Aboriginal culture;  Cert III in Captive Animals;  Drive a manual car;  Working with children check;  First aid certificate;  Rabies vaccinations. Additional attributes such as a bio-science degree, specialised experience, 2nd language, etc. will be taken into consideration.

How to apply:

Email your resume and cover letter to the Operations Manager at tassin@walkaboutpark.com.au before 17th February 2020.