Experienced General Zoo Keepers - Casual 

Australia Zoo

Experienced General Zoo Keepers – Casual

Australia Zoo is seeking expressions of interest for experienced Zoo Keepers. Sections available for this intake include: Mammals, Birds, and our wandering wildlife team, Roving. We are anticipating hours to be between 24-32 hours per week.

As an experienced Zoo Keeper, you have primary responsibility for ensuring the care and wellbeing of the animals under your attendance. You must also be understanding and sensitive to the needs of the animals under your care. You are also responsible for the animals' exhibits, dietary requirements, maintenance, landscaping and presenting at daily demonstrations where applicable. Australia Zoo expects all employees to be dedicated to conservation issues and animal welfare.

At Australia Zoo, Keepers continually work towards providing improved facilities and care for their animals. They do this with enthusiasm and motivation toward their individual learning and training along with an inclusive attitude for their team development.

Essential Criteria:

Experience in a similar role
Strong observation and communication skills
7 day a week availability including Weekends, Public Holidays and School Holidays
Applicants must be fit for physical work, enthusiastic, mature-minded, confident, well-presented and able to demonstrate a high level of work-ethic and initiative
Manual Drivers Licence
Own transport essential

Primary Duties:

Participate in training and conditioning programs for animals 
Maintain records of observations and reports on animal behaviour and/or breeding
Undertake cleaning and maintenance of the animal enclosures as required
Conduct environment and enclosure safety checks
Undertake hands on care of animals
Undertake animal enrichment programs
Provide a high level of customer service at all times
Undertake public speaking and/or delivery of demonstrations
Ensure knowledge of all relevant conservation programs Australia Zoo contributes to
Work within guidelines if health and safety procedures to ensure security of animals, staff and guests

To apply:

Please email a current resume and a covering letter outlining your ability to meet the above selection criteria as well as your preferred department to Erika Cotterill, Recruitment Coordinator at recruitment@australiazoo.com.au

Applications close Sunday 16th February 2020.