Experienced keeper

Butterfly Creek

Butterfly Creek is a privately owned zoological park located close to Auckland Airport. We are registered members of ZAA.

Our focus has been on tropical and exotic species including a large tropical butterfly house, salt-water crocodiles, alligators, small-clawed otters, cotton top tamarin and a range of reptiles plus various invertebrates. We also offer a highly interactive farmyard as well as some large aquaria and aviary.

We recently opened a NZ native precinct which includes a state-of-the-art kiwi nocturnal house as well as giant weta etc – for which we established the captive rear-and-release programme. Other exhibit developments are in the early planning stages.

These are exciting times at Butterfly Creek.
(see www.butterflycreek.co.nz)

We are seeking an experienced, confident and knowledgeable zoo person to join our keeper team. You will be required to work across the various sections and will have a range of responsibilities including animal husbandry, visitor experiences and some basic exhibit maintenance etc.

You will need to be organised and disciplined and preferably have experience working with dangerous species.

The intangible qualities of initiative and aptitude are highly valued as is the ability to work unsupervised. You will have good communication skills, be well presented and capable of working in a team.

An absolute focus on health and safety is a major priority as you will be expected to participate in crocodile interactions and encounters after completing a suitable training programme.  

Please send a cover letter and resume to:

Email address: [email protected]