Reptile Keeper

Featherdale Wildlife Park

Position Description: Reptile Keeper 

Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park is seeking to appoint a dedicated, enthusiastic, and experienced Reptile Keeper to join our Animal Care Department. 

The successful candidate will report to the Curator of Reptiles and will be joining a dedicated team of professionals to maintain a diverse native reptile collection including an Estuarine Crocodile, Elapids, Pythons and Monitors. 

Position Type: Full time 38 hours 

Primary Responsibilities:

Follow directions from the Reptile Curator.
Knowledge and experience of the husbandry, care, diets, and exhibit design of a wide range of native reptile species.
Knowledge and experience in correct capture, restraint and handling techniques of various native reptile species including competence in handling venomous snakes. 
Behavioural observations, record keeping, training, and conditioning.
Assist Veterinarians with consultations as required.
Presenting shows for live audiences.

Pre-requisites:

Minimum 3 Years’ Experience with reptiles and amphibians in the zoo industry or Private
Good presentation skills.
Must be willing to work weekend, weekdays, and public holidays.
Applicants must be physically fit and active.
Able to work in adverse weather conditions.
Must be comfortable working in a team environment.
Must be self-motivated and have great communication skills. 

Desirable Criteria:

Experience in Record Keeping.
First Aid Certificate.
TAFE Certificate III in Captive Animals or Equivalent.

Featherdale is an equal opportunity employer and consideration will be given to all applications, however, due to the high level of applications, only those progressing to interview will be contacted. 

For more information about Featherdale Wildlife Park visit www.Featherdale.com.au 

If your skills and experience meet the essential and desirable criteria, we encourage you to apply by sending your resume and application letter to
[email protected]

Applicants are required to have a permanent work visa or be an Australian Citizen for this role.