Zoo Keeper - Ungulates

Hamilton Zoo

Location: Hamilton Zoo
Employment Type:  Permanent
Applications Close: 5 July 2020

Set in 25 hectares of tranquil surroundings, Hamilton Zoo is home to more than 600 native and exotic animals. We’re looking for a Zoo Keeper to join our dedicated team.

If you love animals this is a great opportunity for you to work across all zoo operations and primarily be responsible for the care and display of our animal exhibits.

The successful candidates will be motivated team players with exceptional communication and collaboration skills that enable you to work seamlessly with others and support your team members.  You’ll need to have an understanding of modern zoo philosophies, and be very safety conscious. The role offers a variety of mentally and physically demanding challenges, so being energetic and fit is important.

Previous experience in animal husbandry is a must. We are specifically looking for candidates with Ungulates experience. You should have an understanding of the zoo industry as well as a BScTech, Certificate in Animal Management (captive wild animals) or similar qualification or experience.

The role is a full time working on a roster across 7 days of the week.

Hamilton Zoo, owned and operated by the Hamilton City Council, is committed to being a high-performance organisation with people who think differently, act with integrity, make it happen and work together.

This is your chance to be part of an organisation that is committed to building a more vibrant, attractive and prosperous city.

A copy of the position description can be requested by emailing hr.request@hcc.govt.nz

If this role sounds like it’s for you, we would love to hear from you. Make it happen and apply online today at https://hamiltoncitycouncil.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/75?c=hamiltoncitycouncil

All candidates will be notified of the outcome on their application via email. This role is covered by the Children’s Act 2014, which means that shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo all safety checking requirements under the Act before commencing employment, as well as during employment. Short-listed candidates may be required to complete an interview process, reference checks, pre-employment medical, drug and alcohol assessments, credit check and a Ministry of Justice or Police vetting check.

Please note this role is being sourced directly and we are not accepting applications via external recruitment agencies. Only people who are eligible to work in New Zealand should apply. Evidence will be required.