Team Leader Large Carnivores and Ungulates

Hamilton Zoo

We have an exciting opportunity for a Team Leader to join our team, and a great opportunity for an experienced Zoo Keeper who is looking for that next step in their career.

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

We are looking for someone with people leadership experience to promote and develop our enthusiastic team of Zoo Keepers whilst advancing the zoo’s collection of native and exotic animals.

The successful candidate will be a motivated team player with exceptional keeper knowledge and experience in native birds, reptiles, amphibians, primates, carnivores and ungulates. Your skills will enable you to grow our future experts in animal husbandry, best practice and conservation.

You’ll need to have an understanding of modern zoo philosophies, and be very safety conscious.

A Tertiary degree in animal management or relevant equivalent is essential and in return we will provide on the job development and be part of an exciting Zoo master plan.

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 stronger economy and a more attractive city for families through the delivery of the Hamilton Plan.

The recruiting range for this role starts at $58,935.00 - 69,336.00 per annum and could be negotiated for the right candidate.

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

If this role sounds like it’s for you, we would love to hear from you. Make it happen and apply online today at

All candidates will be notified of the outcome on their application via email. 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.
Location: Zoo - Brymer Rd
Employment Type:  Permanent
Applications Close: 27 March 2020