Animal Keeper 

Hamilton Island 

Animal Keeper

Hamilton Island is seeking an experienced Animal Keeper for the Wildlife Park! Work closely with the Senior Keeper to deliver the highest quality of animal husbandry, care and welfare. Maintain and develop exhibits to an exceptional standard and engage with the guests to deliver high levels of customer service and educate them about native Australian fauna and flora.

Culture & Benefits:

  • Save money with subsidised furnished staff accommodation
  • Accredited training provided via the Robert Oatley College
  • Staff perks - discounts on restaurants and activities!
  • Fantastic work culture and supportive community
  • Walk to work - forget city traffic 
  • Enjoy living and working on the doorstep of the Great Barrier Reef!

Job Details:

  • Full Time Position (40hrs/week). Working across a 7 day roster, including weekends and public holidays.
  • Shoalhaven Zoo is a family owned business operating on the South Coast of NSW displaying a mix of exotic and native animals.

About the Role:

  • Provide team support and assist to develop standard operating procedures reflective of the highest industry animal welfare standards
  • Work closely with the Senior Keeper and other Keeping Staff to ensure accountability for Daily Reporting for compliance purposes
  • Ensure the safety of animals, guests and staff at all times by following HIE policy and procedures
  • Stay up to date with husbandry and training information regarding the animals held in the Wildlife Park collection
  • Ensure sufficient feed supplies for animals, as per SOP
  • Undertake the collection of koala leaf and macropod browse when required and/or if requested by senior keeper 
  • Report any animal welfare or illness concerns for appropriate personnel 
  • Work with senior management to continually develop new and innovative public activities that promote education and conservation 
  • Coach and assist fellow members of the team on animal care and procedures as per the industry standard 

About You:

  • Manual QLD Driver’s Licence 
  • Previous experience in similar role
  • Must hold or able to obtain Q-Fever vaccination
  • Must hold or able to obtain tetanus vaccination
  • Tertiary qualifications in animal husbandry/zoology or have relevant experience or qualifications in captive animal management with a strong background in Australian Mammals
  • Exceptional interpersonal and team building skills
  • Must demonstrate a passion for promoting awareness of native Australian fauna and flora
  • Ability to satisfy the requirements of a QLD Working with Children Check 
  • Must hold or be able to obtain First Aid Certificate
  • Ability to train others in handling/presentation of lethal hazardous animals where appropriate

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