Zoo keeper - Ungulates

Hamilton Zoo

Location: Hamilton City
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Applications Close: Open until filled

Set in 25 hectares of tranquil surroundings, Hamilton Zoo is home to more than 500 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 candidate will be a motivated team player 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 with preference to Zoo Ungulates. 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 position 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.

If this role sounds like it’s for you, we would love to hear from you. 

Make it happen and apply online today!

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.