Hamilton Zoo

Zoo Keeper

Are you Hamilton Zoo's next casual Zoo Keeper?
We're looking for a special kind of person to join our Hamilton Zoo team on a full time basis.  If you think this could be you, let’s talk.

For this role you must have:
an understanding of modern zoological best practice
A tertiary degree in animal behaviour or equivalent
the ability to work independently 
previous experience in animal husbandry

What's the salary?
The starting salary for this role is $55,000 per annum for a junior keeper and can be negotiated dependant on your experience level.

What will I be part of?
Set in 25 hectares and besides being a tourism and recreation park, Hamilton Zoo has committed to the conservation of animals and the environment by participating in various conservation and research projects, and by contributing to breeding programmes for endangered species.
You will be part of a passionate team, focussed on the care of our animals.
In addition to Zoo Keeping responsibilities you will also assist in keeping our grounds clean and tidy, through path blowing, garden maintenance etc.

This job is for you if:
You enjoy working as part of a team, but with the ability to work independently
Are available to work on a 7 day a week roster, to care for our animals
Have the stamina to meet a variety of mentally and physically demanding challenges
Exceptional communication skills and the ability to collaborate with your team members.
How to apply:
1. Read the position description
2. Click apply
3. Do the thing
4. Note that we’ll be shortlisting as we receive applications – so don’t muck around!

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.

Hamilton City Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture.

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

Location: Hamilton City
Employment Type:  Permanent
Applications Close: 21 August 2023