Food Preparation and Off display holding Full Time Keeper

Hunter Valley Wildlife Park

Food Preparation and Off display holding Full Time Keeper Position

Hunter Valley Wildlife Park is a privately-owned Wildlife Park which is located just two hours from Sydney in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales. We are looking for enthusiastic, passionate, and experienced zookeeper to join our hard-working Animal Care team. This position requires flexibility, as we are a small park, keepers may be required to work across multiple sections.

Hunter Valley Wildlife Park is home to a large collection of both native and exotic animals including Koalas, Tasmanian Devil, Lions, Giraffe, Binturong, Meerkats, Capybara, and a unique bird collection.

The Role:
The successful applicant will need to coordinate our busy food preparation area; prepare diets, organise orders and stock rotation and provide excellent husbandry to a range of species in off display holding enclosures. They should be self-motivated, with a high standard of cleanliness, the ability to work within timeframes, show initiative and follow company policies and procedures. This role also involves a range of meat preparation.

- Minimum of two years’ experience working in the animal care industry
- Ability to be flexible and work within a small team
- Animal husbandry knowledge; with experience working with a range of taxa
- Capture and handling experience 
- Cert 3 in captive animal management or equivalent  
- Food preparation experience 
- Stock rotation experience
- Great work ethic
- Excellent customer service and presentation skills
- Problem solving skills  
- Valid driver’s license
- Be an Australian resident; or have a permit to work within Australia

The position may require the successful applicant to work weekends and public holidays with days off during the week.  

If your skills and experience meet the above criteria, we encourage you to apply by sending your resume and cover letter to [email protected] before close of business on 21st August 2022. 

Hunter Valley Wildlife Park is a fully COVID-19 vaccinated workplace. Please include a copy of your Covid vaccination certificate with your application for it to be considered.

Hunter Valley Wildlife Park is an equal opportunity employer and consideration will be given to all applications.  However, due to the high level of applications, only those progressing to interview will be contacted.

For more information about Hunter Valley Zoo please visit