Full Time Keeper

Hunter Valley Wildlife Park

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 zookeepers to join our hard-working Animal Care team. The position require flexibility, as we are a small park keepers may 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.

Successful candidates will have a sound knowledge of animal behaviour, experience with training and conditioning, excellent observation skills, a passion for enrichment, good presentation skills, experience with record keeping systems and the ability to carry out the highest level of Animal Husbandry. 

Criteria:
- Minimum of two years’ experience working in the animal care industry
- Ability to be flexible and work within a small team
- Animal husbandry knowledge
- Experience working with a range of taxa
- Cert 3 in captive animal management or equivalent  
- Great work ethic
- Excellent customer service and presentation skills
- Experience in training and conditioning
- Basic maintenance 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 30th September 2022. 

Hunter Valley Wildlife Park is a fully COVID-19 vaccinated workplace. Please include a copy of your covid vaccination certificate with your application or be prepared to provide it on interview request.

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 www.huntervalleyzoo.com.au