Senior Keeper

Shoalhaven Zoo

About us
Shoalhaven Zoo is a privately owned zoo on the South Coast of NSW and is home to a mix of exotic and native animals. We are a small and dedicated team with each individual staff member making their position their own. We believe in working with people’s strengths to create the best working environment possible, meaning that for the motivated individual that there is no limit as to what you can achieve at Shoalhaven Zoo. 

The Position
The position available at the Shoalhaven Zoo is a senior keeping position working with the zoo’s entire animal collection. Full Time Position (40hrs/week). Working across a 7 day roster, including weekends and public holidays.

Duties include
Daily husbandry of animals in all sections of the zoo 
Presentations and conducting private experiences
Basic animal diet preparation 
General exhibit maintenance (raking, mulching, hosing, minor repairs etc)

Essential Criteria
Cert III in captive animal management or equivalent 
Minimum 2 yrs paid keeping experience
Animal record keeping skills
Ability to work a rotating roster
Working with Children Check 
Manual Drivers license

Desirable Criteria
Firearms License
First Aid Certificate
Experience with big cats and /or venomous snakes /or giraffes
Mature minded person

About you
You are willing to, not only achieve general zoo keeping and animal dietary needs, but someone who enjoys job satisfaction in daily tasks that would enhance the aesthetics within the zoo’s environment. 
To fit in this position a ‘can do’ attitude is a must, as well as the ability to work independently and manage your own time with realistic expectations and outcomes. 
If you are confident in yourself and your abilities as a keeper, please send your cover letter outlining your suitability and your CV to:

Nicholas Schilko  –   [email protected]
Applications close 5.00 pm on Friday, 16th September 2022