Large Carnivore Keeper

Tasmania Zoo

Location: Tasmania Zoo
Employment Type:  Full time
Applications Close: 17 July 2020

LARGE CARNIVORE KEEPER

At Tasmania Zoo, we know that keepers are passionate about nature and animals – and not just the ones they work with! Our natural state is renowned for an abundance of unique wildlife, beautiful scenery and a more relaxed pace of life. As a ZAA Animal Welfare Accredited member we participate in regional and international conservation programs; and are in an active growth phase as our zoo family continues to expand with new species.

THE POSITION

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced large carnivore keeper to join our dedicated team. The successful applicant will work with Caracal, Serval, Cheetah, Sumatran Tiger, Lion and African Painted Dog. As a small team this role will require flexibility and you may be required to work across our extensive collection at times. This is a full-time keeping position involving a high standard of care, training and conditioning, exhibit maintenance/landscaping, food preparation and keeper presentations. Hours are 5 days per week, 7.6hrs daily including weekends and public holidays, salary dependent on experience.

ESSENTIAL QUALITIES

- Minimum 3 years working within a captive animal facility with carnivores
- Certificate 3 in Captive Animal Management or similar
- Initiative
- Motivated
- Hard worker
- High level of physical fitness
- Customer service skills
- Time management skills
- Basic maintenance skills
- Meat processing experience
- Team player
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
- Full drivers’ licence (manual preferred)
- Firearms licence (or ability to obtain)
- Available for immediate start
If you are a hard-working person with a genuine interest in making a difference for animals and conservation, we would like to hear from you.
Please submit your resume and cover letter outlining skills and experience to zoo@tasmaniazoo.com.au by c.o.b Friday 17th July 2020.
Please note: Position readvertised due to COVID-19 restrictions, please re-apply if interested. Only applicants short listed will be contacted.