Zoo Keeper, Woodlands - Full Time

Territory Wildlife Park

Information for applicants – inclusion and diversity and Special Measures recruitment plans
The NTPS values diversity. The NTPS encourages people from all diversity groups to apply for vacancies and accommodates people with
disability by making reasonable workplace adjustments. If you require an adjustment for the recruitment process or job, please discuss
this with the contact officer. For more information about applying for this position and the merit process, go to the OCPE website.
Under the agency’s Special Measures recruitment plan eligible Aboriginal applicants will be granted priority consideration for this
vacancy. For more information on Special Measures plans, go to the OCPE website.

Primary objective
Under the leadership of the Specialist Keeper – Woodlands - assist with general zoo keeping duties associated with the daily animal
husbandry and welfare of the Woodland’s animal collection and research projects and deliver formal and informal encounters to achieve
environmental awareness, education and visitor appreciation.

Context statement
The Woodlands section is one of the primary attractions of the Territory Wildlife Park – providing an immersive macropod experience,
animal encounters and maintaining a diverse range of taxa for breeding, conservation programs and display.

Key duties and responsibilities
1. Assist with the day-to-day section requirements of the Woodland section including animal welfare and husbandry, rearing of rescued
animals, animal rehabilitation, breeding and research programs.
2. Assist with section maintenance and general landscaping of large and small scale areas.
3. Assist with the capture, handling and transportation of captive and wild animals.
4. Engage park visitors, provide daily presentations and work within a team.
5. Prepare daily section reports and spreadsheets.
6. Operate within a strong safety culture and follow defined Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) policies and procedures.

Selection criteria
Essential
1. Possess a thorough understanding and have experience working with a range of native animals in a habitat-based zoological
environment, an understanding of hand-rearing implications and a passion for research and breeding programs.
2. Understand the principles of acclimatising and integrating new individuals into established groups including multi species enclosures
and possess a sound understanding of the ZAA requirements of animal welfare and the principals of captive husbandry.
3. Demonstrated ability to work in a role which requires physical exertion in a hot and humid environment and engage park visitors
through “hands on” wildlife experiences and daily presentations.
4. Demonstrated ability to follow instruction, work within a small dynamic team, support productive working relationships, apply
initiative and use common sense.
5. Demonstrated ability to work in a role which requires physical exertion in a hot and humid environment, work rostered weekends
and public holidays.
6. Sound written and oral communication skills and an ability to prepare daily section reports and spreadsheets.
7. Current NT ‘C’ class driver’s licence and Working with Children Clearance Notice (Ochre Card).
Desirable
1. Possess a certificate in captive animal management from a recognised institution.
2. Venomous snake handling.

Further Information
Australian Bat Lyssavirus vaccination is required for this position as the incumbent will be handling bats.

Ongoing commencing 01/10/2022

Salary: $52,728 - $62,697

Location: Berry Springs

Apply online: https://jobs.nt.gov.au/Home/JobDetails?rtfId=245419

Applications close c.o.b 3 August 2022