Friday, August 28, 2009

Wellington Zoo - Fixed Term Keeper

Wellington Zoo - Fixed Term Keeper

Do you want to join a Zoo whose dream is to be the best little Zoo in the world?

Are you passionate about Herbivores?

Wellington Zoo is a treasure, housing significant populations of animals and plants and also employing a team of people who are passionate about conservation, education, research and recreation. The Zoo conserves precious species and raises awareness in the sustainability of ecosystems while promoting a keen interest and appreciation for wildlife. Some 180,000 people visit the Zoo each year.
Under the management of the Wellington Zoo Trust, the Zoo is heading in new and exciting directions. Our dream is to be the best Little Zoo in the World.

Due to a permanent member of staff taking maternity leave we are looking for a fixed term Keeper to work 40 hours per week from approximately 23 October 2009 until early November 2010.
The role will involve providing daily care to our animal Collection, predominantly our herbivore collection.

The successful applicant will have:
A National Certificate in Captive Wild Animals or equivalent qualification.

Experience in captive animal keeping and excellence in daily husbandry.

Knowledge and experience in behavioural and environmental enrichment techniques.

The ability to work with limited supervision, solve problems and work well in a team environment.

A passion for communicating with visitors and sharing our stories.

The ability to work on a roster that includes weekends and public holidays.

Good written and verbal communication skills.

To apply please email your covering letter, CV and completed application form to
or post it to Fixed Term Keeper Vacancy, c/- Wellington Zoo Trust, 200 Daniell Street, Newtown, Wellington 6021.

Please download an application form and job description here.

Applications must be received by 5pm Wednesday 9 September 2009.

For more information please e-mail:

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