Friday, December 11, 2009

Fixed Term Keeper - Wellington Zoo Trust

Want to join a Zoo who’s dream is to be the best little Zoo in the world?

Wellington Zoo is a treasure, housing significant populations of animals, plants and people who are passionate about conservation, education and recreation. Some 180,000 people visit the Zoo each year. The Zoo conserves precious species and raises awareness of the human contribution to both the destruction and sustainability of ecosystems.

Under the management of the Wellington Zoo Trust, the Zoo is heading in new and exciting directions. The Trust’s vision is for the Zoo to be a magical place of learning and fun, bringing animals in their environments and people who visit together.

We are looking for a fixed term Keeper to work 8 hours per week until December 2010. The role will involve providing daily care to our Possums as part of a research programme.

The successful applicant will have:

Experience in captive animal keeping and daily husbandry.

Knowledge of behavioural and environmental enrichment techniques.

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

A National Certificate in Captive Wild Animals. Equivalent qualification or experience

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

Good written and verbal communication skills.

Please download the application form and job description here.

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
New Zealand.

Applications must be received by 12pm Wednesday, 23 December 2009.

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