Monday, February 22, 2010

Animal Keeper - Wellington Zoo

Animal Keeper - Wellington Zoo

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 permanent full time Keeper who would like to provide daily care to our collection.

The successful applicant will have:

  • A National Certificate in Captive Wild Animals or equivalent qualification.

  • 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.

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

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

Applications must be received by 12pm Friday, 5 March 2010

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

Please download the application form and job description here.

For more information please e-mail:

Please visit Zoo News Digest

Please mention you saw this vacancy on the Zoo News Digest Job site should you apply for the post. Many thanks - Peter

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