Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Casual Keepers - Taronga Western Plains Zoo

Casual Keepers - Taronga Western Plains Zoo

An exciting opportunity exists for committed and motivated individuals with a strong work ethic, and sound animal management knowledge and experience to join our Life Sciences team at Taronga Western Plains Zoo (TWPZ).

Embracing all aspects of the Life Sciences division, the successful applicants will possess:

• Qualifications in Zoo Keeping (or related disciplines) or enrolled in Certificate III in Captive Animals.

• Knowledge and experience in captive animal husbandry.

• Experience with animal training and conditioning techniques with either large ungulates, carnivores or primates.

• Possess a working knowledge of the biology and behaviour of a diverse range of species and their conservation needs.

• Demonstrated customer service and team work ethos.

• Demonstrated presentation and communication skills

• Hold a current manual NSW Class C Drivers Licence.

To obtain further information including a position description, selection criteria and an application form visit or contact Paul Metcalfe on (02) 6881 1458, or email

Applications should be sent to HR Officer, Taronga Conservation Society Australia, PO Box 831, Dubbo NSW 2830 by Friday 23 April 2010, quoting reference no 2010/14.

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