Friday, August 20, 2010

Zoo Vacancy -Team Leader; Birds and Reptiles

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Team Leader Roles (AZ and MZ)

The Team Leaders report to the Curator, with 4 based in Adelaide (AZ) and 2 based at Monarto (MZ). Each has two Senior Keepers who report directly and a team of around ten in total. Responsible for the day to day operations of the department you will have a strong focus on leading and managing the team, providing excellent animal husbandry, promotion of exciting visitor experiences and conservation involvement and outcomes. Organisational skills and some planning experience/ability are essential to the role. We are seeking proven team players/managers who can take our husbandry programmes and visitor experiences to new heights. These are “hands on” positions that include at least three days a week on section assisting with husbandry and developing team skills and abilities. Positions vacant are:

TL1 Team Leader; Birds and Reptiles (AZ)
Adelaide Zoo is renowned for its substantial bird collection and reptile husbandry ability. The section has over 1200 specimens of birds and 170 reptiles, including a number of conservation programme species. The combination of these two sections is a new approach and we are seeking a leader who can work closely with the Director and Curator to align the collection to the strategic goals including conservation, exciting visitor experiences and education for both visitors and fellow husbandry staff across the region.
Position Summaries available from;  

Applications, by resume and covering letter, addressing required criteria to:  by 12:00 noon Friday 10th September.

Job descriptions and application guidance will be placed on the Website early next week, as soon as they are finalised.

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