Friday, August 20, 2010

Zoo Vacancy - Team Leader; Primates and Ungulates

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Team Leader; Primates and Ungulates  

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:

TL4 Team Leader; Primates and Ungulates (AZ)
Based at Adelaide Zoo, this position is focussed largely on primates; from Orang-utans to Squirrel Monkeys. The section also includes: Tapirs, Meerkats and Giraffe. Most of the exhibits on this section are relatively modern but some display challenges remain. A proven ability with training/conditioning and enrichment programmes is essential and experience with linking ex and in-situ programmes would be an advantage. Behind the Scenes Experiences and visitor presentations are an important part of the daily routine on this section.
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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