Friday, August 20, 2010

Zoo Vacancy - Team Leader; Ungulates and Carnivores

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Team Leader; Ungulates and Carnivores

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:

TL5 Team Leader; Ungulates and Carnivores (MZ)
Based at Monarto Zoo, in an open plains environment, you will manage a wide variety of carnivores and ungulates. The team face particular challenges with the management of their species and have to adopt some unique approaches to training/conditioning and enrichment. There is a substantial focus on exciting visitor experiences including drive through bus experiences and Keeper presentations with the likes of cheetah and white rhino. We aim to be a regional leader in open range ungulate husbandry and species husbandry of carnivores such as Cheetah, Lions, Hyena and Wild Dogs. For this position we are seeking a proven team player/manager who can take our husbandry programmes and visitor experiences to new heights.
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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