Wednesday, April 20, 2011



Adelaide Zoo, based within Adelaide’s CBD, is one of the leading tourist destinations in South Australia and has a well-deserved reputation as a leader in conservation of endangered species.


(Full-Time, Permanent Role)

Summary of Responsibilities

The ability to work well in a team, excellent communication skills and previous experience in delivering public presentations is essential. Training and conditioning experience will be advantageous. The Senior Keeper is expected to provide basic day to day management and direction within their team. As such previous relevant experience in managing a small team is required, proven leadership skills are essential and relevant qualifications would be highly regarded.

This position is focussed on the daily operations and husbandry aspects of our carnivore collection, and as such applicants must have proven carnivore husbandry experience.

How to Apply

The position description can be obtained from the Website

Applications are by CV and a covering letter; marked with ‘Senior Carnivore Keeper’ to; Please ensure that your application covers the following;

  • Carnivore Husbandry experience
  • Management Skills and Abilities

CLOSING DATE: 12 Noon, Friday 6th May 2011

INTERVIEWS: Week commencing 9th May 2011

Zoos South Australia (ZSA) is a non-profit conservation charity. We provide conservation education, as well as supporting and conducting many conservation, breeding and research programmes. As part of our conservation efforts we run Adelaide and Monarto Zoos. We work within the WAZA guidelines for the ethical treatment of animals.

ZSA is involved in a variety of conservation activities, including direct co-ordination and management of threatened species programs to field support and captive breeding for release to the wild, as well as conservation education programs. To encompass its increasing range of conservation activities, the RZSSA has developed Conservation Ark, its integrated science and conservation arm.


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