Monday, December 5, 2011

Elephant Keepers

Elephant Keepers
Taronga Zoo

Are you an experienced Elephant Keeper?

Do you have experience working in a free contact elephant program?

Do you have solid team work and communication skills?

Taronga Zoo is looking for 3 x permanent Keepers to work in our Elephant free contact program within the Exotic Fauna Precinct. The Elephant Unit currently manages eight Asian Elephants on site at Taronga Zoo.

Successful candidates will demonstrate their ability to:

• Work safely and effectively in a free contact program
• Provide a high level of quality elephant husbandry and training
• Teach and mentor junior staff
• Work successfully and positively within a team

Our ideal candidates will have significant experience working free contact with elephants, possess a detailed knowledge of elephant behaviour and biology and will have good team work, communication and mentoring skills. The position works ten days, including one weekend, per fortnight. If you have significant elephant knowledge and free contact experience, you are highly encouraged to apply for this opportunity.

To review a copy of the position description, please visit the careers page of

All applications for these positions must be made through Jobs NSW, searching for keyword 'Taronga' or job reference number 00000PSZ. Please ensure you answer all selection criteria in detail as well as attach a current CV and cover letter.

For any further information, please contact Amanda Everett at  or 02 9978 4768.

Closing date for applications is 18th December

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