Friday, December 23, 2011

Senior Keeper Reptiles

Senior Keeper Reptiles

Wellington Zoo is a treasure, housing significant populations of animals, plants and people who are passionate about conservation, education and recreation. A magical place of learning and fun, our goal is to leave visitors with a sense of wonder and respect for nature, and a belief in the need for a sustainable co-existence between wildlife and people. Our dream is to be the best little zoo in the world.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for someone to join our Life Science team as a full time permanent (40 hours per week) Senior Keeper of Reptiles. Reporting to the Team Leader Reptiles, the successful applicant will be responsible for the daily care and management of a variety of reptile and invertebrate species and habitats within the Zoo’s animal collection. Visitor engagement is an essential component of this role and as such requires a 'people person' with a can do attitude.

To be considered for this opportunity you will need to have:

A National Certificate in Captive Wild Animals or equivalent qualification.

Three year’s experience in reptile keeping and husbandry, enclosure design and invertebrate experience would be desirable.

Knowledge of behavioural and environmental enrichment techniques.

The ability to work with limited supervision, solve problems and work well in a team environment.

The flexibility to work on a roster that includes weekends and public holidays.

Good written and verbal communication skills.

Application form

To apply please email your covering letter, CV and completed application form to or post to Zoo Keeper Vacancy, C/- Wellington Zoo Trust, 200 Daniell Street, Newtown, Wellington 6021.

Applications must be received by 12 noon, Tuesday 10 January 2012

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