Monday, March 26, 2012

FULL-TIME KEEPER: Reptile Keeper (Native Fauna Team)


FULL-TIME KEEPER: Reptile Keeper (Native Fauna Team)

Zoos South Australia is in a phase of new organisational restructure and conservation vision. A key driver in this structure has been to highlight the important role that native species play in supporting our vision. This position is to be based at Adelaide Zoo, within the Native Fauna Team. This team comprises of a dedicated bird section, native mammal section and reptile section.

We currently have a need for an experienced reptile keeper, with advanced venomous handling skills. Having experience working within other recognized Zoological institutions is essential. The applicant will play a vital role in development of the reptile section, providing training to staff, assisting with collection development, and exhibit design. The team supports various conservation programs, in-situ and ex-situ, and there is a potential for all staff to become involved in field work to support these programmes. Experience working in the field will be advantageous.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the daily operations and husbandry aspects of the collection within the reptile section. The applicant must also have the ability to work well in a team, have excellent communication skills and the ability to deliver public presentations.

How to apply Position Summaries available from;

ALL APPLICANTS: Please forward your resume, cover letter, and application form addressing the required criteria.

Applications to;  by Tuesday 10th April 2012

Please Read the Job and Person Specification


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