Saturday, November 17, 2012

Animal Keepers

Animal Keepers

Orana Wildlife Park
(2 Exotic Positions; 1 Carnivore, 1 Ungulate)

Orana Wildlife Park, New Zealand’s only open range zoo, is seeking to employ two suitably skilled people for the above positions. Duties for these positions will include:
  • Daily husbandry for a variety of animals.
  • Involvement in breeding and behavioural enrichment programmes.
  • Public keeper talks at feeding times.
  • Animal observation and record keeping.
  • Maintenance of animal enclosures.
Applicants should possess the following skills and attributes:
  • Two years animal husbandry experience and/or Unitec “Care of Captive Wild Animals” certificate.
  • Responsible mature attitude and team player.
  • Good communication and customer service skills.
  • High level of physical fitness.
  • Good practical skills, for example fencing and irrigation repair work.
The working week varies for each position and is outlined in the application pack. Each position will involve working at least one weekend day each week. Hours of work for both positions are 8:00am to 5:30pm. Salary will be in accordance with skills and experience.
If you wish to apply, then we invite you to request an application pack by telephone (03 359 7109) or email ( All applications must be submitted on the official application form included in the pack by 5 pm, Monday 19 November 2012 and should be emailed to or posted to: The Animal Collection Manager, Orana Wildlife Park, P O Box 5130, Christchurch 8542.

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