Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Elephant Keeper

Elephant Keeper - Trail of the Elephants
Melbourne Zoo

Appointment may be made at Trade Keeper Level

  • Successful and growing Asian Elephant management and breeding program
  • Committed Protected Contact program for elephant management and training

We are seeking an experienced and qualified Elephant Keeper to join this thriving department at this unique and exciting time. We are making vital contributions to the regional breeding program and you will be working work with cows, calves and a breeding bull.

This key position will continue the development and evolution of Zoos Victoria's elephant program, with the target of providing best practice animal care in a holistic environment. Candidates will require significant elephant experience, including protected contact experience. You will also require a high level of competency in handling elephants, and an understanding of traditional and progressive training techniques.

Candidates are highly motivated, energetic and cooperative team members. It is essential to possess well developed interpersonal and presentation skills, demonstrated experience in imparting messages and the ability to engage the general public. Candidates must have proven experience with elephant introductions, dynamic herd relationships, variable age structure, training for medical behaviours, vigorous animal exercise management and maintaining a challenging enrichment program. Experience in semen collection, artificial insemination conditioning, and birth/calf management is highly desirable.

As part of the Melbourne Zoo Animal Husbandry Team, you will be required to work a roster across a 7-day week, including weekends and public holidays, be capable of completing highly physical work on a daily basis, and hold a valid Australian driver's license or ability to attain one.

For more information on this role, please go to www.zoo.org.au/hr Please submit a maximum 2-page cover letter, and resume by clicking on the "Apply" link below.

Please submit a maximum 2-page cover letter, and resume by clicking on the "Apply" link below.

If you have any questions about this role, please contact Precinct Manager, Dominic Moss on (03) 9285 9396, dmoss@zoo.org.au 

Applications close Friday 21st March 2014

Location        Melbourne
Work Type:        FullTime
Applications Close On:        21/03/2014  17:00
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