Thursday, January 28, 2016

Collection Development Coordinator

Collection Development Coordinator

Auckland Zoo is home to the largest collection of native and exotic animals in New Zealand.


Auckland Zoo, home to the largest collection of native and exotic animals in New Zealand, is taking a globally leading role in the collaborative One Plan approach to integrated conservation management of wildlife and aspires to become a Centre of Excellence in small population management. This newly established role will work closely with Life Sciences staff to apply the Zoo's conservation and welfare-focused Species Action Planning process for the species in its collection, ensuring plans are grounded in good science, supported by appropriate genetic and demographic analyses and understood by all relevant stakeholders.

Qualifications & experience required:

  • Minimum 5 years Zoo experience in a senior life sciences role
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Demonstrated team leadership and management experience
  • Extensive working knowledge and experience in use of animal records and population management software
  • Sound understanding of genetics and demographics as applied to small populations
  • Report and scientific writing skills
  • Attention to detail, methodical and deadline focused
  • Good time and personal workload management skills
  • Desirable
  • Post graduate degree in a biological science
  • Publications in peer reviewed journals
  • Group facilitation skills
  • Familiarity with reporting requirements of the Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA) and New Zealand Department of Conservation (DOC) managed programmes or equivalent.

Auckland zoo is looking for a team player to work alongside our curators, keepers, zoo vets and external stakeholders. You will be comfortable working with a diverse range of people so excellent written, listening and verbal communication skills are a must.

Please note that this role is deemed safety sensitive and will require a pre-employment drug test.

This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a knowledgeable, skilled and passionate team and make a major contribution to the future of wildlife at the cutting edge of conservation practice.

Applications for this role will close 24 February 2016 

Please mention ZooNews Digest should you apply for this post

Many Thanks

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