Permanent - Full Time
Hamilton Zoo is entering a new phase of growth and development.
To enhance our focus on the conservation of rare species, and providing an interesting and enjoyable experience to our more than 120,000 visitors a year, we're looking for new leaders to inspire and manage our team of committed zoo professionals.
One of our two vacant management positions is Zoo Curator.
The Zoo Curator will be responsible for developing, implementing and managing our animal collection, and leading our zoo's involvement in conservation, including crucial international species breeding programmes.
You will oversee the work of our Team Leaders, providing specialised advice on animal husbandry and welfare, managed breeding programmes, exhibit development, species composition for new exhibits and long-range plans.
When our zoo is involved in the transfer of an animal, you will take the lead role, including gaining all the relevant permits. Your knowledge of animal enclosures will be extensive, as you will have responsibility for managing the required standards and liaising with relevant agencies on how our animals are contained.
Your understanding of zoo and animal management compliance will extend to the relevant legislation which governs the sector in New Zealand.
This is a senior position for an experienced, qualified, committed and knowledgeable zoo industry professional. You will report to the Zoo Director, with our Vet Nurse, Animal Records Officer and our students and interns all in your charge.
Hamilton Zoo is owned and operated by Hamilton City Council, which is committed to making Hamilton New Zealand's third city economy and the most attractive option for families searching for a great lifestyle.
If this role sounds like it’s for you, we would love to hear from you.
Please note this role is being sourced directly and we are not accepting applications via external recruitment agencies.
Location: Hamilton, New Zealand
Closing Date: Friday, 19 August 2016
Independent International Zoo Consultant