Keeper Carnivores

at Tātaki Auckland Unlimited
Published February 14, 2024
Location Auckland, New Zealand
Category Other  
Job Type Full-time  
59,977 - 69,574 per annum (skillset dependent)


Keeper Carnivores Tātaki Auckland Unlimited location Auckland. 59,977 - 69,574 per annum (skillset dependent).

The opportunity Auckland is a global city with stunning scenery, wonderful beaches, and sub-tropical islands. It is also a city with one of the most progressive zoos in the world. At Auckland Zoo, wildlife conservation and environmental sustainability are at the heart of everything we do.

Our mission is "to bring people together to build a future for wildlife" and we do this by providing exceptional care for wildlife, inspiring our community, conserving wildlife in wild places, and building a sustainable organisation.

This is a full-time position on the carnivore section at Auckland Zoo that includes working weekends and public holidays. This position would suit a candidate that can demonstrate experience and aptitude working with a variety of carnivore species. To read the full job description please click here: Keeper – Carnivores.

About you, you will work as part of the team responsible for the daily husbandry and management of the zoo's carnivore collection providing best practice husbandry through the demonstration of a sound understanding of the five domains of animal welfare and their relevance in a modern zoo.

Good team fit is essential, and the successful candidate will have strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to positively contribute to an efficient and high performing team. Strong organisational skills, with a proactive approach to your own learning and development, along with a solutions-focused approach to problem solving is a must.

To be considered for this role candidates should hold a Certificate in Captive Wildlife Management and/or relevant degree or experience. Have a current full New Zealand driver's license or be able to attain one. Preference will be given to experience with dangerous carnivores. In addition to this a high level of energy and physical fitness will enable you to meet the daily challenges of this role.

This is a great opportunity to join the Animal Care & Conservation team at Auckland Zoo and be part of an organisation that aims to focus the Zoo's resources to benefit conservation, and provide exciting visitor experiences, which inspire and empower people to take positive action for wildlife and the environment. The salary range for this role is broad and will depend on your skillset, qualifications and /or experience. 59,977k - 69,574k per annum.

Joining an Auckland Council organisation means being part of a dynamic and inclusive community dedicated to making a meaningful impact on our city and its people. With a commitment to professional development and a flexible work environment, we empower our employees to thrive. We have an ever-growing availability of discounts and partnership benefits.

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