Team Leader

at Ungulates Tātaki Auckland Unlimited
Published June 22, 2024
Location Auckland, New Zealand
Category Admin and Clerical  
Job Type Full-time  
NZD $70, 125 to NZD $94,875


Team Leader Ungulates Tātaki Auckland Unlimited location Auckland. NZD $70, 125 to NZD $94,875.

The opportunity Team Leader (Ungulates) | Permanent Full-time Position 40 hours per week, location Auckland Zoo.

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. Auckland Zoo's mission is to ‘Bring people together to build a future for wildlife'.

Through science, learning & training, and strengthening our relationship with Te Ao Māori, we strive for excellence in animal care & welfare, conserve wildlife in the wild and nurture a lifelong connection with nature to enhance the well-being of our communities.

We have a rare opportunity for a dedicated Team Leader to oversee staff, facilities, and animals for the Ungulates section. The role involves managing animal welfare and husbandry, a team of talented keepers, and associated infrastructure while ensuring an exceptional visitor experience.

The Team Leader will promote a science-based approach to husbandry and all other operations, support the development and implementation of field conservation skills and opportunities for their team, and align all section activities and objectives with the Animal Care & Conservation department and Auckland Zoo strategic goals. Note this position will be required to work some weekends and public holidays.

About you the successful candidate will have demonstrated leadership and team building skills, able to communicate and motivate staff to achieve agreed objectives, proactively manage staff performance and resolve conflict.

A degree in a relevant field (biological/conservation sciences) and/or Certificate in Zookeeping (minimum) or equivalent qualification(s), and/or demonstrable relevant professional achievements which illustrate the application of scientific principles.

An understanding of and commitment to the broad and growing role of a good modern zoo in conservation, science, and community wellbeing. Knowledge of environmental issues facing New Zealand and a commitment to supporting the development of field conservation opportunities for staff across the mammal department. Minimum ten (10) years' experience within a Zoo and/or other relevant fields.

What we offer salary range NZD $70,125.00 - NZD $94,875.00 per annum based on skillset and experience. There is also an ever-growing range of discounts and partnership benefits.

Benefits you will be working for an organisation with a conscience means having a role that has a positive impact on the world. We are a fun and enthusiastic team, who thrive in this challenging and rewarding area and who work in innovative areas on an international level.