Wildlife Keeper – Multi-Species Team | Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo

At Auckland Zoo, our mission is “to bring people together to build a future for wildlife.” We achieve this by providing exceptional animal care, inspiring our community, conserving wildlife in wild places, and operating sustainably. We’re looking for passionate and adaptable wildlife keepers to join our dynamic animal care teams. Apply now for Wildlife Keeper – Multi-Species Team | Auckland Zoo

Location: Auckland CBD, Auckland, New Zealand

Job Type: Casual/Vacation

Salary: $26 – $28.84 per hour (skillset dependent)

The Opportunity:

As a casual wildlife keeper, you’ll play a vital role in ensuring the well-being of a diverse range of animal species. Your days will be varied and rewarding, as you contribute to the zoo’s conservation efforts and help create unforgettable experiences for our visitors.

Wildlife Keeper Key Responsibilities:

  • Animal Husbandry: Provide daily care for a variety of animals, including feeding, cleaning enclosures, and monitoring health and behavior.
  • Team Collaboration: Work collaboratively with other keepers and zoo staff to maintain a high standard of animal welfare and visitor engagement.
  • Conservation: Actively contribute to the zoo’s conservation programs, both on-site and in the wild.
  • Education: Engage with visitors, sharing your knowledge and passion for wildlife conservation.

About You:

We’re seeking individuals with a genuine love for animals and a strong commitment to their well-being. You should be adaptable, eager to learn, and comfortable working with a range of species.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Animal Care Experience: Proven experience in animal husbandry, ideally in a zoo or similar environment.
  • Education: Certificate in Captive Wildlife Management or a relevant degree (preferred).
  • Teamwork: Excellent teamwork and communication skills.
  • Initiative: Self-motivated and able to work independently when needed.
  • Valid Driver’s License: Full New Zealand driver’s license suitable for manual vehicles.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive Hourly Rate: $26 – $28.84 per hour depending on experience.
  • Meaningful Work: Contribute to the well-being of animals and the conservation of wildlife.
  • Learning Opportunities: Continuous professional development and training.
  • Fun and Supportive Team: Join a passionate and dedicated team of animal care professionals.

How to Apply:

If you’re excited about this opportunity to make a difference for wildlife, please submit your application by 11:59 pm on Friday, June 21st, 2024. Include a tailored cover letter highlighting your passion and experience.

For inquiries, contact: gina.seward@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Tātaki Auckland Unlimited is an equal-opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion.


To apply for this job please visit careers.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.

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