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Penguin Keeper

Advertiser: Merlin Entertainments GroupMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
9 Jul 2018
Auckland, Auckland Central
Work Type
Farming, Animals & Conservation, Conservation, Parks & Wildlife

Penguin Keeper

Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE Aquarium, 23 Tamaki Dr; Orakei
Auckland, AUCKLAND, New Zealand
New Zealand


Are you passionate about Animal husbandry? Would you like to work for one of Auckland’s star attractions ensuring that our animals receive the highest level of care and our guests have a magical experience? Then we could have the ideal role for you. We currently have a Casual Penguin Keeper vacancy within our team at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s Auckland.


About the Role

As a Penguin Keeper you will be responsible for assisting with the day to day care and management of the penguin species, their exhibit and life support system.

Your duties include but are not limited to

  • Providing a suitable environment for our penguins which offers excellent welfare.
  • Meeting all husbandry requirements of the penguins including cleaning, dietary, veterinary and breeding requirements.
  • Observation and maintaining a high standard of record keeping.
  • Conducting feeding presentations and educational talks to visitors as required.
  • Maintaining a clean and safe working environment.

About You

The ideal candidate for this role will be passionate about and have an understanding of animals and will display commitment, loyalty and a strong work ethic. Animal husbandry experience/ knowledge would be a definite advantage, in addition to physical fitness as some heavy lifting will be involved.


About Us

We are MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS, Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator. Merlin operates 106 attractions, eight hotels and three holiday villages in 23 countries and across four continents. We aim to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to our 54 million visitors worldwide, through our iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of our managers and more than 26,000 employees. Why do we do it? For the love of FUN!!!!!!

We are all about creating memorable experiences for our guests through animal experiences, fascinating animal facts and offering mementos of your visit. There’s also a strong conservation message threaded through our experience which is a core value for all our team.

If you love animals, feel passionate about conservation and love sharing your enthusiasm with others then we could have the job for you.

So if you are a team player who is vibrant and passionate about creating memorable experiences in a great company and team who Love What We Do, we want to hear from you!

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