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Ectotherm Keeper | Auckland Zoo

Advertiser: Auckland CouncilMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
11 Aug 2019
Auckland, Waitakere & West Auckland
Work Type
Full Time
Farming, Animals & Conservation, Conservation, Parks & Wildlife

  • Rare chance to work at one of the world's most ambitious and conservation-focused zoos
  • Care for a diverse collection of native and exotic reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and fish
  • Multiple positions available 

He angitūtanga: The opportunity

This is an opportunity to join the Life Sciences team and be part of an organization that is proud of its contribution to the conservation of species and their habitats in New Zealand and abroad.
The Ectotherm Keeper works as part of a team responsible for the daily husbandry and management of a diverse range of native reptiles, frogs, fish and invertebrate species - including tuatara, Otago and chevron skinks, Archey's frog, long-fin eels and giant weta - as well as exotic species such as American alligators, Galapagos tortoises, Australian lizards and bird-eating spiders. 

He kōrero mōu: About you

To be successful in this role, you will have:
•    A recognised qualification in captive animal management and/or tertiary qualification in zoology/biology
•    Experience with innovative husbandry and management for a range of reptile and other relevant species
•    High attention to detail
•    Strong organisational skills and a keen desire to learn
•    Driver's licence 

Auckland Zoo has an extensive field conservation programme, so the successful candidate may be expected to spend time working on conservation projects in the field. An interest in and aptitude for fieldwork is therefore essential and prior relevant experience would be an advantage.

Public speaking is part of every keeper's role, so we are also looking for a confident communicator who can demonstrate their passion for wildlife and inspire visitors through informal talks and animal encounters.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

This is a fantastic opportunity to progress your career - are you ready to do something wild every day?
There are multiple positions available, including a full time permanent position, two three-month & a six-month full-time fixed term contract, positions dependant on experience.

Applications close Sunday, 25 August at 11.59pm

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

This position is deemed a safety sensitive position and will require pre-employment drug testing.

Auckland Council is committed to the protection and wellbeing of children. A component of this role involves interaction with children so, as a part of the assessment of candidates, we will require Police Vetting of candidates to ensure we are providing a safe environment for children. This requirement complies with the Vulnerable Children Act.

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