Job vacancies


Thank you for the interest in employment opportunities at Orana Wildlife Park. The zoo industry in which we operate is very dynamic and we seek passionate people to work as part of our team. Any position vacancies we have are listed below.

 

 

 

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senior reception and retail assistant

 

We are seeking to employ a suitably skilled person for a key senior permanent full-time front-line position. You will need to be a highly driven and energetic individual, able to show initiative, with a passion for wildlife.

 

This is a diverse role responsible for providing a high level of customer service and ensuring that quality information is delivered to visitors on entering the Park. The main responsibilities include greeting visitors, admission ticketing, promoting key products and merchandise as well as answering ‘overflow’ phone calls. Close liaison with other staff members will be essential to ensure that all front-line requirements are met.

 

The successful applicant must possess the following attributes:

  •  Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to motivate a team
  • Good experience in cash handling and retail sales
  • Outstanding customer service and people skills
  • A team player with a “can do” attitude and attention to detail
  • Experience in merchandising to maximise sales
  • A positive, polite and friendly personality
  • A passion for conservation and the aims of the Trust

 

The position has a working week of Sunday to Thursday initially while undergoing training. Hours of work are 9:30am to 5:30pm (37.5 hours per week). It is envisioned that once trained, this position will move to a rotating roster, which will involve having a permanent week-day off and every second weekend off.

 

If you wish to apply, you can view a position application pack here, then we invite you to complete an application form, alternatively request an application pack by phone 03 359 7109 or email info@oranawildlifepark.co.nz.  All applications must be submitted on the official application form by Monday 9th May 2022. Applications can be emailed to info@oranawildlifepark.co.nz or posted to: Retail and Reception Manager, Orana Wildlife Park, PO Box 5130, Christchurch 8542. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.


animal keeper - exotic mammal section

We have a fantastic opportunity for suitably skilled person to join our dedicated Exotic Species animal keeping team; we are seeking to employ an Animal Keeper. You will need to be a highly driven and energetic person with a passion for wildlife/ animal care and public education.

 

The ideal applicant will possess the following skills and attributes:

  • A minimum of two years animal husbandry experience.
  • Experience caring for a variety of species.
  • Responsible mature attitude and team player.
  • Good communication, with a professional approach to visitors.
  • A background in training/conditioning animals is desirable.
  • High level of physical fitness (heavy lifting will be required).
  • Good practical and maintenance skills, e.g. exhibit maintenance, fence maintenance, electric fence repairs, etc.
  • A qualification in zoo keeping (or similar) would be considered an advantage.

 

Duties will include:

  • Providing daily care and welfare to a variety of animals.
  • Involvement in zoo-based breeding programmes.
  • Implementing behavioural enrichment programmes.
  • Training and conditioning for health checks.
  • Conducting fun, informative presentations to educate visitors on the plight of exotic fauna.
  • Animal observations and record keeping.
  • Maintaining animal enclosures and exhibits.

 

 

The working week for the position is to be determined and will involve working full time, 40 hours per week. This work roster may include working one or both weekend days. Hours of work are 8:30am to 5:00pm. Salary will be in accordance with skills and experience.

 

If you wish to apply, you can view a position application pack here, then we invite you to complete an application form, alternatively request an application pack by phone 03 359 7109 or email info@oranawildlifepark.co.nz.  All applications must be submitted on the official application form by 5pm, Friday 6th May 2022 by either email or posting to: Manager of Exotic Species, Orana Wildlife Park, PO Box 5130, Christchurch 8542. We will review applications as they are received.


senior animal keeper - exotic mammal section

We have a fantastic opportunity for suitably skilled person to join our dedicated Exotic Species animal keeping team; we are seeking to employ a Senior Animal Keeper. You will need to be a highly driven and energetic person with a passion for wildlife/ animal care and public education.

 

The ideal applicant will possess the following skills and attributes:

  • A minimum of five years animal husbandry experience in a zoo setting.
  • Experience caring for a variety of species.
  • Proven ability to supervise and train other keeping staff.
  • Experience in nutritional planning, breeding plan implementation, animal introductions and/ or exhibit design.
  • Responsible mature attitude and team player.
  • Good communication, with a professional approach to visitors.
  • A background in training/conditioning animals is desirable.
  • High level of physical fitness (heavy lifting will be required).
  • Good practical and maintenance skills, e.g. exhibit maintenance, fence maintenance, electric fence repairs, etc.
  • A qualification in zoo keeping (or similar) would be considered an advantage.

 

Duties will include:

  • Supervision of other animal keepers and work experience students.
  • Providing daily care and welfare to a variety of animals.
  • Involvement in zoo-based breeding programmes.
  • Implementing behavioural enrichment programmes.
  • Training and conditioning for health checks.
  • Conducting fun, informative presentations to educate visitors on the plight of exotic fauna.
  • Animal observations and record keeping.
  • Maintaining animal enclosures and exhibits.

 

The working week for the position is to be determined and will involve working full time, 40 hours per week. This work roster may include working one or both weekend days. Hours of work are 8:30am to 5:00pm. Salary will be in accordance with skills and experience.

 

If you wish to apply, you can view a position application pack here, then we invite you to complete an application form, alternatively request an application pack by phone 03 359 7109 or email info@oranawildlifepark.co.nz.  All applications must be submitted on the official application form by 5pm, Friday 6th May 2022 by either email or posting to: Manager of Exotic Species, Orana Wildlife Park, PO Box 5130, Christchurch 8542. We will review applications as they are received.