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Wildlife Job Vacancies | Orana Wildlife Park

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. 

 

 

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senior animal keepers - exotic Species section

We have a fantastic opportunity for suitably skilled people to join our dedicated Exotic Species animal keeping team in Senior Animal Keeper roles. We are seeking to employ experienced senior exotic animal keepers with demonstrated supervisory skills. You will need to be a highly driven and energetic individual with a passion for wildlife/animal care and public education.

 

The ideal applicant will possess the following skills and attributes:

  • A minimum of seven years animal husbandry experience in a modern zoo setting, working across a broad range of taxa.
  • A qualification in zoo keeping (or similar) would be considered an advantage.
  • Proven ability to supervise and train other keeping staff.
  • Experience in nutritional planning, breeding plan implementation, animal introductions and/ or exhibit design.
  • A mature attitude, a team player with a positive outlook and have an ability to build quality internal relationships across all staff teams.
  • Experience in completing quarantines for new and/or sick animals according to requirements would be considered an advantage.
  • 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.

 

Duties will include:

  • Training and supervision of other animal keepers and work experience students.
  • Providing daily care and welfare to a variety of animals.
  • Setting the work standard, being able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Involvement in zoo-based breeding programmes.
  • Be familiar with all safety procedures and equipment, along with ensuring all such procedures are followed at all times.
  • Implementing behavioural enrichment programmes including training and conditioning animals 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.
  • Implementing the organisation’s Health and Safety and Safe Operating Procedures.

 

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. The salary for the position will be negotiated with the successful applicant in the range from $54,000 up to a maximum of $58,000 per annum. Salary will be in accordance with skills and experience.

 

If you wish to apply, we invite you to download the full job pack here and complete an application form for consideration. Alternatively contact our team by calling us on 03 359 7109, emailing info@oranawildlifepark.co.nz or visiting www.oranawildlifepark.co.nz. Applications must be submitted by 5pm, Friday 29th July 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.

 


animal keepers - exotic animal section

We have a fantastic opportunity for suitably skilled people to join our dedicated Exotic Species animal keeping team. 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, we invite you to download the full job pack here and complete an application form for consideration. Alternatively contact our team by calling us on 03 359 7109, emailing info@oranawildlifepark.co.nz or visiting www.oranawildlifepark.co.nz. Applications must be submitted by 5pm, Friday 29th July 2022 by either email or post to: Manager of Exotic Species, Orana Wildlife Park, PO Box 5130, Christchurch 8542. We will review applications as they are received.

 
 
 
 

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