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Australasian Keeper – Full Time Beerwah QLD

Beerwah QLD
2021-05-14 17:17:05
Australasian Keeper – Full Time Beerwah QLD
Australasian Keeper – Full Time Job at Australia Zoo – in Beerwah QLD

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Zoo Keeper to join the Australasian team in a full-time capacity!

Australia Zoo is an equal opportunity employer, where we recognise the diversity of our workforce and community – be it on the basis of gender, age, race, sexual orientation, or religious belief. We provide specific workplace programs to support diversity and equal employment opportunities for women, people with disabilities and all cultural backgrounds.

With several specialised sections, our dedicated keeping teams are integral to the Australia Zoo framework. A specific department that holds great responsibility for the care and wellbeing of our native mammals as well as some of our small carnivores (red panda, otters and binturongs) is our Australasian team. A successful applicant for this role will have a demonstrated understanding and be sensitive to the needs of the... individuals you care for. As an Australian keeper at Australia Zoo, you will report directly to the Head of Department and work with an experienced keeping team.

A successful applicant will have a demonstrated ability to work in a high performance environment, with a capacity to deliver all requirements of the role, great work ethic and the ability to work to a high standard within a team.

Australia Zoo expects all its keepers to be dedicated to conservation issues and promote positive animal welfare. Keeping teams are encouraged to strive for continual improvement in facilities, animal care and self-development. They do this with enthusiasm and motivation toward their individual learning and training.

Essential Criteria –

2-3 years of experience in a similar role, including husbandry, keeping and training experience along with the willingness to learn new animal handling techniques and follow instruction

Demonstrated ability to develop and implement an animal training plan utilising operant training and conditioning techniques

7 day a week availability and flexibility, including weekends, public holidays and school holidays

High level of motivation and long-term commitment

A broad interest across mammal species including, but not limited to natural history, breeding, nutrition and how this relates to a zoo environment

Understand the principles the 5 domains model of animal welfare and how to apply it to create positive welfare in a zoo setting

Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of hygiene and biosecurity (including zoonosis and containment elements)

Willingness to offer suggestions and accept constructed feedback

Confident at delivering multiple public demonstrations/keeper talks a day of different formats

Strong written and verbal communication skills including being familiar with report writing, animal health and behaviour records, preferably ZIMS

Applicants must be fit for physical work, enthusiastic, mature minded, confident, well-presented and able to demonstrate a high level of work-ethic and initiative

Hold current driver’s licence (manual) and own transport

General Duties –

Commitment to the Zoo Vision and Mission statements

Understanding and promotion of efficient time management and work practices

Encourage a team culture of mutual respect and recognition of the business

Commitment to all Australia Zoo policy and procedure documents

Report writing including: training communication, incidents and daily communications

Ensure company ethics and professional standards are adhered to at all times

Maintain Australia Zoo’s customer service standards

General cleaning of work areas and zoo areas

Participate in performance training and development reviews or programs as requested by the company both on and off the job

Attend meetings as requested by Senior Management (eg TAGs and other external representation of zoo)

Other duties as requested by Curators, Senior Management or Zoo Owners

Preferred Criteria –

Current First Aid and CPR Certificate

Any associated licenses: training, workplace health and safety

Leadership experience

Animal training qualifications

Applications close 28th of May 2021.

Here is a checklist of information you will need to have ready before you start to complete the employment application form:

Education history

Employment history


Any qualifications you may have eg First Aid

Any achievements you may like to tell us about

your availability (what hours can you work)

A resume in .pdf or .doc format

Any other info that may support your application

About Company

Company: Australia Zoo –

Company Location: Beerwah QLD

Job Category
Beerwah QLD Australia (+1 other)
Australasian Keeper – Full Time Beerwah QLD Australia Zoo - Beerwah QLD
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