Full Time Position. Working across a 7-day roster, weekends and public holiday work included.
Shoalhaven Zoo is a family owned business operating on the South Coast of NSW displaying a mix of exotic and native animals.
The Shoalhaven Zoo has a need for zoo keepers who emulate the work ethic and skill set of an old school keeper with a modern mindset. Recent experience shows this is hard to find, help us out by only applying if you know what we mean by the end of this position advertisement.
An old school or real zoo keeper is a keeper who may not have years of experience but can get the job done and will complement our team. A real zoo keeper isn’t hoping to one day be a keeper, they are born a keeper.
This position is rewarding, working with a wide variety of animals. This includes species such as saltwater crocodiles, monkeys, koalas and lions.
This position encompasses all areas of keeping at Shoalhaven Zoo. This includes; animal husbandry, enclosure maintenance and park grounds landscaping, presentations including shows/private encounters.
This real Zoo Keeper:
- enjoys hard work eg pushing a full wheel barrow and landscaping enclosures etc (knows they like hard work, doesn’t think they like hard work) hard work is an enjoyable reality not a nice idea
- has a high work ethic
- wants to achieve results not fly under the radar and avoid work
- can make results a reality not wishful thinking
- is someone who understands animals not someone who loves the animals
If you understand this position description you may be the person for the job, or you may know the person for the job and we look forward to hearing from you.
This position is inspiring, rewarding, exciting and full of potential.
So if you are confident in yourself and your abilities as a keeper and willing to back yourself up in person write a cover letter outlining your suitability and include your CV and email your application to:
Applications close end of business 6th September 2019