Employment status – Full-Time – Starting ASAP
At Adelaide and Monarto Zoo, we’re proud to welcome more than half a million people through our gates each year and we’re not slowing down. With the roll out of our 20-Year Master Plan and a number of exciting projects on the horizon, we’re thrilled to be expanding and evolving our workforce to position us for continued growth into the future.
ABOUT THE ROLE…
The Assistant Curator will safely, efficiently and effectively support the Curator with operational aspects of Monarto Zoo’s Collection, specifically Native Australian Fauna and Primates. This position will support the day to day operations of the department with a focus on leading and managing the team, advising and guiding on excellent animal husbandry, the promotion of exciting visitor experiences and involvement in conservation programs. This is a permanent full time position working across a five day roster.
As part of our Life Sciences management team, you will:
- Undertake routine and specialist administrative and front line management tasks.
- Support the Curator with the management and oversight of animal welfare and husbandry standards for Monarto Zoo’s native fauna and primate collection, visitor experiences and workforce culture and performance.
- Provide input into exhibit and enclosure planning, development, design and maintenance, ensuring animal husbandry and welfare standards are met and relevant protocols followed.
- Collaborate with the Curator, Senior Keepers and the Curator Collection Development to establish collection management standards and practices that align with Zoos SA Animal Collection Plan and regional/global species management principals
- Liaise closely with the Curator, Conservation Manager and external partners with regards to conservation initiatives and in particular breed and release programs.
- To be considered for this position you will need to meet the following selection criteria:
- Minimum of Certificate III in Captive Animals or other relevant and acceptable Zoo Keeping qualification.
- Demonstrated skills in people leadership, team building, the ability to support staff through mentoring and development.
- Knowledge and experience in the captive management of a range of native and exotic fauna, species management systems and in-situ and ex-situ conservation programs.
- Experience in the development, documentation and implementation of policies, procedures and guidelines relating to animal husbandry, safe work practices and training and conditioning programs
- Demonstrated team management skills.
- High level of communication and interpersonal skills with external stakeholders, peers, staff, volunteers and public.
- Operational project management experience.
HOW TO APPLY…
Please complete the requested work history & education information on the application page, attach your resume and any certificates in the education section. This will assist us in assessing your suitability for this role.
If you have a strong passion in animal welfare, species conservation, and an eagerness to support the operation of a major zoo’s curatorial team, we would love to hear from you!
Please visit the Careers section of the Zoos SA website (https://www.zoossa.com.au/careers/) to apply.