The has two career opportunities for competent keepers to join our zoological team in sunny Nelson. The ideal candidates will have a minimum of one year’s experience in animal husbandry with a variety of taxa, passion and enthusiasm for working with a range of exotic, NZ native and domestic animals. Experience in the rehabilitation of native birds is also desirable.
It is essential to ensure continuing positive standards of welfare are maintained. Main responsibilities for the selected candidates will focus on the care of the animals and their habitats, including some grounds-work and landscaping within the enclosures. Ideal candidates will also be comfortable interacting with guests and conducting visitor encounters. Good communication skills, time management and prioritizing skills are important qualities for the role.
To apply for these positions, please email your cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org and type “keeper position” in the subject header of your email. All applications will be kept confidential and should be addressed to The Director, Natureland Wildlife Trust, Tahunanui Dr, Tahunanui, Nelson 7011.