Alice Springs Desert Park
|Agency||Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture||Work Unit||Zoology, Alice Springs Desert Park|
|Job Title||Specialist Keeper Animal Training||Designation||Technical 2 RDO|
|Job Type||Full Time||Duration||Ongoing|
|Salary||$60,352 – $68,421||Location||Alice Springs|
|Contact||Bruce Pascoe on 08 8951 8731 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
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As an experienced animal trainer, undertake a leadership role for the training, presentation and daily husbandry of the living collection based at the Nature Theatre.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Undertake and oversee the day to day training, of the Nature Theatre collection, and to maintain the standards of public display to internationally accepted standards.
- Supervise the training and husbandry activities of other Zookeepers assigned to assist with the care of this component of the living collection ensuring that standard operating and occupational health and safety procedures are followed, and ensuring feedback is provided to subordinates and supervisors in a timely and constructive manner.
- Review standard operating procedures in the area of responsibility and advise the Senior Keeper on industry developments to ensure practices remain at the forefront of zoological standards.
- Operate within a strong safety culture and implement defined Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) policies and procedures while delivering Commission services.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively undertake training and husbandry of captive wildlife and manage high quality displays and public presentations.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of operant conditioning training in wildlife and demonstrates ability to train other staff in the effective use if these principles and techniques.
- Proven ability to effectively work in, lead an supervise a small team of zookeepers, set appropriate daily priorities aligned with Standard Operating Procedures, and provide appropriate feedback.
- High level of self-motivation and proven ability to work successfully unsupervised.
- A high level of observation skills and the ability to recognise, interpret and solve captive management problems.
- A relevant qualification awarded by an Australian institution, or equivalent or relevant experience in a field of technical work closely related to the duties of the vacancy.
- “C” Class NT drivers licence or the ability to obtain.
- Ability to interact effectively with people from diverse cultures.
- Understanding of and commitment to the roles and functions of the Alice Springs Desert Park.
- Ability to be effective in the collection and/or acclimatisation of animals from the wild to captivity.
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