Parks Wildlife and Heritage, Territory Wildlife Park
Primary Objective: Provide supervision of two sections on the Park (Nocturnal House and Flight Deck), and provide leadership and specialist advice to all staff on matters relating to animal training, conditioning, enrichment, and in developing animal encounters and presentations for the public.
Context Statement: The Territory Wildlife Park showcases animals and plants of the Top End in both natural settings and in captivity, and reflects the diversity of natural habitats of the Top End. At the supervisor level we are seeking staff who are innovative, show leadership potential and who have excellent communication and organisational skills.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Lead and manage staff and supervise the daily operations of the Woodlands (Nocturnal House) and Flight Deck Sections.
- Be the point of specialist advice across the Park on animal training, conditioning, and enrichment.
- Act as Duty Manager on weekends, taking responsibility for general Park functions, emergency management, wildlife rescue and snake call-outs.
- Actively participate in supervisory and other management forums.
- Ensure excellent workplace health and safety and risk management.
- Work with volunteers and community groups to deliver on projects across the Park.
- Respond to media and film inquiries as required.
- Work on a roster system, including public holidays and weekends.
- Leadership skills and a supervisory style that is approachable and visible.
- A demonstrated ability to coach, mentor and train staff.
- Expertise in animal training, conditioning and enrichment, as well as the development of animal encounter experiences, presentations and displays for visitors.
- A sound working knowledge of zoo-type organisations specifically with regard to connecting people with wildlife, conservation education and wildlife tourism.
- Highly developed communication skills to collaborate with staff and across groups to achieve results.
- Highly developed organisational skills.
- A commitment to learning and continuous growth to enable staff and promote dynamic visitor experiences.
- Proven ability to interact effectively with people of diverse cultures.
- A clearance notice will be required for this position, pursuant to section 187 of the Care and Protection of Children Act (Ochre Card). The preferred or recommended applicant will be required to undergo pre-employment screening by the Screening Authority. This requirement is a term and condition of employment.
- Possession of an NT Driver’s Licence with MR endorsement, Senior First Aid, professional development in animal training and conditioning, or interpretation.
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Closing Date: 20/01/2019
Apply Online Link: https://jobs.nt.gov.au/Home/JobDetails?rtfId=158459