Zoo Keeper - Carnivores

Hamilton Zoo

Location: Hamilton Zoo

Employment Type:  Fixed Term

We have an exciting fixed term (approx. 15 months) opportunity to join the animal departments at Hamilton Zoo within the Carnivores team.

Set in 25 hectares of tranquil surroundings, Hamilton Zoo is home to more than 500 native and exotic animals. We’re looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Zoo Keeper to join the team.

About you
To be successful in the role you will be a motivated team player with exceptional animal knowledge and experience. Your skills will contribute to the team so it can excel in animal husbandry, best practice and conservation.

You will have:
An understanding of modern zoological best practices
Knowledge, understanding and commitment to workplace health and safety practices
A Tertiary degree in animal behaviour or relevant equivalent
Experience in animal husbandry, specifically Carnivores
Stamina to meet a variety of mentally and physically demanding challenges
Exceptional communication and collaboration skills that enable you to work seamlessly with others and support your team members.

What we can offer:
Free private medical insurance for you and discounted policies for your family members
A paid community day each year to volunteer at your favourite charity organisation
A paid wellbeing day each year to make sure you are looking after yourself
In-house Learning and Development opportunities to grow yourself and your career
Free annual health checks and flu vaccinations
A suite of discounts and special offers at a range of Hamilton Businesses
An active social club

The recruiting range for this role starts at $52,000 per annum and could be negotiable to meet the right candidate’s level of skills and experience they can bring to the team.

About us
Besides being a tourism and recreation park, Hamilton Zoo has committed to the conservation of animals and the environment participating in various conservation and research projects, and by contributing to breeding programmes for endangered species.

Hamilton Zoo, which is owned and operated by the Hamilton City Council, has a large number of Carnivore species.

How to apply
This is your chance to be part of an organisation that is committed to building a more vibrant, attractive and prosperous city.

If this role sounds like it’s for you, we would love to hear from you. Make it happen and apply online today!

All candidates will be notified of the outcome on their application via email. Short-listed candidates may be required to complete an interview process, reference checks, pre-employment medical, drug and alcohol assessments, credit check and a Ministry of Justice or Police vetting check.

Hamilton City Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture.

Please note this role is being sourced directly and we are not accepting applications via external recruitment agencies.  Due to border restrictions, only people who are already eligible to live and work in New Zealand should apply. Evidence will be required.

Applications close: 19th May 2023.