Life Sciences Manager

Kyabram Fauna Park

  • Join Zoos Victoria's newest and fastest growing zoo!
  • Lead Kyabram Fauna Park's growing Life Sciences department for this new role as Life Sciences Manager
  • Manage a Life Sciences team consisting of a Life Sciences Coordinator and a passionate team of keepers and over 600 animals

Zoos Victoria operates four landmark zoos, Healesville Sanctuary, Kyabram Fauna Park, Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo. Victoria's zoos are made up of passionate, energetic and driven employees committed to fighting wildlife extinction. Every person, from the extensive range of disciplines, plays an important role in helping the organisation realise its vision to become a world leading zoo-based conservation organisation.

The Life Sciences Manager is responsible for the leadership and management of the Life Sciences Department and will play a significant role in the day-to-day operations of the Kyabram Fauna Park. Particularly the shaping the culture, supervision, management and skill/career development, maintaining relevant assets, and ensuring a high standard of health and welfare of animals across the property. 

The Life Sciences Manager contributes to the strategic and tactical direction of the Life Sciences Department and ensures a sustainable species plan for the Park. The Life Sciences Manager will support the Director in achieving goals and outcomes listed in Kyabram Fauna Park's Operational Plans and ensure excellent standards of husbandry and exhibit presentation are maintained.

This position has a broad focus across Kyabram Fauna Park and includes the development and implementation of innovative programs, training and inspiring staff to embrace new approaches. This is carried out as part of a cross-functional team under the direction of the Director to meet the key priorities in Kyabram Fauna Park's Operational Plan and Zoos Victoria's Strategic Plan.

The Life Sciences Manager will drive the continuing process of change for Kyabram Fauna Park, ensuring that animal management and wildlife care is to world's best practice; maximising the quality of the visitor experience; realising Kyabram Fauna Park's conservation vision; and maximising operational efficiency. The right applicant will possess the experience, skills and knowledge required to fulfill this role.

For more information on this role, please refer to the position description available on our current vacancies webpage at

Please submit a maximum two page cover letter, and resume by clicking on the 'Apply' link below.

If you have any questions about this role, please contact Director, Lachlan Gordon on [email protected]  

Applications close at 5.00pm on Friday 9th June.

Successful applicant must be vaccinated against COVID-19 (2 doses) and able to provide evidence of this.

At Zoos Victoria we value diversity, celebrate difference and work to be inclusive in everything we do. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, people with disability and people from the LGBTIQA+ community. In addition, Zoos Victoria will provide reasonable adjustments for individuals with disability, illness or injury. If you require adjustments at any stage of the recruitment process, please advise via [email protected] or visit for more information. 

Location: Kyabram Fauna Park

Job Category: Life Sciences

Work Type: Ongoing Full Time

Application Close Date: 09/06/2023 17:00:00

Contact Name: Lachlan Gordon

Contact Email: [email protected]