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General Labourer - Artwork - Casual

Department: Building Services

Under the direction of the Artwork Manager, the Artwork - General Labourer will assist with the maintenance and construction of the artwork in and around Australia Zoo.

Due to the nature of this work and with regular deadlines to meet, it can be a fast paced environment with the entirety of the work being hands on.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare artistic materials 
  • Maintain and assist with the cleanliness of the Work Shed
  • Assist with creating artwork (Mock rocks, trees etc)
  • Assist with all maintenance and construction of Artwork in and around AZ
  • Sketch designs or make models as requested
  • Carve, model or assemble materials to the desired form using hand or power tools 
  • Assist with the preparation of moulds for casting sculptures in metal
  • Be familiar with a wide range of material, and with the techniques required for working with them

This position requires the following:

  • Applicants must be fit for physical work, enthusiastic, mature-minded, confident, well-presented and able to demonstrate a high level of work-ethic and initiative. 
  • Manual drivers licence

Experience within a similar position and with the following:

Fibre glassing
Fabrication including hinges and various mechanisms
Concrete/resin casting skills valuable
Artificial/simulated natural finishes
Artificial rock work experience
Water feature construction
Model making skills
Good problem solving skills

      Preferred criteria:

      • Current 1st Aid qualifications
      • Any other relevant certificates involving Leadership, Training, WHS
      • Experience with mortar/concrete spraying valuable
      • Artistic ability valuable


      Apply for this job below. Applications close 27th of May 2018

      Here is a checklist of information you will need to have ready before you start to complete the employment application form:

      • Education history
      • Employment history
      • References
      • Any qualifications you may have eg First Aid
      • Any achievements you may like to tell us about
      • your availability (what hours can you work)
      • A resume in .pdf or .doc format
      • Any other info that may support your application

      Please allow 20 minutes to complete the application.