General Keeper - Koalas - Casual

General Keeper - Koalas - Casual

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Australia Zoo has an exciting opportunity available for a General Keeper within Australia Zoo’s Koala Department in a casual capacity!

Australia Zoo is an equal opportunity employer, where we recognise the diversity of our workforce and community – be it on the basis of gender, age, race, sexual orientation, or religious belief.  We provide specific workplace programs to support diversity and equal employment opportunities for women, people with disabilities and all cultural backgrounds.

As a General Keeper, you have primary responsibility for ensuring the care and wellbeing of the animals under your attendance. You must also be understanding and sensitive to the needs of the animals under your care. You are also responsible for the animals’ exhibits, dietary requirements, maintenance, landscaping and presenting at daily demonstrations where applicable. Australia Zoo expects all employees to be dedicated to conservation issues and animal welfare.

At Australia Zoo, General Keepers continually work towards providing improved facilities and care for their animals. They do this with enthusiasm and motivation toward their individual learning and training along with an inclusive attitude for their team development.

A successful candidate will have excellent organisational, oral and written communication and inter-personal skills, combined with an eye for detail. They will have the ability to deliver within set timeframes and work within a small team.

Essential Criteria –

  • Experience in a similar role
  • Strong observation and communication skills
  • 7 day a week availability including weekends, public holidays and school holidays
  • 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
  • Own transport essential
  • Public speaking confidence

Preferred Criteria –

  • Experience in a similar role
  • Current First Aid/CPR certificates
  • Any relevant qualifications
  • Workplace Health and Safety knowledge

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

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