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Natives Keepers - Werribee Open Range Zoo

Job Details
  • Ongoing full time keeping position (1.0fte) working 5 days per week including one weekend day on the Natives team
  • Ongoing part time keeping position (0.8fte) working 4 days per week including one weekend day on the Natives team

Zoos Victoria operates three landmark zoos, Healesville Sanctuary, 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.

Werribee Open Range Zoo are inviting Trade and Pre Trade Keepers to join the Life Sciences team on an ongoing basis. We are seeking highly motivated, experienced, positive and energetic team members who work well within a close team environment and use initiative when working autonomously.

The Natives team works with a variety of species such as koalas, macropods, reptiles and threatened species including birds. The team also looks after the Food Store and commercial visitor engagement opportunities grouped into the Ranger round. Candidates with a willingness to be flexible within the rounds of the team along with experience keeping native animals will be highly regarded. Please see selection criteria below.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a positive attitude
  • Be a co-operative team player.
  • Have excellent communication skills.
  • Demonstrate initiative.
  • Demonstrate commitment to Zoos Victoria's Vision and Values.
  • Be committed to lifelong learning.
  • Be coachable.
  • Have a strong visitor focus.

For more information on this role, please refer to the position description below.

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 Yvette Pauligk at

Applications close Sunday 13th October 2019 at 5pm.

Location Werribee Open Range Zoo
Category Keeper
Work Type Ongoing Full Time and Ongoing Part Time
Position Description PD Keeper Band P and T.pdf
Applications Close On 13/10/2019 at 5:00 PM

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