Job Cover Letter Examples Australia Zoo

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Experienced Reptile Keeper

Department: Reptiles

Australia Zoo has an exciting opportunity available for an experienced Zoo Keeper to join the Reptiles department.

As a 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, 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, 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.
This position will be specifically working with a large and diverse collection of reptiles including crocodilians and venomous snakes. A minimum of 3 years' experience in a similar role would be preferred.

Primary Duties
• Undertake cleaning and maintenance of the animal enclosures as required.
• Assist with the planning, development and construction of enclosures.
• Conduct animal health checks.
• Maintain records of observations and reports on animal behaviour and/or breeding.
• Conduct environment and enclosure safety checks.
• Undertake hands on care of animals.
• Undertake animal enrichment programs.
• Provide a high level of customer service at all times.
• Undertake public speaking and/or delivery of demonstrations.
• Knowledge of basic husbandry requirements.
• Ensure knowledge of all relevant conservation programs Australia Zoo contributes to.
• Take responsibility for skill development and progression / training sign off.
• Work within guidelines if health and safety procedures to ensure security of animals, staff and guests.
• Commitment to Australia Zoo confidentiality and privacy policies.
• Participate in performance training and development reviews as requested by the company both on and off the job.
• Attend meetings as requested by your Supervisor/HOD.
• Other duties as requested by your Supervisor/HOD, Curators or Zoo Director.

Essential Criteria:

  •  Strong 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
  • Manual drivers licence
  • Own transport essential

Preferred Criteria:

  • Min 3 yrs in a similar role
  • Handling skills in venomous snakes and reptiles including crocodiles

 

Please send a cover letter and resume through to hr@australiazoo.com.au

 

Apply for this job below. Applications close 4th of March 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.


Online Employment Application

Conservation Ranger - SIWR

Department: Properties

Crikey!! Do you have what it takes to join the Australia Zoo Crew!!
We are looking for an experienced ranger who is energetic and passionate about natural resource and conservation property management.
As the Conservation Ranger on the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve (SIWR) Cape York, you will be required to work on the Reserve for a period agreed upon with Senior Management. Under the direction of Curatorial staff you will cover a wide range of responsibilities to ensure the upkeep and maintenance on properties and wildlife reserves.
Benefits include; vehicle and fuel, internet, satellite and land line phone, food and utilities all provided for.


Essential Criteria
• The ability to handle physical labour and work outdoors in all conditions
• Ability to work well unsupervised
• Strong mechanical aptitude (for working on diesel machinery, generators and small engines)
• Fire management and understanding of prescribed burning techniques
• Hold current Open Manual Driver's Licence
• Current boat licence

Desirable Criteria
• Coxswain
• Current 1st Aid qualifications
• A degree in science in the field of Ecology, Biology, Zoology, Botany, Wildlife Management, Natural Resource Management or equivalent will be advantageous


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.

Interested applicants who meet the above criteria should send their cover letter along with a current resume to hr@australiazoo.com.au

 

 

Apply for this job below. Applications close 18th of March 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.


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