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Casual Wildlife Keeper and Presenter
Wings Wildlife Park is a family-owned business and has been operating for over 30 years. We house over 150 different species. Wings Wildlife Park have a casual position available for a wildlife keeper. A permanent position may be offered to the successful applicant. The successful applicant will have experience in the wildlife industry, be engaging with visitors through interactive wildlife talks and guided tours.
The successful applicant will be responsible for:
• Preparation and provisions of daily animal diets & feeding.
• Daily species husbandry – cleaning, enrichment, and maintenance.
• Ensuring all on and off display areas are clean & safe.
• Provide a positive experience while interacting with park guests of all ages & nationalities. • Provide face-to-face wildlife presentations and encounters for visitors at an engaging level. • Maintain records.
Essential criteria –
• Minimum of 3 years paid experience in the wildlife industry.
• Certificate II or III in Captive Animal Management preferred.
• Strong knowledge of the captive management/husbandry of native Australian animals. • Livestock experience an advantage.
• Ability & willingness to safely handle potentially dangerous animals.
• Effectively communicate both written & orally.
• Excellent public speaking ability.
• Presentable and self-motivated, able to work well within a team and alone. • Tour guide experience.
• Willingness to work flexible hours including weekends & public/school holidays. • Manual drivers licence.
• Must be physically fit and able to work in adverse weather conditions.
• Police check.
• Working with vulnerable people card.
• First aid certificate.
Wages will be paid as per award Amusements, Events & Recreation and depending on applicant’s capabilities. Subsidised on-site accommodation available.
Gunns Plains is situated on the North West Coast of Tasmania, 45 minutes from the Spirit of Tasmania and Devonport airport. Local supermarkets (Coles, Woolworths and IGA) can be found at the coastal town of Ulverstone (approx. 20 min. drive) as well as restaurants, bars, hotels etc.
To apply please submit a maximum 2-page cover letter addressing the position criteria, resume and any photos of yourself handling wildlife to:
The Life Sciences Manager
Applications close end of business Friday 15th January 2021.
Interviews will be conducted from Monday 25th January 2021
Wings Wildlife Park is an equal opportunity employer and consideration will be given to all applications however due to the high level of applications, only those progressing to interview will be contacted.
The email newsletter Wildlife Extra regularly lists wildlife vacancies. Contact them at Wildlife Extra <[email protected]>
WILDLIFE JOB SEARCH: www.pherkad.com/jobs.html
This is a great search engine with regular eco tourism jobs: Ecotourism jobs
Now accepting applications for 2018
OXFORD, Ohio (Sept. 1, 2017) – Miami University’s Project Dragonfly is accepting applications for 2018 Earth Expeditions graduate courses that offer extraordinary experiences in 16 countries throughout the world. http://EarthExpeditions.MiamiOH.edu/
In Baja, students work in the diverse marine environments of the Bahía de Los Ángeles Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Belize, students explore the world’s second largest coral reef system. And in Australia, students conduct research on the world’s largest reef system, working directly with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, the organization responsible for the management and conservation of the Great Barrier Reef. Students in these courses apply field methods in reef, island, sea grass, mangrove, and other marine ecosystems, while becoming part of a global alliance of professionals who work together to engage communities in science and conservation.
Earth Expeditions can build toward the Global Field Program (GFP), a master’s degree that combines summer field courses worldwide with web learning communities so that students can complete the GFP master’s part-time from anywhere in the United States or abroad. http://GFP.MiamiOH.edu/
Graduate tuition for all programs is greatly reduced because of support from Miami University.
Australian Public Service. Environment Jobs
Job Centre: http://jobcentreaustralia.com.au/
Job Centre: http://jobcentreaustralia.com.au/
Job Centre: www.careers.vic.gov.au
Also check out these links for wildlife job postings:
Volunteering can serve a useful purpose in raising awareness of our wildlife, and also give you valuable experience and something to add to your cv.
Conservation Volunteers Australia always has a variety of exciting projects to join in with, giving you the opportunity to do your bit for conservation while travelling through the country.
Many wildlife tourism operations such as Australia Zoo, David Fleay Wildlife Park, Underwater World and others employ volunteer guides and offer training. Some natural history and conservation associations (e.g. Lamington Natural History Association) are also involved in nature interpretation, and welcome enthusiastic volunteers
Monkey Rehabilitation Carer. 6 month contract. BARC. Tabanan, Bali.
Cleland Wildlife Park in the Adelaide Hills (South Australia) is seeking volunteers.
The Tourism Research Entity at North West University, South Africa has a vacancy for a post doc. The position is for one year but can be extended up to 3 years. For further information contact Mrs Hanneri Borstlap at [email protected]
50 Partial Scholarships ($6,000) are now available to study IWC programs in integrated water management, which is available via distance learning. Get more info here.
Are you interested in training or receiving some education? Get information on education, training courses here.