Hamilton Island is seeking an experienced Animal Keeper for the Wildlife Park! Work closely with the Head Keeper to deliver the highest quality of animal husbandry, care and welfare. Maintain and develop exhibits to an exceptional standard and engage with the guests to deliver high levels of customer service and educate them about our native Australian Fauna and Flora.
Under the new ownership of Hamilton Island Enterprises and with some exciting projects in the pipeline and being planned, 2020 is set to be an extremely fun and productive year. Be part of a team with passion and drive to make these projects happen!
Culture & Benefits
Save money with subsidised furnished staff accommodation
Accredited training provided via the Robert Oatley College
Staff perks - discounts on restaurants, activities and ferry tickets!
Pick up extra shifts and develop your career through our multihire program
Fantastic work culture and supportive community
Walk to work - forget city traffic
Enjoy living and working on the doorstep of the Great Barrier Reef!
About The Role
Provide team support and assist to develop standard operating procedures reflective of the highest industry animal welfare standards
Work closely with the Head Keeper and other Keeping Staff to ensure accountability for Daily Reporting for compliance purposes
Ensure the safety of animals, guests and staff at all times by following HIE policy and procedures
Stay up to date with husbandry and training information regarding the animals held in the Wildlife Park collection
Ensure sufficient feed supplies for animals, as per SOP
Undertake the collection of koala leaf and macropod browse as and when required.
Report any animal welfare or illness concerns to the Head Keeper.
Work with senior management to continually develop new and innovative public activities that promote education and conservation
Coach and assist fellow members of the team on animal care and procedures as per the industry standard
Manual QLD Driver’s License
Previous experience in a similar role
Must hold or able to obtain Q-Fever vaccination
Must hold or able to obtain tetanus vaccination
Tertiary qualifications in animal husbandry/zoology or have relevant experience or qualifications in captive animal management with a strong background in Australian Mammals
Exceptional interpersonal and team building skills
Must demonstrate a passion for promoting awareness of native Australian fauna and flora
Ability to satisfy the requirements of a QLD Working with Children Check
Must hold or be able to obtain First Aid
Ability to train others in handling/presentation of lethal hazardous animals where appropriate
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