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Wild Encounters Coordinator - Healesville Sanctuary

Advertiser: Zoos Victoria4.2 out of 54.2 overall rating (23 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
6 Feb 2020
Location
Yarra Valley & High Country
Work Type
Contract/Temp
Classification
Farming, Animals & Conservation, Conservation, Parks & Wildlife

Wild Encounters Coordinator - Healesville Sanctuary

  • Based at Healesville Sanctuary
  • Full time position ( Sun-Thurs roster)
  • Fixed Term Contract - March 2020-Feb 2021

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.

The Coordinator - Wild Encounters team supports the Life Science Manager -  (Volunteers & Safety) with the management of the Wild Encounters Team.  They will work closely with the Life Science Manager to assist with day to day operations, staff performance management, leave management, staff training, animal training,  animal welfare and husbandry across the department. Under the direction of the Life Science Manager, the Coordinator is also responsible for leading the setting of husbandry standards for the team, keeping round routines up-to-date and ensuring husbandry standards are being maintained across the team. They will assist the Life Science Manager with the Portfolios of OHS and Volunteers/ Work Experience. This is a hands-on position that requires keeping duties to be performed, whilst supporting administration, leadership and management of the team.

Position Requirements:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to foster and develop staff expertise in delivering visitor experiences and Community Conservation Plan goals.
  • Proven ability to implement effective work practices that adhere to OH&S standards and other relevant legislative requirements.
  • Experience in breeding and raising captive animals and proven ability to balance animal welfare issues with the objectives of Zoos Victoria.
  • Experience delivering presentations/public speaking before a mixed general audience.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage work according to timelines.
  • Demonstrated commitment to participating in developing and implementing animal enrichment, training/conditioning and visitor interaction programs.
  • Proficient in using MS Office, including word-processing and database packages.
  • Strong experience in the husbandry of Australian fauna especially mammals
  • Experience in using LEAN tools/ principles and working with Standard Rounds.
  • A current Employee Working with Children Check for all external applicants.

More information on this role is detailed in the position description attached.

Applications close COB 20th Feb 2020. To apply, please submit a maximum 2 page cover letter addressing the position requirements and resume.

If you have any questions about this role, please contact Bronwyn Macreadie on bmacreadie@zoo.org.au

Zoological Parks and Gardens Board
Human Resources Department
PO Box 74
Parkville VIC 3052
Ph: 03 9285 9300 • Fax: 03 9285 9375
Email: Please click the 'Apply Now' button below.
  • Based at Healesville Sanctuary
  • Full time position ( Sun-Thurs roster)
  • Fixed Term Contract - March 2020-Feb 2021

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.

The Coordinator - Wild Encounters team supports the Life Science Manager -  (Volunteers & Safety) with the management of the Wild Encounters Team.  They will work closely with the Life Science Manager to assist with day to day operations, staff performance management, leave management, staff training, animal training,  animal welfare and husbandry across the department. Under the direction of the Life Science Manager, the Coordinator is also responsible for leading the setting of husbandry standards for the team, keeping round routines up-to-date and ensuring husbandry standards are being maintained across the team. They will assist the Life Science Manager with the Portfolios of OHS and Volunteers/ Work Experience. This is a hands-on position that requires keeping duties to be performed, whilst supporting administration, leadership and management of the team.

Position Requirements:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to foster and develop staff expertise in delivering visitor experiences and Community Conservation Plan goals.
  • Proven ability to implement effective work practices that adhere to OH&S standards and other relevant legislative requirements.
  • Experience in breeding and raising captive animals and proven ability to balance animal welfare issues with the objectives of Zoos Victoria.
  • Experience delivering presentations/public speaking before a mixed general audience.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage work according to timelines.
  • Demonstrated commitment to participating in developing and implementing animal enrichment, training/conditioning and visitor interaction programs.
  • Proficient in using MS Office, including word-processing and database packages.
  • Strong experience in the husbandry of Australian fauna especially mammals
  • Experience in using LEAN tools/ principles and working with Standard Rounds.
  • A current Employee Working with Children Check for all external applicants.

More information on this role is detailed in the position description attached.

Applications close COB 20th Feb 2020. To apply, please submit a maximum 2 page cover letter addressing the position requirements and resume.

If you have any questions about this role, please contact Bronwyn Macreadie on bmacreadie@zoo.org.au

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