Visitor Engagement Officer - Healesville Sanctuary

Yarra Valley & High Country
Farming, Animals & Conservation
Conservation, Parks & Wildlife
Casual/Vacation
Posted 6d ago
  • Casual positions based at Healesville Sanctuary rostered Monday to Sunday
  • Role commencing early December 2021
  • Must be available throughout school holidays and able to work weekends and public holidays
  • $29.39 per hour upon commencement, increasing to $36.21 per hour when competency achieved
Zoos Victoria operates world-class zoos on three sites: Melbourne Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary and Werribee Open Range Zoo. Our Moral Purpose is - Fighting Extinction and creating a future rich in wildlife. Our vision is to be a world leading zoo-based conservation organisation, working locally and globally to deliver tangible conservation outcomes.

Healesville Sanctuary requires energetic, adaptable, and inspiring engagement Extraordinaires to deliver a range of face-to-face (F2F) encounters. Versatility is a must as you will be required to deliver a wide range of F2F experiences such as roving visitor engagement, animal encounters, activity based quarterly activations and site-specific experiences such as our Australian Wildlife Health Centre. Face-to-face engagement with our visitors, from adults to kids, is the key component of this role as you connect our visitors with wildlife and wild places.

As one of our key F2F team members you will also be engaging our visitors with raising the profile of our Fighting Extinction 27 species, telling their stories, and helping our visitors fall in love with them. If you love engaging with people, have experience in a zoo or cultural organisation, and are passionate about real conservation action, then this may be the role for you.

The role requires team players with exceptional F2F visitor engagement skills, excellent communication, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Flexibility and the ability to work public holidays, school holidays and weekends are essential.

Please Note:

  • All shortlisted applicants must be willing to attend online interviews if needed.
  • All successful applicants must have a current Working with Children's check prior to commencment.
  • In line with current Public Health directions and Zoos Victoria's status as an authorised employer, applicants will be asked to confirm and evidence their COVID-19 vaccination status. All staff are required to be fully vaccinated. 

For more information on this role, please refer to the position description attachedon the Zoos Victoria careers page by visiting https://www.zoo.org.au/about-us/careers 

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume

For more information on this role, please contact Helen Jones hjones@zoo.org.au

Applications close 27th October 2021

Zoos Victoria welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people with disability. In addition, Zoos Victoria will provide reasonable adjustments for individuals with disability, illness or injury. If you require adjustments to the application, recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please advise via hrhelpdesk@zoo.org.au and indicate your preferred method of communication (i.e. email, phone, text, National Relay Service) so we can meet your accessibility needs.

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