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Alice Springs, Northern Territory

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$61,286 - $72,873 p.a. (Technical 1). Ongoing, Permanent, Full-time.



Alice Springs Desert Park

Alice Springs Desert Park is looking for a Zookeeper to undertake animal husbandry duties as part of the daily care, management, training and display of the living animal collection.

Demonstrated experience in maintenance and naturalistic landscaping of animal exhibits and in environmental enrichment of captive wildlife is required. You will have the opportunity to work with a variety of unique native arid zone species and take part in conservation breeding programs and interactive public exhibitions.

Zookeepers employed at the Alice Springs Desert Park work a roster system which includes weekend and public holiday shifts and must be prepared to work outdoors in the extremes of central Australia. They accumulate 7 weeks recreation leave per annum.

Note: NTPS employees subject to CHO Directions No. 41 of 2022 requires workers in high risk places to have received their third dose (booster) by 11 March 2022 and CHO Directions 52/2022 now requires remaining employees to have received their third dose (booster) by 22 April 2022 (except where a medical exemption is granted).


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