Wildlife Keeper

Kiwi Birdlife Park

Otago, New Zealand

Full time

Reception/ Support Staff / Other

Jun 21

The Kiwi Birdlife Park is a family-owned 5-acre wildlife park in beautiful Queenstown. We house over 20 species of native NZ birds and reptiles. We are involved in breed-for-release and rehabilitation programmes. 

We currently have an exciting opportunity for someone to join our small wildlife team in a full-time position. The successful applicant will be responsible for the daily care of a variety of species and habitats within our collection, as well as delivering daily public encounters.

To be considered for this role, you will need to have:


  • A degree in Zoology (or similar)
  • Experience in captive wildlife keeping and daily husbandry, preferably with native NZ wildlife
  • Proven animal training and conditioning experience
  • Knowledge of NZ horticulture
  • The flexibility to work on a roster that includes weekends and public holidays
  • As all staff cover shifts in our souvenir shop, previous experience in retail is advantageous. 
  • A NZ driver’s licence
  • Proof of full Covid vaccination
  • An outgoing personality and can-do attitude


Applicants for this position require NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit. To apply, please email your covering letter and CV

Applications close: 1st July 2022

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