Show Presenter/Animal Trainer

Kiwi Birdlife Park

Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand

Full time

Reception/ Support Staff / Other

Jul 24

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


The Kiwi Park is a family-owned 5-acre wildlife park in beautiful Queenstown. We house over 20 species of native NZ birds and reptiles, and we are involved in breed-for-release and rehabilitation programmes. This is an exciting time at the Kiwi Park as we are currently launching a full rebrand and a significant number of projects are being undertaken. The Kiwi Park offers an excellent opportunity to further a career within the conservation field whilst having ready access to the Queenstown lifestyle. 


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

  • A degree in Zoology (or similar).
  • Proven animal training and conditioning experience (with birds would be preferable but other animal training would still be considered) 
  • Experience in public speaking. 
  • Experience in captive wildlife keeping and daily husbandry, preferably with native NZ wildlife.
  • Knowledge of NZ horticulture
  • The flexibility to work on a roster that includes weekends and public holidays.
  • 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 to Wildlife@kiwibird.co.nz .


Applications will be ongoing until the position has been filled.

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