Animal Stores Keeper

Hamilton City Council

Hamilton, New Zealand

Full time

NZ$48k (annually)

May 28

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Location: Hamilton City

Employment Type:  Fixed Term for 12 months

Applications Close: 11 June 2021

We have an exciting and newly created opportunity available supporting the animal operations teams as an Animal Stores Keeper. 


Set in 25 hectares of tranquil surroundings, Hamilton Zoo is home to more than 600 native and exotic animals. With four animal departments, this role is crucial for supporting these teams with daily diets, enrichment and browse.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about animals, has experience in either animal keeping and/or preparing food, managing a kitchen and stores area. With four animal departments to support – this person must have great organisational skills for getting through daily tasks, as well as developing ways that the stores role can effectively run and support all teams daily.

The successful candidate will be a motivated team player, experience in animal husbandry, food preparation, browse identification and knowledge around enrichment is preferred. Your skills will support the keeping staff for daily operations and help us achieve best practice for our animals.

You’ll need to have an understanding of modern zoological best practices and be very safety conscious.


The role is a full-time position working on a roster across 7 days of the week. You will be required to collect goods using Zoo vehicles as required, a full NZ drivers’ licence is a must.

To view the full position description, click here

Hamilton Zoo, is owned and operated by the Hamilton City Council, is committed to being a high-performance organisation with people who think differently, act with integrity, make it happen and work together.

The recruiting range starts from $48,000 and can be negotiated for the right candidate.

This is your chance to be part of an organisation that is committed to building a more vibrant, attractive and prosperous city.

If this role sounds like it’s for you, we would love to hear from you. Make it happen and apply online today!

All candidates will be notified of the outcome on their application via email. This role is covered by the Children’s Act 2014, which means that shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo all safety checking requirements under the Act before commencing employment, as well as during employment. Short-listed candidates may be required to complete an interview process, reference checks, pre-employment medical, drug and alcohol assessments, credit check and a Ministry of Justice or Police vetting check.

Please note this role is being sourced directly and we are not accepting applications via external recruitment agencies.

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