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Elephant Keeper Fixed term – 2 year contract (with possibility of extension/permanency) Grade 1 – 4 ($48,928- $66,300 per annum) Position No. 43006 South Perth, Western Australia Perth Zoo is recognised internationally for its breeding programs and conservation work and has established itself as a major tourist attraction in Western Australia. Perth Zoo is a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums and is a part of international, regional and local breeding and conservation programs to ensure the maintenance of bio-diversity. We employ a diverse group of people and our success stories are a direct result of their passion and commitment. We are always on the lookout for people who share our vision for the future and want to contribute to making a difference. Perth Zoo currently has a fixed term vacancy up to 7 December 2013 as a Keeper within our Elephant Section. The Keeper’s role involves providing the highest possible levels of welfare, husbandry, species management, conservation research and enrichment for the group of elephants in our care. To be considered please write to us answering the following three questions and attach a current resume and a completed application form. Preferred applicants may be required to undertake a short trial period before a final decision is made. Suitable candidates may be considered for similar vacancies on the section over the next 12 months. 1. Please outline your experience in the husbandry and training of elephants including your ability to work safely with and around elephants. 2. What experience do you have that demonstrates you are capable of working as an effective team member within a close knit team? 3. Briefly describe your experience using Operant Conditioning techniques to train animals, including a list of the species you have trained. Use examples to demonstrate this. HOW TO APPLY: Please send in a completed application form, your current resume and your responses to the three questions above. Please note - responses to questions should be no more than a total of two pages in length. JOB APPLICATION PACKAGE: If you would like to find out more visit our website for an application package at http://www.perthzoo.wa.gov.au/about-us/employment/current-vacancies or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. FOR FURTHER JOB RELATED INFORMATION: Contact Ric Dunlop, Life Sciences Project Officer (08) 9474 0394 or email to email@example.com (not to be contacted for an application package). SEND APPLICATIONS: by email firstname.lastname@example.org , or by post Human Resources, Perth Zoo, PO Box 489, South Perth 6951, or by fax 9474 4420 Applications must be received by 5:00pm, Friday 11 November 2011. Late applications or proformas will not be accepted. We are an equal opportunity employer encouraging cultural diversity. In line with our commitment to improve diversity from indigenous and culturally diverse groups, individuals from these groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
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