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Exotic Animals Keeper

  • Gibbs Foundation – Kaipara Harbour

Gibbs Farm is a world renowned Sculpture Farm Park, located 13km from Kaukapakapa, north of Auckland. This aesthetically stunning property comprises 720ha of farmland hosting award-winning sculptures, exotic animals and trees, wetlands and lakes and a commercial farming operation.

In this exciting role of Exotic Animals Keeper, you will support the team to look after the animal health and welfare of exotic animals such as zebra, giraffes, water buffalo, emus and ostriches. Further key tasks include enclosure maintenance, recording and reporting, liaising with contractors and vets whilst following health & safety policy and procedure.

Strong animal health and welfare knowledge is required for this role with the appointee ideally having completed a captive animal course or vet nurse training course. Due to the complexity of this business, you will need excellent interpersonal skills and be required to communicate with the larger team and members of the public. A can-do attitude and a high level of personal pride and presentation are also essential in this role.

This diverse property set in the Kaipara Harbour will provide you with multiple challenges and an interesting work environment. There is a positive work culture and an excellent remuneration package on offer, accommodation is own care.

Applications close 5pm Monday 30th September 2019

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11 Sep 2019

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Gibbs Foundation
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  • Vet & Animal Health Services >> Exotic Animal Keeper