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16-09-2018

Veterinarian

Sydney Zoo
Sydney Zoo is a new large metropolitan Zoo currently under construction in Western Sydney with an expected opening date set for early 2019. Sydney Zoo will showcase a broad range of native and exotic animals using modern technology and advanced exhibit design with a strong focus on animal welfare, educating our visitors about animals and their habitats plus their conservation. Environmental and social awareness also plays a vital role in our messaging, focusing on indigenous culture and human influence on the environment.

The Position
This is an outstanding opportunity to be part of an exciting new zoo in the role of Veterinarian, utilising your skills in an area that you are genuinely passionate about. The role will commence in October/November 2018 (start date is negotiable).

During the initial construction period the Veterinarian will be working with the teams responsible for exhibit design, construction and animal acquisition, plus developing the Veterinary capacity of the Sydney Zoo as the animals arrive. You will be responsible for sourcing equipment, supplies and resources to cover the veterinary needs of the animals being housed at the Sydney Zoo. Post opening responsibilities will include all aspects of managing the veterinary services including all aspects of animal health, nutrition, animal welfare and specialist engagement as part of our greater animal care team. In parallel to that you will be working with the senior management team having the veterinary facilities registered as a veterinary hospital.

Skills, Knowledge and Relevant Experience
- Minimum of 10 years´ experience in a zoo or relevant/equivalent veterinary industry experience.
- Extensive experience in the health, welfare and management of zoo animals.
- Strong teamwork skills.
- Driver´s licence and the ability to drive a manual vehicle (preferable).
- Demonstrated commitment to the conservation of species and ecosystems.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability to work independently under broad direction or positively contribute to a team environment.
- Demonstrated ability to manage a small team including setting directions, monitoring work, supervising staff, providing feedback, managing performance and assisting the Senior Team to resolve grievances if required.
- Proven ability in carrying out daily veterinary duties to a high standard ensuring all animal health, husbandry and welfare needs are met.
- Demonstrated ability to work as a team to develop and implement animal diets.
- Knowledge of and commitment to Workplace Health and Safety
- First Aid Certification (desirable)
- Firearms Licence (desirable)

Applications
To apply for this position please visit the Sydney Zoo Website Careers Page http://www.sydneyzoo.com/careers/ and click on the advertised position. Applicants will be required to provide a current resume and a covering letter outlining your ability to meet the above selection requirements. Applications close at 5.00pm on Friday the 5th October 2018.

Please direct any requests for further information to info@sydneyzoo.com

Sydney Zoo is committed to the principles and practices of Equal Employment Opportunity and Cultural Diversity.
Hours / week40
React before05-10-2018
 
OrganisationSydney Zoo
Websitehttp://www.sydneyzoo.com/
EmailSend an email
07-09-2018

Carnivore Curator

Sydney Zoo
Sydney Zoo is a new large metropolitan Zoo currently under construction in Western Sydney with an expected opening date set for early 2019. Sydney Zoo will showcase a broad range of native and exotic animals using modern technology and advanced exhibit design with a strong focus on animal welfare, educating our visitors about animals and their habitats plus their conservation. Environmental and social awareness also plays a vital role in our messaging, focusing on indigenous culture and human influence on the environment.

The Position
This is an outstanding opportunity to be part of an exciting new zoo in the role of Carnivore Curator utilising your skills in an area that you are genuinely passionate about. The role will commence in September/October 2018 (start date is negotiable).

During the initial construction period the Curator will be working with the teams responsible for exhibit design, construction and animal acquisition, plus assembling and training their curatorial team. Post opening responsibilities will include all aspects of managing the Carnivores, their habitats and Sydney Zoo´s curatorial team members.

Skills, Knowledge and Relevant Experience
* Minimum of 10 years´ experience in a zoo or relevant/equivalent industry.
* Extensive experience in the welfare and management of large Carnivores.
* Strong customer service skills.
* Driver´s licence and the ability to drive a manual vehicle (preferable).
* Demonstrated commitment to the conservation of species and ecosystems.
* Excellent interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability to work independently under broad direction or positively contribute to a team environment.
* Demonstrated ability to manage a small team including setting directions, monitoring work, supervising staff, providing feedback, managing performance and assisting the Senior Team to resolve grievances if required.
* Proven ability in carrying out daily keeping duties to a high standard ensuring all animal husbandry and welfare needs are met.
* Demonstrated ability to develop and implement animal diets.
* Knowledge of and commitment to Workplace Health and Safety
* First Aid Certification (desirable)
* Firearms Licence (desirable)

Enquiries or Applications
Can be directed to; Attention the General Manager Life Sciences info@sydneyzoo.com

To apply for this position please visit the Sydney Zoo Website Careers Page http://www.sydneyzoo.com/careers/ and click on the advertised position. Applicants will be required to provide a current resume and a covering letter outlining your ability to meet the above selection requirements. Applications close at 5.00pm on Monday the 24th September 2018

Sydney Zoo is committed to the principles and practices of Equal Employment Opportunity and Cultural Diversity.
Hours / week40
React before24-09-2018
 
OrganisationSydney Zoo
Websitehttp://www.sydneyzoo.com/
EmailSend an email
07-09-2018

Aquatics Curator

Sydney Zoo
Sydney Zoo is a new large metropolitan Zoo currently under construction in Western Sydney with an expected opening date set for early 2019. Sydney Zoo will showcase a broad range of native and exotic animals using modern technology and advanced exhibit design with a strong focus on animal welfare, educating our visitors about animals and their habitats plus their conservation. Environmental and social awareness also plays a vital role in our messaging, focusing on indigenous culture and human influence on the environment.

The Position
This is an outstanding opportunity to be part of an exciting new zoo in the role of Aquatics Curator utilising your skills in an area that you are genuinely passionate about. The role will commence in September/October 2018 (start date is negotiable).

During the initial construction period the Curator will be working with the teams responsible for exhibit design, construction and animal acquisition, plus assembling and training their curatorial team. Post opening responsibilities will include all aspects of managing the Aquatic animals, their habitats, life support systems and Sydney Zoo´s curatorial team members.

Skills, Knowledge and Relevant Experience
* Minimum of 10 years´ experience in a zoo or relevant/equivalent industry.
* Extensive experience in the welfare and management of Aquatic animals.
* A detailed knowledge of life support systems.
* Strong customer service skills.
* Driver´s licence and the ability to drive a manual vehicle (preferable).
* Demonstrated commitment to the conservation of species and ecosystems.
* Excellent interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability to work independently under broad direction or positively contribute to a team environment.
* Demonstrated ability to manage a small team including setting directions, monitoring work, supervising staff, providing feedback, managing performance and assisting the Senior Team to resolve grievances if required.
* Proven ability in carrying out daily keeping duties to a high standard ensuring all animal husbandry and welfare needs are met.
* Demonstrated ability to develop and implement animal diets.
* Knowledge of and commitment to Workplace Health and Safety.
* First Aid Certification (desirable)
* Firearms Licence (desirable)

Enquiries or Applications
Can be directed to; Attention the General Manager Life Sciences info@sydneyzoo.com

To apply for this position please visit the Sydney Zoo Website Careers Page http://www.sydneyzoo.com/careers/ and click on the advertised position. Applicants will be required to provide a current resume and a covering letter outlining your ability to meet the above selection requirements. Applications close at 5.00pm on Monday the 24th September 2018

Sydney Zoo is committed to the principles and practices of Equal Employment Opportunity and Cultural Diversity.
Hours / week40
React before24-09-2018
 
OrganisationSydney Zoo
Websitehttp://www.sydneyzoo.com/
EmailSend an email
07-09-2018

Primate Curator

Sydney Zoo
Sydney Zoo is a new large metropolitan Zoo currently under construction in Western Sydney with an expected opening date set for early 2019. Sydney Zoo will showcase a broad range of native and exotic animals using modern technology and advanced exhibit design with a strong focus on animal welfare, educating our visitors about animals and their habitats plus their conservation. Environmental and social awareness also plays a vital role in our messaging, focusing on indigenous culture and human influence on the environment.

The Position
This is an outstanding opportunity to be part of an exciting new zoo in the role of Primate Curator utilising your skills in an area that you are genuinely passionate about. The role will commence in September/October 2018 (start date is negotiable).

During the initial construction period the Curator will be working with the teams responsible for exhibit design, construction and animal acquisition, plus assembling and training their curatorial team. Post opening responsibilities will include all aspects of managing the Primates, their habitats and Sydney Zoo´s curatorial team members.

Skills, Knowledge and Relevant Experience
* Minimum of 10 years´ experience in a zoo or relevant/equivalent industry.
* Extensive experience in the welfare and management of Primates.
* Strong customer service skills.
* Driver´s licence and the ability to drive a manual vehicle (preferable).
* Demonstrated commitment to the conservation of species and ecosystems.
* Excellent interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability to work independently under broad direction or positively contribute to a team environment.
* Demonstrated ability to manage a small team including setting directions, monitoring work, supervising staff, providing feedback, managing performance and assisting the Senior Team to resolve grievances if required.
* Proven ability in carrying out daily keeping duties to a high standard ensuring all animal husbandry and welfare needs are met.
* Demonstrated ability to develop and implement animal diets.
* Knowledge of and commitment to Workplace Health and Safety
* First Aid Certification (desirable)
* Firearms Licence (desirable)

Enquiries or Applications
Can be directed to; Attention the General Manager Life Sciences info@sydneyzoo.com

To apply for this position please visit the Sydney Zoo Website Careers Page http://www.sydneyzoo.com/careers/ and click on the advertised position. Applicants will be required to provide a current resume and a covering letter outlining your ability to meet the above selection requirements. Applications close at 5.00pm on Monday the 24th September 2018.

Sydney Zoo is committed to the principles and practices of Equal Employment Opportunity and Cultural Diversity.
Hours / week40
React before24-09-2018
 
OrganisationSydney Zoo
Websitehttp://www.sydneyzoo.com/
EmailSend an email
19-08-2018

Resident Veterinary Surgeon

Exciting new opportunity for a Resident Veterinary Surgeon

Join a dedicated team in the rehabilitation and ongoing care of over 170 rescued Asiatic black and Malayan sun bears at Animals Asia´s Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre.

We are seeking a veterinary surgeon to join the Bear and Vet Team, located at the Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre (VBRC), Tam Dao National Park, approximately 90 minutes from the capital Hanoi. VBRC is the only sanctuary in Vietnam accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS).

The resident veterinary position involves shared responsibility for providing extensive veterinary care to the bears while working closely with our veterinary nurses and bear management team. The position also involves outreach activities with local communities, capacity building with local wildlife rescue centers and zoos, and working alongside and providing on-the-job training for a Vietnamese veterinary intern. The vet and nurse team also provide care for the companion animals of staff and local communities, including vaccines, desexing, and general veterinary care, comprising approximately 30% of the week.

The resident veterinary surgeon will report to the senior veterinary surgeon.

Please contact our HR department at hrhkg@animalsasia.org for further details and a full job description for this position.

For more information about Animals Asia please visit our website www.animalsasia.org.

Requirements
- At least 3 years work experience in a small or mixed veterinary practice, zoological facility, specialist referral centre, or similar working environment.
- Must satisfy Hong Kong Veterinary Surgeons Board registration requirements. Please refer to the requirements in Schedule 1 here: http://www.vsbhk.org.hk/english/guide/files/GAregistration_e.pdf.
- Excellent clinical and organizational skills, attention to detail, an aptitude for problem-solving medicine and self-directed learning, and plenty of initiative and flexibility.
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to live and work closely with the rest of the team comprising both western and local staff.
- Cultural sensitivity and a history of working abroad, plus a background in captive wildlife management or charitable veterinary work are beneficial.
- Suitable candidates must be able to commit for a minimum of 2 years.

Appointment is paid, full-time, five (5) days a week with some weekend work applicable.

The following items are included in your full-time contract
- On-site accommodation
- Relocation assistance
- Emergency medical insurance
- Paid holidays

How to apply
Applications should be emailed, with your name included in the email header, and include a cover letter (stating the applied position), CV with your current and expected salary, and completed Job Application form (https://www.animalsasia.org/uk/assets/pdf/Job_Application_Form_AAF_ChinaandVietnam-1.pdf) to: hrhkg@animalsasia.org. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Personal data collected will be treated in strict confidence and used solely for recruitment purposes.

Closing date: Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis with the vacancy closing once filled.
Hours / week40
 
OrganisationVietnam Bear Rescue Centre
Websitehttp://www.animalsasia.org.
EmailSend an email


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