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Arboriculture and Foliage Collection Coordinator

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Auckland Zoo

Published Date

11 August 2022

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About the Job

He angitūtanga: The opportunity

Auckland Zoo is widely recognised as one of the most progressive zoos in the world.  A winner of national and international environmental-related awards, it is home to 108 different species and over 1000 animals.  With such an array of different species, this is a great opportunity to join Auckland Zoo and be part of an organisation that aims to focus the Zoo's resources to benefit conservation, and provide engaging visitor experiences which inspire and empower people to take positive action for wildlife and the environment. This role plays a significant part in the delivery of positive welfare outcomes for the Zoo’s animal collection.

In order to provide the very best in animal welfare, there are many species of animals within the zoo that require branches and foliage (Browse) as part of their daily diet and care. As Coordinator, you will be working closely with the wider Animal Care and Conservation and Horticultural Departments and responsible for managing internal supplies together with sourcing a variety of branches and foliage from around Auckland to supplement the dietary and behavioural requirements of the Zoo's animals.  You will also be required to assist with diet preparation and store management on an occasional basis as part of the wider team responsibilities.

He kōrero mōu: About you

To be successful in this position you will possess a minimum of 2 years' experience in arboriculture and be knowledgeable on species identification of trees and shrubs and the use of chain and pruning saws. You will have experience in pruning practices and principles as well as the ability to identify toxic trees and shrubs. With great communication skills, you will have the ability to build relationships with a wide network of internal and external stakeholders. You will have strong technical skills, specifically using Microsoft office skills, in order to generate reports and keep accurate, up to date records. A relevant qualification in Horticulture/Arboriculture is advantageous. You will have leadership skills and experience coordinating or managing a team. You must have a valid drivers licence and be comfortable driving loaded utes/small trucks.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

This is a permanent fulltime role, working on a rotating roster system including weekends and public holidays. A high level of energy and physical fitness will enable you to meet the daily challenges of the role. We are a fun and enthusiastic team, who thrive in this challenging and rewarding area of the Zoo.

If you have a high level of energy and physical fitness and a desire to achieve conservation outcomes through a zoo-based career, then this is the opportunity you have been waiting for – apply now.

This position is deemed a safety sensitive position and will require pre-employment drug testing.

Applications close Sunday 21st August 2022

Please note that if you are applying from overseas, we strongly recommend you seek advice from immigration New Zealand on the visa application process and your likely eligibility before applying

Tātaki Auckland Unlimited is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

Tātaki Auckland Unlimited strongly encourages our employees to be fully vaccinated.

Please note the offical title for this role is Browse Coordinator.

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