Foodstore Operator - Healesville Sanctuary

  • Fixed-Term Full-Time position - 12 month contract
  • Based at Healesville Sanctuary
  • Roster Tues - Sun 

Zoos Victoria operates three landmark zoos, Healesville Sanctuary, Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo. Victoria's zoos are made up of passionate, energetic and driven employees committed to fighting wildlife extinction. Every person, from the extensive range of disciplines, plays an important role in helping the organisation realise its vision to become the world leading zoo-based conservation organisation.

Healesville Sanctuary is seeking a Foodstore Operator to join the team on a fixed term basis.

Responsibilities of this position will include:

- Accountable for Food, Equipment & Uniform Supplies by maintaining stock and the purchase, storage, delivery and the distribution of animal food, while ensuring quality standards are maintained.
- Purchase, delivery, and distribution of equipment for the Life Sciences Department
- Stock monitoring, purchase, storage and distribution of uniforms for Healesville Sanctuary
- Animal Food Preparation and Live Food Production
- Manage the production and husbandry of live food (e.g. mice, rats, flies, crickets etc) to maximise output while maintaining the highest animal welfare standards

About you:

You are a highly motivated, energetic team member, who brings a high standard of verbal and written communication skills to the position. You will use initiative when working both autonomously and within a close team environment. You have sound knowledge of the modern zoo philosophy, conservation and education, and well-developed interpersonal skills, appropriate presentation skills, and the experience to impart the Zoos Victoria message to a wide variety of stakeholders and most importantly, the ability to engage the general public. You will have a commitment to the Zoos Victoria Vision.

- A current forklift license would be advantageous.
- A current certificate to operate a band saw would be advantageous.

You will be required to work on a roster across a 7-day week, including weekends and public holidays, being physically able to undertake work, holding a current driver's licence and be willing to participate in additional training/education as required.

For more information on this role, please refer to the position description below.


Applications will close on 22nd November 2019.


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12/11/2019 $0 Yarra Valley & High Country 1 Farming, Animals & Conservation
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