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ICZ Steering Committee Member-Volunteer Position

The International Congress of Zookeepers (ICZ) is a conglomerate of zookeeper associations from around the world. Our vision is ´a global network of zookeepers contributing to the highest standard of professional animal care and the role of zoos today.´

The ICZ is managed by a steering committee, which is currently made up of representatives from eight zookeeper associations (AKTAP, GACAS, AICAS, AFSA, ABWAK, ASZK, BdZ and Harpij).

In order to widen our representation, we would like to involve new steering committee members who are not connected to one of the associations listed above. Therefore, we are looking for zoo-professionals who are able to communicate in English, have regular access to e-mail and would like to devote some of their time working in a diverse team to achieve something for the betterment of the profession.

You would be expected to work on a wide variety of projects and be able to meet deadlines. The steering committee has one face-to-face meeting per year and bimonthly e-mail meetings. Skype meetings or other meetings will occur as required.

Steering committee members will need to be self-funded through their work, association or independently until funding sources are better secured.

Each term is for a period of three years, with elections in the congress-year. If you do not believe you can hold the position for three years, you should not nominate.

How to Apply
Inquiries or applications can be directed to Liz Romer (President, ICZ) at Applications should include a current resume and a cover letter outlining your strengths and commitment.

Applications close on June 30th, 2019.

The positions will be voted on by the ICZ executive committee.
Hours / week0
React before30-06-2019
OrganisationInternational Congress of Zookeepers

Experienced Animal Keeper-Bird Ectotherm and Invertebrate Team

Thank you for your interest in the above position. The following information will assist you in completing the application process and we look forward to receiving your application.

Position Advertisement:
Set in 80 hectares, Orana Wildlife Park (Christchurch) is New Zealand´s only open range zoo. The Park is home to 400 animals representing over 70 different species. The focus of our collection is New Zealand native fauna and African savannah animals. In 2015 Orana completed the biggest project in its history - a $6M Great Ape Centre that is home to New Zealand´s only gorillas and orang-utans! Orana is currently part way through an exciting development plan to ensure that the Park continues to evolve and develop into the future. Planning is advanced on our next major capital project - a new Native Species Centre, a state of the art incubation and chick rearing facility showcasing a range of native species that will enable Orana to make a greater contribution to New Zealand species conservation. Additionally, a Maud Island Frog Habitat is due for completion soon. Operated as a charitable trust, Orana fulfils an important role in managed, zoobased breeding programmes and is involved in Department of Conservation breed for release recovery programmes for endangered New Zealand species including whio, pateke and orangefronted kakariki and is involved in the captive component of the kiwi programme.
We are seeking to employ a suitable person for the above position. You will need to be a highly driven and energetic individual with a passion for wildlife.
The ideal applicant will need to possess the following skills and attributes:
- At least five years´ experience with a focus on avian, reptilian and/or amphibian husbandry.
- Knowledge and experience in pest control/trapping is highly desirable. A firearms license is considered an advantage.
- High level of physical fitness with good practical and maintenance skills, for example aviary maintenance, tree pruning and general horticultural knowledge.
- Strong interest in the conservation of New Zealand´s native fauna.
- Responsible mature attitude and team player.
- A Unitec `Care of Captive Wild Animals´ certificate would be considered an advantage.

Duties will include:
- Providing a high standard of daily care and welfare to a variety of birds, reptiles and amphibians.
- Daily behavioural observations, health checks and record keeping.
- Involvement in breeding programmes for threatened native species, e.g. whio, pateke and kiwi, including artificial egg incubation and chick rearing.
- Conducting fun and informative presentations to educate and engage visitors.
- Native planting and predator control.
- Maintenance of aviaries, enclosures and surrounding habitats.

The working week for the position is yet to be determined and will involve working full time, 80 hours across two weeks and will include some weekend work. Hours of work are 8:30am to 5:00pm. Salary will be in accordance with skills and experience. If you wish to apply, then we
invite you to request an application pack by telephone (03 359 7109) or email ( All applications must be submitted on the official application form included in the pack by 5 pm, Friday 7
th June 2019. Applications can be posted to: Manager of
Birds and Ectotherms, Orana Wildlife Park, PO Box 5130, Christchurch 8542, or emailed to us at Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
Hours / week40
React before07-06-2019
OrganisationOrana Wildlife Park
EmailSend an email

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 for further details and a full job description for this position.

For more information about Animals Asia please visit our website

- 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:
- 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 ( to: 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
EmailSend an email

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