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Senior Wildlife Keeper
Department for Environment and Water
Job reference: 516370
Location: 5152 - CLELAND
Job status: Short Term Contract
Eligibility: Open to Everyone


The Senior Wildlife Keeper located at Cleland Wildlife Park is responsible for the day to day operation and direction of staff and exhibits within the animal management section. The Senior Wildlife Keeper contributes to the delivery of animal management services by assisting in the development, maintenance and co-ordination of the Parks wildlife displays, breeding programs, the care of captive native animals and the enhancement of visitor activities and education programs.

Contract up to 10 November 2023.

Special Conditions:

  • A current Working with Children Check is essential.
  • Will be required to participate in fire management or associated duties.
  • Some out of hours may be required.
  • A current class “C” driver’s licence and willingness and ability to safely operate a 4wd is essential.
  • The incumbent will be required to wear a uniform in accordance with departmental policy.



GSE6 - $1,140.00 min. - $1,154.00 max. per week

Enquiries to:

Byron Manning
Curator of Wildlife
0411 655 883 


Application Instructions:

Please note that all applications must be submitted online via I WORK FOR SA

Applicants are to submit a Pre-employment Declaration, current CV and letter of application (max. 3 pages) addressing the Technical, Professional/Knowledge and Experience (including qualifications) as outlined in the Role Description.


The Department for Environment and Water is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds including all ages and gender identities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, people with disability, culturally and linguistically diverse and LGBTIQA+.

Applications close: 31/01/2023 11:00 PM

- Pre-Employment-Declaration_240522.pdf
- Role Description Senior Wildlife Keeper.pdf

Flexibility Statement
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.