Partnerships Manager

Every day at Wellington Zoo we celebrate the living world. We have an exciting vacancy for a Partnerships Manager to play a key role in moving the Zoo forward. This is a unique position where you will get an opportunity to really make the role your own. 

The role encompasses the development of both new and existing partnerships with corporate sponsors, trust/government funders and individual supporters. As a charitable trust, Wellington Zoo needs to build its revenue and the successful candidate will be pivotal to helping us achieve our financial sustainability goals. 

The ideal candidate will have:
• A proven track record in business development and sales
• Excellent communication and relationship management skills
• Demonstrated ability to be a self starter and  plan, prioritise and organise time effectively and achieve targets
• Business acumen, strong negotiating skills and the ability to identify and capitalise on opportunities
• An interest in conservation and the work of the Zoo

If this sound like you, and you’d like to be part of a team who is passionate about wildlife, conservation and connecting with our community you can apply by emailing your covering letter, CV and completed self assessment and application form to or post it to Partnerships Manager Vacancy, c/- Wellington Zoo Trust, 200 Daniell Street, Newtown, Wellington 6021. 

Applications must be received by close of business on Wednesday 29 October 2014. 

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To become a Zookeeper at Wellington Zoo, you must have completed the National Certificate in Captive Wild Animals from Unitec in Auckland. This is a zoo-based qualification and directly relevant to zoo work. Other qualifications, or parts of them, may be recognised as equivalent to some parts of the course.