There are currently no vacancies available, however we are always seeking volunteers to help out at Wellington Zoo
Do you want to be a zoo keeper?
A zoo keeper needs to be dedicated, have a keen interest in animals, be physically fit and enjoy working outside in all weather. Zoo keepers need to be practical, observant and have good communication skills, with an ability to relate to people as well as animals.
Volunteering at a zoo will give you a better idea of what the job is really about and allow you to make an informed decision as to whether you want to pursue a career in the Zoo industry.
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.