Jobs in wildlife tourism
Welcome to our jobs page
- Use this page to advertise relevant vacancies – either add a comment or let us know via the Contact Us page.
- Please visit the job-seekers page. to see details of motivated prospective employees seeking employment or work experience
- Use our job-seekers page to let prospective employers and hosts know about your interested, availability and background experience
- Show your prospective employer you understand the basics of responsible wildlife tourism by reading the links from http://wildlifetourism.org.au/experiencing-our-wildlife/policies/
- If interested in volunteering for wildlife research (which may or may not involve paying for your involvement), check out our wildlife tourism research network
- To view WTA member operations to see which you might be interested in asking about vacancies, go to our Wildlife Tours,Parks, Accommodation page
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Scrolling down this page you will find
- links to other pages that advertise relevant vacancies
- samples of currently available vacancies in wildlife tourism, ecotourism, wildlife conservation and related fields
- courses in wildlife and tourism related fields.
The email newsletter Wildlife Extra regularly lists wildlife vacancies. Contact them at Wildlife Extra <email@example.com>
WILDLIFE JOB SEARCH: http://www.pherkad.com/jobs.html
This is a great search engine with regular eco tourism jobs: Ecotourism jobs
NEW Volunteer Animal Ambulance Driver. Currumbin Sanctuary.
Part time Keeper. Hamilton Island
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Job Centre: http://www.jobs.qld.gov.au/
NEW Coast & Estuary Officer. Port Stephens Council. Closing date 3/6/13
Discovery Ranger (Aboriginal) to deliver discovery program walks, talks and tours. Closes 19/5/2013
Field Officer – Scottsdale Reserve (75 km south of Canberra). Great opportunity. Applications close 16th May 2013
OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENT AND HERITAGE
Jobs Centre http://jobs.nsw.gov.au
Parade Rangers at Phillip Island Nature Parks. Full Time. Applications close 20/5/2013
Lead Aquarist at Melbourne Aquarium. Applications close 19/5/2013
Environmental Co-ordinator (Part time) Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve, Woori Yallock. Applications close 9/5/2013
Wildlife demonstrator. Wild Action.
DEPARTMENT OF SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVIRONMENT
Job Centre: http://www.careers.vic.gov.au
Current vacancies at Zoos in Victoria – see http://www.peoplestreme.net/zoosvictoria
DEPARTMENT OF PRIMARY INDUSTRIES, PARKS, WATER AND ENVIRONMENT
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES
NEW Fundraising & Sponsorship Co-ordinator. Auckland Zoo Closing date 23/5/2013
Volunteering Opportunities: http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/Work_With_Us/Volunteering_opportunities
NEW District Wildlife Officer. Dept Environment & Conservation. at Kimberley. Closes 14/5/2013
Horticulturist – NT Government, Parks & Wildlife. Closing date 19.5.2013
Animal Attendants are often needed at Caversham Wildlife Park
Skipper Positions at Mandurah Cruises.
Barramundi Fishing Guide on Ord River. Phone 08 91682310 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tour Guides & Coxswain. El Questro Wilderness Park.
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION
NEW Lodge Supervisor – Bamarru Plains, next to Kakadu National Park.
Snr Land & Sea Manager, Groote Eyland. Diverse job.
Tour Guide, Ayers Rock Full Time role.
NATURAL RESOURCES, ENVIRONMENT, THE ARTS AND SPORT
Also check out these links for wildlife job postings:
http://envirocruit.com/en which has a wildlife section, marine conservation etc.
A Research Scientist, Aquatic Ecology at James Cook University, Townsville, QLD. Click here for more info
Senior Researcher – Freshwater Ecology, MDFRC – La Trobe Uni, $117-129k, Mildura – Applications close 31/3/13
50 Partial Scholarships ($6,000) are now available to study IWC programs in integrated water management, which is available via distance learning. Get more info here.
Positions (including internships) wanted
Job-seekers – you can also add your details to the ‘Comments’ form below
1 January 2012
My name is Kris and I am currently in my first year of university at Salford, UK. I have the opportunity between my second and third year at uni to take a work placement year, to help me get some more experience to put towards my course, to gain contacts etc, and I would be really interested in doing some work in Australia, and was looking for your advice. I would be available for anything from 1 month to 9 months, and I am willing to work hard and try almost anything. I ideally want to get as much as experience with the Australian wildlife, and have no preference over any particular species, as I feel the more diverse my experience and knowledge, the more it will benefit me in the long run!
Email Kris MacGregor <email@example.com>
1st January 2012:
Hello, my name is Aude Martinez, I am 21 and I am looking for a four-month
internship. I am currently studying in France International Business and
Management, specialized in Tourism, Project Management and e-marketing. I am
very interested in sustainable and nature-related tourism. I would be glad
to send you my resume and covering letter if my profile interests you.
Email Aude Martinez <firstname.lastname@example.org>
My name is Joseph Swan and I am a graduate of the University of Canberra’s Tourism Management course. I graduated in 2003 and since have been travelling and working overseas in Asia and the U.S. Recently, I returned to Australia and I am now searching for work in the tourism industry in a marketing / administration / event management role. I am primarily looking for work in Melbourne. I have a great deal of world experience, and work experience in event management, administration, teaching and hospitality. I would be happy to send you a copy of my resume, should any such vacancies exist. email@example.com
Frank Einar Josep Haugen. I am 27 years old, and I hold a one year visa for working in Australia that will expire on the 16th of October 2011. In order to experience Australia from more than travelling, I would like to get a job. In Norway I got a cooking education, and worked that as a couple of years, after that I got a rather random job, and then I went back to studying. Lately I worked for almost a year at a farm in Norway that does substainable agriculture, and lastly I did volunteer work for wildlife in Namibia. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for full cv and to discuss possibilities. Address: 10-14 Oxford Square, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010. Mobile: 040548891
Jinkie. I’m a 20 year old female from South-Africa. I love working with animals and would like to learn more about wildlife. I have just finished a beginners course and my dream is to specialize in wildlife photography. If you have ANY job available starting next year (it doesn’t have to be photography) please let me know. Contact email@example.com
Hi, My name is Matthew Starr, I am a student in the UK studying international tourism management and I am set to graduate in july 2011. I have experienced a years placement in the hospitality sector in the U.S.A and want to try something new in Australia. I am passionate about wildlife however I am not sure whether placements to zoos r national parks are feasable. I would be looking at September next year,Please could you provide some information. Thanks firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteering can serve a useful purpose in raising awareness of our wildlife, and also give you valuable experience and something to add to your cv
Conservation Volunteers Australia always has a variety of exciting projects to join in with, giving you the opportunity to do your bit for conservation while traveling through the country
Many wildlife tourism operations such as Australia Zoo, David Fkeay Wildlife Park, Underwater World and others employ volunteer guides and offer training. Some natural history and conservation associations (e.g. Lamington Natural istory Association) are also involved in nature interpretation, and welcome enthusiastic volunteers
Cleland Wildlife Park in the Adelaide Hills (South Australia) is seeking volunteers
This is a new section – please advise if you would like your courses to be included here
- Certificate III in Animal Studies. Includes native wildlife rescue, care and rehabilitation
Program content includes rescuing animals and applying basic first aid, capture and restraint, providing nutritional requirements for various wildlife and monitoring animal health and wellbeing.
- Certificate II in general animal studies which covers the broader animal care industry including domestic animal care. For information on the Cert II see http://www.msit.edu.au/csu/factsheets.aspx?pid=ACM20110_418
- Bachelor of Science (Gold Coast campus) majoring in ecotourism
University of Queensland
- Associate Degree in Applied Science (Gatton campus) - the wilderness reserves and wildlife option covers the management of national or marine parks, conservation or recreation areas, or nature reserves.
Charles Sturt University
- Graduate Diploma of Ecotourism
- Graduate Certificate in Ecotourism
- Master of Ecotourism
Southern Cross University, Lismore
- Bachelor of Environmental Tourism Management
- Bachelor of Environmental Science (Coastal Management, Environmental Resource Management, Fisheries and Aquaculture Management) – includes topics relevant to natural area managment and environmental education
- Certificate I in Tourism (Australian Indigenous Culture)
- Certificate III in Tourism (Guiding)
Visit their sitye to find out about the new Kakadu training, and free courses for Tasmanian residents
This is a new section – please advise if you would like your courses to be included here