The Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA) is seeking a Relationships & Collection Development Manager to support the execution of the ZAA strategic pillars in New Zealand, specifically Government Advocacy, Member Engagement and Species Management.
ZAA is the peak industry body representing the zoo and aquarium community throughout New Zealand, Australia, and PNG. The Association has 99 member organisations which include zoos, aquariums, museums, and universities.
The Association participates in a number of New Zealand’s threatened species recovery programmes as well as managing the coordination of breeding programmes and setting the level of professional standards and animal welfare standards and practices for its members.
Across the Australasian region, ZAA members engage with an estimated 22 million visitors and provide education to over 1 million students each year. They support 639 conservation projects across 46 countries around the world, investing over $20m each year on programmes to protect threatened species in the wild.
ZAA members care for 342 species that are classified as threatened in the wild, and a total of 2,440 species. The Association aims to enhance these activities by enabling and facilitating collaboration across the members.
Tertiary qualification in science and/or appropriate experience
Understanding of progressive zoo and aquarium processes and ethos
Knowledge of the principles of small population biology
An understanding of biosecurity
Excellent communication, relationship development, and stakeholder management skills
Proficient in Microsoft office suite and other database tools
Attention to detail
Managing multiple tasks and prioritisation
To learn more, please visit the ZAA website: https://www.zooaquarium.org.au/index.php/category/employment/
Applications close 9 March 2018 at 5pm