Grounds Assistant

Wellington - Wellington City

Our dream is to ignite a Zoo revolution. Wellington Zoo is a team of powerfully passionate individuals who are champions for the welfare of all animals - within and beyond the boundaries of the Zoo. We are supported by a community that actively takes part in our commitment to caring for and saving species locally, nationally and globally.

We are guided by the ethos Me Tiaki, Kia Ora! We must look after our environment, so all things will flourish. We lead the way in modelling sustainable behaviours, and it is up to us collectively to make a difference for animals and the wild places they call home.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Grounds Assistant to join us in igniting a Zoo revolution, and leading the way in connecting people and animals to save animals in the wild.

The purpose of this role is to assist the Grounds Officer in waste management, general maintenance and appearance of the Zoo grounds, equipment maintenance and landscaping. The successful applicant will carry out the duties and responsibilities defined in this position description which contributes to achieving the continued success of the Wellington Zoo Trust.

For this role we are looking for someone who likes to punch above their weight. You will need to have an abundance of energy, enthusiasm and commitment to making things happen, along with time management skills and the ability to prioritise and effectively manage multiple requests and demands.

In addition to this you will need to have:

  • Ability to do manual labour
  • Willingness to work outside in all weather conditions
  • New Zealand or equivalent drivers’ license
  • Good knowledge of the use and care of small machinery, vehicles and tools
  • Evidence of commitment to meeting customer needs and ability to be a team player
  • The flexibility to work on a roster that includes regular weekend work and public holidays.

While not essential, knowledge of plants would be an advantage.

Applications close end of business 17 May 2019.

For more information on this vacancy please download the Job Description and for more information on Wellington Zoo please visit

Job Description

Applications close: 17 May 2019