During the holiday season, it is quite fast paced. In the off seasons it can be slow. But every day you have a long list of chores and tasks you must complete. So your day is always busy as there are time frames to complete things as well as getting everything done on time to be ready for animal encounters that you're on. At times, you won't get your full breaks.
They're always hiring people as they have more than half their staff leaving within 6 months of starting there.
I loved working at Australia Zoo because it was such an amazing experience being around wildlife all day and I really learnt how to talk to the public in general.
Times vary on the department you're in.
Keepers get paid from these start times: 6am-4pm & 8am-5pm BUT in truth what Keepers actually work are: 5:30am - 4pm & 7:30am - 5:30pm
Keepers only get paid 8hrs a day, not the actual hours they work. There is no overtime!
Be prepared to answer everything positively and say you will do whatever it takes to get the job done.
Does Australia Zoo require a background check? What kind of background check does Australia Zoo do?
No Australia Zoo does not require a background check.