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Maintenance Assistant

Listed 2 days Ago
Wellington Zoo Trust

 Mō mātou: About us

Welcome to our wild party! At Wellington Zoo we are guided by our kaupapa “Me Tiaki, Kia Ora!” and are committed to a vision of being the Zoo with the biggest heart. We have a strong green furry heart and care about making connections between animals, people, and our environment. We punch above our weight in leading the way through connecting people with animals, saving animals in the wild and ensuring we’re a voice to be heard. 

Mō te tūranga: About the role 

There is a little bit of everything for this role. You’ll assist the Team leader and various contractors with the maintenance of buildings, plant and equipment. About 20% of your time will have a particular focus on water infrastructure, pumps and filters. 

He kōrero mōu: About you

 · Do your friends and family walk away when you talk about the swimming pools, and how you fixed the pump? We won’t!

· Have you some affinity with pumps and are a quick learner willing to give things a go? 

· How is your fitness level? We are on a hill after all and there is a lot of walking to do!

· Are you level-headed and take health and safety seriously?

· Do you have a practical mindset and be willing to pitch in and help the wider team when needed? 

· Have you a current drivers’ licence and able to drive a manual transmission?


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

· A collaborative, friendly and varied place to work 

· Yearly allocation of Zoo passes and Zoo Close Encounters that can be shared with family and friends.

· Zoo product discounts.

· Five days Conservation Leave per year of employment to work on a conservation project. 

· Sick leave entitlement from the start of employment. 

· Annual flu vaccinations. 

· An extra accrued week of annual leave after 5 years continuous service

· The ability to walk around and enjoy the Zoo every day. 

· The opportunity to be part of a passionate and committed team that is dedicated to animal welfare, sustainability initiatives, community engagement and conservation outcomes.


If this sounds like the place for you, we’d love to hear from you.  If you   have any questions about this opportunity, please email people& and we’ll get someone to contact you. 

To submit your application, click ‘Apply for this job’ to direct you   to our application site. To find out more about what we do and what we care   about please visit

Applicants for this position should have or be able to attain NZ   residency or a valid NZ work permit. 

Please also note, if successful in your application you will be   required to undergo a police background check and pre-employment drug and   alcohol checks (which we will arrange). 

We  anticipate the start date for this role to be January / early February 2023. Interviews will take place this year.