Are you looking at becoming a Zookeeper? They are responsible for the daily care and feeding of the animals, and the maintenance of their enclosures and are an extremely competitive role to get into. Currently, there are is only 1 position for a Zookeeper across Australia! However, you still have a chance. The Perfect Resume team has helped others to get into the Farming, Animals & Conservation industry and believe we can increase your chances with our resume writing services also!
To apply for a Zookeeper position, your resume will need to prove you can care for zoo animals that are kept in captivity for conservation, education and to be displayed to the public. Recruiters and prospective employers will also be looking for transferable skills in:
- Cleaning out and maintaining enclosures.
- Feeding animals and managing their dietary needs.
- Replenishing fresh water throughout the day.
- Training animals to respond to commands.
- Caring for sick, injured or unhappy animals.
- Providing Veterinarians with observations or reports.
- Presenting information to the public through animal shows, during school excursion tours or through answering questions from zoo visitors.
Qualifications that would increase your chances of landing an interview include a Certificate III in Captive Animals (ACM30310), Bachelor of Zoology, Bachelor of Science, or a Bachelor of Biodiversity and Conservation.
Due to the high volume of applications zoos received every year, a Master of Science or a Master of Science in Agriculture would be favourable, as well as involvement in a professional development group, such as the International Society of Zoological Sciences.
The Perfect Resume Services
When applying for a Zookeeper position, your resume needs to tell a story about your skills, expertise, talents and passions and in a highly competitive job market, standing out matters!
The team at The Perfect Resume are skilled in writing resumes for Zookeepers and have proven success in helping people land interviews and the job they want! We offer all job seekers a free resume review, ATS Scan, guides and templates and genuinely care about your career outcomes, partnering with you on your job search journey, following up and providing ongoing support. You will not feel like you are on your own!