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Work Experience/Placement Program

At Altina Widllife Park we offer a Work Experience/Placement program. Student's are advised to only apply if they have a genuine interest in working in the Zoo industry as applications will be screened by Management. For more details on what to expect at Altina during work experience/placement as well as to apply, please click HERE, print the application and complete as directed. Please Note: The 'Apply Online' below is NOT for Work Experience/Placement applications, all applications sent via 'Apply Online' will be denied.

No Applications will be accepted after 30th September for the current year. 

Employment Opportunities

Prior to recruiting staff all applicants are “screened” by Managing Directors and progress through a series of interviews to allow for the best possible candidate to be given the opportunity to join our team.

Regardless of permanent position availability we will continuously consider Volunteer applicants on their merits. Please feel free to attach your details at any time if you are interested in gaining valuable experience at Altina. We welcome any high school student wishing to do their one week work placement/experience at out park, if interested please apply and supply your preferred dates.


Positions Available:


About the position:

This position is for full-time employment, 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday with the possibility of overtime to complete daily duties. The successful applicant will assist with maintenance and construction projects at Altina. Due to the nature of this work and with regular deadlines to meet, it can be a fast paced environment with the entirety of the work being hands on.

Duties Include, but are not limited to:

Assist with general maintenance of the facilities, fences and fabrication of materials (welding a variety of steels), Repairs etc. General cleaning duties of work sites, work sheds and equipment, assist tradespersons as requested, operation of plant machinery, irrigation as required, operating basic tools and machinery.

This position requires the following: 

The applicant must be fit for physical work, enthusiastic, able to demonstrate a high level of work-ethic/initiative, be able to work well as a team and unsupervised, previous maintenance/labouring/trade experience,  experience operating tools and machinery related to the position with appropriate Licences/Qualifications, hold a current manual drivers licence. Experience with Heavy Machinery and/or welding would be a strong advantage.

A competitive wage package will be offered in line with the level of experience and skills.


About the position:

A position is available for a motivated and enthusiastic Animal Keeper. He/She must be willing to carry out all duties associated with Park and animal management including enclosure maintenance, animal welfare, conducting tours, animal food prep (weigh, portion, prepare, store) and general duties.

We are offering a full-time position (over a 14-day roster) in which communication, time management, and knowledge of various animals and their behaviour is necessary. Experience in handling horses would be an asset but not necessary.

Skills, Knowledge, and experience:

  • Must be willing to do overtime/weekend work.
  • Certificate III in Captive Animals will be an advantage but not a necessity.
  • Knowledge and experience in captive management of a range of species.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and be able to work as part of a team.

A competitive wage package will be offered in line with the level of experience and skills.



Do you have a spare few hours and want to help our amazing animals? Come help our keepers chop and dice delicious fruit and vegetables for our Meerkats, Primates, Wallabies, Red Panda & Wombats. If you have a passion for animals and are interested in lending a hand to our mischievous friends, reach out to our team on 0412060342 and let us know an arrangement that suits you! You will also get the chance to see our animal’s appreciation as you feed them their lunch before you go!

VOLUNTEER - Must be available at least 1 day per week for a minimum of 3 months.

Altina is always looking for fun, animal loving volunteers to join our team. Duties will include; basic animal handling, cleaning and basic maintenance of enclosures, food preparation etc. Hours are 8am-4pm.

Prior animal experience is necessary.

To apply please fill out the online form below and attach your resume. Thank you



Watch this space for vacant position availability or if you wish to submit your CV for upcoming positions please fill out the details below and attach your resume.

Alternatively applications may be mailed or delivered to:

Recruitment Officer
Altina Wildlife Park
Hillston Road
Griffith NSW 2680



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