Animal Behaviour

Example Job Adverts

Please find below some recent job advertisements sourced by the Careers and Employer Liaison Centre (CELC). 

It should be noted that this is not an exhaustive list, but is merely meant to demonstrate the employment opportunities available to graduates of this discipline.

Zoos Victoria, Conservation and Science Support Officer

Zoos Victoria leads wildlife conservation and research programs as part of delivering our fighting extinction commitment - to ensure that no Victorian terrestrial vertebrate species become extinct. Zoos Victoria also supports 6 international Conservation projects and is committed to championing exceptional animal welfare standards as we transition towards becoming a world-leading zoo-based conservation organisation (ZBCO). As a result, the Wildlife Conservation and Science (WCS) department are custodians of Conservation, Research, Sustainability, Welfare and Advocacy, playing a vital role in Zoos Victoria's ZBCO work.

The purpose of the Conservation and Science Support Officer is to assist the Director of WCS in carrying out the functions and responsibilities of the Department; provide technical and administrative support for WCS-supported projects whilst taking ownership of science communication within the division.

You should have a meticulous and fastidious approach to your work and exceptional time management skills. Furthermore, your polished communication skills are demonstrated in your ability to liaise and coordinate with internal and external stakeholders through a professional verbal and written style. The operational requirements of the role require a sound knowledge across all Microsoft Office products. Knowledge in the biological sciences or an interest in environmental issues is important, as well as a commitment to communicating in a creative and effective manner.

Department for Environment and Natural Resources, Curator of Wildlife

Duties: As the Curator of Wildlife you will be responsible for ensuring the maintenance and health of the captive native wildlife collection and their displays, the promotion of visitor experiences and facilities, and the strategic management of the Wildlife Management Section at Cleland Wildlife Park, including the supervision, training and development of key personnel. If you have a sound working knowledge of captive native wildlife management, excellent managerial skills, initiative, enjoy working within a dynamic team and would like a role where you can make a difference and see results then this position is for you.


RSPCA (SA), Events Coordinator

The RSPCA SA was founded in South Australia in 1875, and remains the principal animal welfare charity in the State. The RSPCA SA cares for sick and injured animals and operates animal shelters to rehome unwanted animals.  
The RSPCA SA is unique in its role in enforcing the Animal Welfare Act, which includes receiving calls from the public, investigating reports and prosecuting alleged breaches of the Act.  The promotion of these activities is essential to ensure the work of the RSPCA SA is recognised in the community, and assists our abilities to effectively raise funds.  
We are seeking an enthusiastic self starter to assist with our major events, manage other events and coordinate our merchandise offerings. The successful candidate will work closely with external event managers and our busy fundraising team.  
If you have experience in this area, along with a genuine commitment to and compassion for animals and their welfare, this is the position for you.


Australian Wildlife Conservancy, Yookamurra Wildlife Educator & Field Ecologist

Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the conservation of Australia's threatened wildlife and their habitats. AWC now owns and manages more land than any other private conservation organisation in Australia - 22 properties covering more than 2.6 million hectares - protecting more than 1,200 fauna species through active land management informed by strategic scientific research.

Five of these properties - Scotia, Buckaringa, Yookamurra, Dakalanta and Kalamurina - occur in southeastern Australia and cover a combined area of 752,000 hectares, protecting a diversity of threatened species and habitats.

The Yookamurra Wildlife Educator and Field Ecologist will be based at Yookamurra Wildlife Sanctuary, a 5,000 ha property situated in the Murray Mallee region of South Australia. They will be responsible for hosting a comprehensive environmental education program for visiting primary, secondary and university students. This will include hosting guided walks and presentations to groups of students and visitors, as well as logistics such as catering, cleaning, and invoicing.

Support will be provided by the Yookamurra Sanctuary Manager in this area and in managing the threatened species reintroduction program, where AWC have already successfully reintroduced regionally extinct animals including the greater bilby and the numbat. The Yookamurra Wildlife Educator and Field Ecologist will also assist with land management duties including animal husbandry, infrastructure repairs and maintenance, repairs to the feral-proof fence, and pest, plant and animal monitoring programs.

The successful candidate will be able to prioritise and execute a large number of tasks in an efficient manner, and demonstrate excellent communication skills and appropriate environmental education experience, including an ability to present technical information to a wide range of stakeholders in an enthusiastic and informative manner. You will have a good understanding of ecological research and experience with field techniques such as animal trapping, handling and monitoring.

This is a unique opportunity to join Australia's largest non-government conservation organisation and help shape the future of private sector conservation in Australia. Based at Yookamurra Wildlife Sanctuary (nr Sedan, SA) where on-sanctuary accommodation is provided. Experience living and working in a semi-rural environment is desirable.