Wildlife education officer - Queensland Industry Tourism Council

Wildlife education officer

Wildlife education officers provide information to visitors about wildlife, this may include conservation information or the handling of wildlife.


  • Enforce guest, visitor and staff safety regulations and procedures
  • Transport animals to education facilities and other venues
  • Assist with breeding programs
  • Prepare veterinary approved diets
  • Observe designated animals daily, checking appearance and health
  • Train staff in procedures, policies and practices
  • Plan and present education programs
  • Provide guest interaction by roving the park with appropriate animals, answer questions, deliver conservation message and ensure guest and animal safety
  • Participate in public relations and promotional activities
  • Ensure correct operating procedures and policies
  • Competently perform capture and restraint techniques of different animals
  • Train, mentor and monitor team members to competently perform animal husbandry duties
  • Have a high level of competency and ability interpreting animal behaviour, conditioning animals and extinguishing undesirable behaviours
  • Deliver wildlife talks and presentations to the public and respond to questions from guests

Future demand

Future demand - stable

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