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 LONE PINE KOALA SANCTUARY
  World’s First and Largest Koala Sanctuary

 

Vacancies

We are currently seeking casual staff for our food and beverage and retail teams. If you are a fast worker with a positive and friendly attitude to your work, then please apply now.


Retail & Events Support

We are currently seeking casual staff for our food and beverage team, and retail team.

If you are a fast worker with a positive and friendly attitude to your work, then please apply now.

What are we looking for?

  • Exceptional customer service and communication skills
  • Good attention to detail and time management
  • Present in a professional manner
  • Positive mental attitude with a willingness to learn
  • Able to think on feet and enjoy a challenge
  • Work well both as part of a team and autonomously
  • Rostered hours can vary each week from 4 – 36 hours and cannot be guaranteed

Reporting to the Retail Supervisor, your role will encompass a variety of tasks such as:

  • Food preparation
  • Food and drink orders
  • Cash handling
  • Customer service
  • Cleaning
  • Stock management and control
  • Area set up and pack up
  • Food safety paperwork

Selection Criteria

  • RSA certificate
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 10kgs
  • Barista experience preferred
  • Full availability for weekend shifts
  • Ability to work school and Christmas holidays
  • Flexible approach to work is essential
  • Understanding and initiative to work unsupervised in a manner that complies with all WHS and hygiene standards

Please email expressions of interest and resumes to Retail & Events Supervisors: , and . Please no follow up calls.

Leaf Collection Team

We are currently seeking expressions of interest for our Leaf Collection Team. This department is fundamental to the ongoing success of Lone Pine’s wildlife section and is the forefront of feeding 130 koalas. Leaf collection is staffed by an experienced, dedicated team of casual employees, seven days a week, including public holidays. 

What are we looking for?

  • Ability to perform a highly physical role
  • Hold a valid, Open driver’s license
  • Strong interest in wildlife, horticulture and conservation
  • Positive mental attitude with a willingness to learn
  • Work well both as part of a team and autonomously
  • Able to think on feet and enjoy a challenge
  • Current chainsaw licence (desirable)
  • Current first aid certificate (desirable)

Reporting to the Head of Maintenance and Plantations, your role will encompass a variety of task such as:

  • Eucalyptus species identification
  • Sustainable harvesting of a variety of Eucalyptus species
  • Safely and efficiently loading and transporting harvested leaf
  • Following procedures of appropriate sorting and storage of leaf
  • Efficient removal and disposal of used leaf
  • Efficient delivery of new leaf

Please email expressions of interest and resumes to the Wildlife Administrator: 

Wildlife Volunteers

Experience what it is like to be a wildlife keeper, and assist our keepers in the daily care of our wildlife. Tasks include food preparation, cleaning exhibits, monitoring visitors, tidying around the sanctuary, interacting with visitors and assisting with enquiries. Volunteers will have the opportunity to work with our koalas, macropods (kangaroos and wallabies), birds, mammals, and barnyard animals. Positions are not available with reptiles or raptors, or within our wildlife hospital.

Wildlife volunteer requirements:
– must be 18 years or over
– responsible and reliable
– friendly, hardworking, and don’t mind getting dirty
– for health and safety reasons, a good level of English comprehension is essential

Wildlife positions are limited and fill quickly, so be sure to book your position well in advance to avoid disappointment. To apply for a wildlife volunteer position, email .

Administration Volunteers

Volunteer positions within our administration team are dependent upon availability and running projects at the time of application, as well as your individual skills and experience. We are often seeking volunteers in, but not limited to, the following fields:

  • IT: available projects depend upon your personal skill set and interests, and time available.
  • Translations: if you can assist in improving our current website translations, or speak a language which you would like to see featured, we want to hear from you. Translations can be done on site at Lone Pine, or from your own home or office.
  • Video Project: seeking volunteers to create short videos (3-5 minutes) about our animals at Lone Pine. Filming and editing experience preferable.

If you are interested in working with our administration team, email  with your resume.