Auckland Zoo | Groundskeeper

Date: 15 May 2023

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


He angitūtanga: The opportunity  


Auckland Zoo is recognised as one of the most progressive zoos in the world.  A winner of national and international environmental-related awards, it is home to 135 different species and over 1400 animals. With such an array of different species, this is a great opportunity to join Auckland Zoo and be part of an organisation that aims to focus the Zoo's resources to benefit conservation and provide exciting visitor experiences which inspire and empower people to take positive action for wildlife and the environment.  

How can you make your contribution to this?  


We are currently looking for our next grounds person to join the Grounds team! 


Within this role you will be responsible for preparing and maintaining the zoo grounds. This includes maintaining the exterior surfaces of buildings, fixtures, signs and public areas and utilising equipment such as mowers, leaf blowers and edge trimmers. A central part of the work also involves managing the collection of inorganic and organic waste. This role is an essential part of the overall success of the zoo providing the best environment for our visitors, staff and animals.  


This is a permanent, full-time position, working 40 hours across Tuesday to Saturday roster. 


To review the full position description please click here: PD 


He kōrero mōu: About you  


As a ground's person, you will demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently and positively contribute to a team environment.  You will spend the majority of the day on your feet with medium to heavy lifting from time to time, so strong stamina and a good level of fitness is essential.  


You will also possess:  
•    Previous experience maintaining grounds is desirable  
•    Experience using mowers, edge trimmers, and leaf blowers  
•    An understanding of health and safety requirements  
•    Enthusiasm with a 'can-do' attitude  
•    NZ Divers License (manual vehicle) required  
•    HT desirable, but not essential  


You will have good time management skills as well as the ability to meet your deadlines. Keeping an open mind and remaining flexible is essential as is a positive approach to being part of the team.  


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer  


We have an ever-growing availability of discounts and partnership benefits, for a snapshot of these please click here: Benefits 

Working for an organisation with a conscience means having a role that has a positive impact on the world.  This could be the place for you!   


Applications will be assessed regularly and we will interview and hire the right person when we see their application - so please don't delay- apply today! 




This position is deemed a safety sensitive position and will require pre-employment drug testing.  


Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.     

Tātaki Auckland Unlimited strongly encourages our employees to be fully vaccinated.