Growing into this job
I started working at the zoo as a casual job to get me through uni and to pay the bills.
My first role was in the Visitor Services team working front of house, doing ticket sales and everything like that.
I slowly got the chance to work to move up and do some other things in the zoo. When I finished my double degree in political science and international relations in 2020, everyone expected me to go off and try and work in the government or whatever it might have been.
Obviously covid happened last year, which changed my direction a little bit. But I’m really grateful for the pathway that I’m on now. I’m loving working at the zoo. I got to pick up a lot of the marketing stuff as a result of covid, that’s been something I’ve really enjoyed and getting out there working with the animals as well. This job is something I would never have expected or dreamed of doing. I’m loving what I do now and don’t plan on moving on any time soon.
“I’m really grateful for the pathway that I’m on now. I’m loving working at the zoo.”