Shop Assistant

Please Note - This is not a vacancy. We welcome applications at any time to be kept on file for 6 months.

Job Description

You Will Be Responsible For The Following:

  • Serving visitors at the main entrance and souvenir shop
  • Using a cash register and eftpos machine
  • The provision of impeccable customer service
  • Assisting to maintain the souvenir shop; tidying displays, stocking shelves etc
  • Cleaning duties; including floors, windows, public toilets, picnic tables etc


Available Shifts

We are open to the public from 9.00am to 5.30pm, 364 days per year (closed Christmas Day).
Shift times are:

Weekdays – 8.30am to 1.30pm
Weekdays – 12.30pm to 4.30pm
Weekdays – 1.30pm to 5.30pm
Weekdays – 9.00am to 5.30pm
Weekends – 8.30am to 5.30pm, 9.00am to 5.30pm, 9.30am to 4.30pm, 12.00pm-5.00pm

All staff are required to be available to work regular weekends (generally every 2nd weekend) and must be available both Saturdays and Sundays.


Job Criteria

To be successful as a shop assistant at Caversham Wildlife Park, you will demonstrate the following skills and attributes:

  • Demonstrate outstanding customer service
  • Have a personality to suit our tourist-attraction culture


  • Demonstrate confidence, is self-assured and can be assertive, firm and resolute, while remaining composed
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Commitment to workplace health and safety
  • Team player and a willingness to assist
  • A “can do” attitude with a drive to achieve excellence
  • Enjoy the “hustle and bustle” of a busy workplace


Experience working in a tourist attraction or similar is highly regarded. Retail experience is desirable.

Other Pre-requisites and Conditions

  • Flexible availability
  • Be in good health as the position requires you to be on your feet for the shift
  • Our personal appearance policy, including piercing and tattoo restrictions, is to be adhered to
  • A uniform t-shirt, jumper/jacket and name badge are provided. You are required to provide full-length pants (denim or dark blue) and black, flat, closed-in shoes. 
  • Have a reliable vehicle (or lift) to get to and from work, without the use of public transport
  • Be prepared to provide an up-to-date Police Clearance
  • Be prepared to provide a minimum of 2 recent professional verbal references
  • 6 month probationary period
  • Positions are permanent part-time

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