From: United Kingdom
13/02/2020 - 13/02/2021
Arriving in Melbourne mid-February for a year long adventure. Since spending a few days in the city in 2014 I've been compelled to return at some point. I am open to the whole of Australia but will be spending some time in Melbourne and Victoria at least initially.
I like animals, conversation and new experiences. Travel has often helped me find all of these - long may this continue.
I've been a zookeeper for the past 5 years in the UK which has been a true joy. Not only have I got time to spend with magnificent animals but also testing my mental and physical resolve in a truly demanding career.
In 2014 I participated in Workaway projects in Malaysia and Indonesia completing DIY projects, maintenance, guesthouse duties and general help.
My instagram is @dankemp if you want to have a snoop!
I've held a wide variety of roles in addition to being a zookeeper, including customer service roles, insurance agent, delivery driver, farm work and 18 months working as a prison officer. These roles have given me a range of skills including, but not limited to, the below:
-strong interpersonal skills built in environments including dealing with violent offenders in prison to zoo keeper experience days at a zoo
-experience supervising large groups
-work with tourists
-completed service roles such as festivals, bars etc
-sit on lawn mower
-basic tool usage
-experience refurbishing animal enclosures
-electric fence repairs
-general handyman duties
-Tractor and trailer
Special dietary requirements
Vegan - happy to cook for myself and others!