If you are passionate about conservation, join the AWC team and help save Australia’s threatened wildlife and their habitats. Around 80% of our people are based in the field, delivering practical on-ground conservation programs which are based on the best available science.


For general employment enquiries, email employment@australianwildlife.org. Please note we do our best to respond to employment enquiries and non-advertised general applications, but during peak times we may be unable to respond to all enquiries.


Please refer to the following documents for answers to the most common employment questions we receive:
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Breaking Into Conservation



Current vacancies


 Position: Development Executive
 Employment  Status: Full Tiime
 Based at: Sydney
 Enquiries: Shauna Chadlowe - Senior Development Executive
 Applications: employment@australianwildlife.org
 Closing date: 19th December 2016

 Position: Senior Development Executive
 Employment  Status: Full Time
 Based at: Subiaco, Perth
 Enquiries: Jaselyn O'Sullivan - Business Manager 
 Applications: employment@australianwildlife.org
 Closing date: 28th November 2016

 Position: Ecology & Conservation Internship - Refer to our Internship page for more information.
 Employment  Status:  Voluntary
 Based at: Various sanctuaries
 Enquiries: In How to apply section
 Applications: intern@australianwildlife.org
 Closing date: CLOSED - Review & Shortlisting underway


Yampi Operations Manager 

 Employment  Status:  Full Time
 Based at: Yampi Sound Training Area - Yampi
 Enquiries: Tim Allard - National Operations Manager
 Applications: yampi@australianwildlife.org
 Closing date: CLOSED - Review & Shortlisting underway

 Position:  Pilliga  Operations Manager
 Employment Status:  Full Time
 Based at:  Pilliga Forest (initially Narrabri or nearby)
 Enquiries: Chris Abbott - NSW Operations Manager
 Applications: awcnsw@australianwildlife.org
 Closing date: CLOSED - Review & Shortlisting underway
 Position:  Mallee Cliffs Operations Manager
 Employment Status:  Full Time
 Based at:  Mallee Cliffs NP (initially Mildura or nearby)
 Enquiries: Chris Abbott - NSW Operations Manager
 Applications: awcnsw@australianwildlife.org
 Closing date: CLOSED - Review & Shortlisting underway

 Position:  Wildlife Ecologist 
 Employment Status:  Full Time
 Based at:  Mornington Wildlife Sanctuary
 Enquiries:  Dr James Smith - Senior Ecologist
 Applications: employment@australianwildlife.org
 Closing date:  CLOSED - Review & Shortlisting underway



AWC do not keep CV's on file and applicants should continue to check back on the website for advertised opportunities, or sign up with NRM Jobs for their advertised e-newsletters where most AWC science and operational roles are advertised.


AWC has existing arrangements in place with recruitment companies, so respectfully request that you do not make unsolicited calls offering these services.


AWC would like to acknowledge the following organisations whose assistance aids AWC in the conservation of Australia’s threatened wildlife and ecosystems: