Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith has invited members of the public to nominate for forthcoming vacancies on the Zoological Parks and Gardens Board.
"The Zoos board is responsible for the conservation, protection, management and improvement of the zoological parks, managed land and the zoological collections," Mr Smith said.
"The board has an important role in directing and overseeing efforts to promote the zoos, increase public enjoyment and understanding, and provide advice on related issues."
Applications are welcome from people who have high-level knowledge and expertise in one or more of the following fields: zoology or veterinary science; business management, financial management or public administration; education, tourism or recreation; nature conservation or animal research; and architecture or engineering.
Expressions of interest are open to people interested in serving on the Zoos board from 30 April 2013 to 9 August 2014.
"When making appointments to the board, consideration is given to ensuring that boards reflect the diversity of communities. I encourage people from diverse backgrounds, with an interest in the Zoos and relevant skills to consider applying," Mr Smith said.
The board generally meets eight times each year, and candidates other than executive level public sector employees may be entitled to be remunerated for their service on the board.
Applications are available at www.dse.vic.gov.au/onboard (under 'Current Vacancies'). Alternatively, telephone Ms Vaughn Brandenburg on (03) 9637 8685.Expressions of interest close on Monday 10 September at 5pm.