The marketing department has the important job of getting out there and letting everyone know what an awesome place Australia Zoo is! We consider ourselves pretty darn lucky as marketers, because we know our product is the best and we are all proud to be representing Australia Zoo in the tourism market.
Our marketing office is always an exciting place to be-with media calls, advertising deadlines, press releases, trade shows, trips interstate and overseas, familiarisation tours, meetings, web site design and oh so much more! Of course one of the most gratifying parts of our job is being recognized with prestigious awards such as the most recent-2004 Australian Export Award for Accor Tourism Export and of course the big one-the Australian Tourism Award for Major Tourist Attraction 2003/2004!
The marketing team is a young, eager and dynamic bunch who are ecstatic to be working at the best place in the world!
Industry Sales Manager
Wayne joined the Zoo Crew in Jan 2007 with stacks of tourism marketing experience, including 12 yrs of domestic and international theme park marketing roles with Village Roadshow Theme Parks (Gold Coast), Walt Disney Theme Parks and Resorts (North America). He is passionate and enthusiastic about working for a family owned and operated business which gives so much back to wildlife conservation.
Wayne loves coming to work where staff actually want to be at work each and every day. This makes it so much more enjoyable. Another benefit is he gets brownie points with his family, because his kids love coming to Dad's work to check out our 1,200 animals.
Outside of the Zoo, Wayne enjoys spending time with his family, normally enjoying Queensland's beautiful Sunshine Coast which has spectacular beaches, national parks and environment based tourism attractions.
Wayne loves the Iconic Kangaroos, which are unique to our wonderful country and are used globally to promote some truely iconic businesses."Kangaroos are also used to promote "Austrailan made" products and services which has long term benefits for our economy".
Wayne stands by the motto, "Whatever you choose to do in life, do it with Passion and Enthusiasm."
Kate joined the Australia Zoo crew in August 2012 with over six years experience in the marketing industry. Born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, Kate moved to New York after graduating from the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) to work in marketing and events for Condé Nast Publications’ Glamour Magazine and Modern Bride Magazine and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. Kate moved to Australia in July 2010 with her husband Sam, who grew up on the Sunshine Coast.
When asked what she loves about working at Australia Zoo, Kate said “It’s Australia Zoo! What’s not to love?” Kate’s favourite animals here at Australia Zoo are the wombats. Since she is American, she finds them absolutely fascinating!
Lyn joined Australia Zoo in October 2008. She came to the Zoo from Australian Media and entertainment giant, Village Road Show where she looked after the merchandise and promotional aspects for many years within their Entertainment Division.
Lyn is very proud of her decision to swap the CBD concrete jungles for the trees & wild life of the Sunshine Coast.
The majority of Lyn's time will be enjoyed on the road promoting Australia Zoo's exciting events which all help fund great wildlife conservation efforts not just in Australia but all around the world.
You simply can't miss her driving around in the Crikey Corolla. If you see her around make sure you give her a wave.
Lyn has always had a passion for nature and wildlife and enjoys her daily contact with any of the 1000+ animals at Australia Zoo. Her favourite animals are Elephants, Tigers, Crocs, Koalas, Macaws...and the list goes on!
Hi there Crocodile Hunter fans! If you have written a letter to the Irwin's in the past then I'm the person who passes your message onto them. My name is Jan and I am Australia Zoo's International Correspondent.
I started at Australia Zoo in 1993 as an Animal Keeper, but I left several years later to give birth to my two children, Liam and Holly. When I returned to Australia Zoo, I took on the interesting role of responding to the vast amount of fan mail that the Irwin Family gets. On average, they can receive up to 600 letters per month - around 150 letters per week.
I really enjoy responding to your letters on behalf of the Irwin's because it gives us the opportunity to thank you personally for the loyal support you have shown the entire Australia Zoo team over the years. It is only with your feedback that we can learn how to improve and grow.
With thousands of visitors from all over the world passing through the gates daily, all team members understand the importance of making a lasting impression to our patrons. A job at Australia Zoo is more than a vocation, it's a lifestyle - just ask any of our team members. Australia Zoo employees love animals and conservation, have an exceptional self-drive attitude towards work and of course, wear the world famous khaki uniforms with pride! You just have to walk around the Zoo to feel the electricity in the air. The atmosphere creates an exciting experience for all visitors and a dream workplace environment for all employees.
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