This position will be responsible for the daily care of the collection through feeding, watering, cleaning, enrichment and training of animals in the assigned areas. Duties will include but are not limited to: daily observation of general animal health and behavior, completing daily records, diet preparation, administering prescribed medications, assisting with veterinary procedures, interacting with guests through scheduled keeper talks and occasional media events.
The ideal applicant will have previous experience with the care and handling of exotic animals in a zoo setting, have earned an Associate’s degree in Zoological science or related Bachelor’s degree, and be a team player capable of positive interaction with co-workers, volunteers, and guests. They must be able to complete daily tasks with minimum supervision, possess good organizational skills and the ability to work in a dynamic environment. Additional qualifications include the ability to work in all climatic conditions and good physical health which allows for appropriate animal care and safety.
This position will cover multiple species. All full-time positions consist of 40 hours per week and include weekends, holidays, and occasional evening hours.
To apply please submit a cover letter and resume to Robin Lentz, Co-Director at firstname.lastname@example.org by December 16, 2018 for consideration.
Selected candidates will be contacted for an initial interview.