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Parks Animal Keeper - Orange County Zoo

Parks Animal Keeper

Orange County Zoo, Orange, California

 

Human Resource Services (HRS) will only accept applications from Monday, May 8, 2017 through Friday, May 19, 2017 11:59 P.M. (P.S.T.)  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/oc/default.cfm
 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
This recruitment is being held to establish an open eligible list to fill current and future Parks Animal Keeper positions throughout the County of Orange. Qualified candidates will be added to the Eligible List on an ongoing basis. This recruitment may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower level classification.
 

THE OPPORTUNITY

The County of Orange OC Zoo is seeking qualified candidates who are committed, caring, self-motivated, team player, excellent communicator with strong customer service skills, and have a genuine desire to work with exotic animals. If this sounds like you, come join our team!

OC Parks has a current vacancy in the OC Zoo for a Parks Animal Keeper. The Parks Animal Keeper will work under the direction of the Zoo Curator and Zoo Director. These are professional positions, which require experience with, and knowledge of, exotic animals. The Parks Animal Keeper must complete daily tasks in a timely fashion with minimal supervision once trained, keep good daily records, and be proficient at observing animals. The OC Zoo staff members are committed to providing a high quality operation of animal care and a pleasant visitor experience; and will perform but not limited to the following duties:

  • Observe and carry out all basic aspects of the daily care of the animals
  • Report any observed health or behavioral abnormalities
  • Follow all approved operation procedures listed in string duty assignments
  • Maintain behavioral enrichment programs for your assigned animals
  • Maintain a professional and positive working attitude in all aspects of daily work
  • Participate and develop programs focused on enhancing the guest experience
  • Give presentations to the general public and engage with park visitors by discussing animal natural history, natural habitats, status of animals in the wild, care and feeding of animals, and other topics of interest
  • Prepares daily records and logs and maintain monthly reports
  • Cleans, maintains and makes minor repairs to zoo grounds and structures
  • Inspects and maintain public walks, paths, zoo grounds, plants and animal enclosures
  • Reviews appropriate literature to maintain up-to-date knowledge of animal care techniques


For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, contact Nicole Cove at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Posted April 22, 2017

Education Programs Service Member - Jackson Zoo

Education Programs Service Member

Jackson Zoo, Jackson, Mississippi


Service Position Summary:  
Full time AmeriCorps member position with the Jackson Zoo Education Department under the supervision of the Education Curator. Teach various education programs, on and off grounds. The bulk of these programs will include Zoo Mobiles, Wild Classrooms, and animal encounters. Develop, lead, and evaluate these programs. The Zoo can provide a basic outline for programs and basic materials, however it will be the responsibility of the DeltaCorps member to develop individual activities for each program, ensure that the activities align with state teaching standards, and gather/create the supplies needed for each program.
 

Essential Functions of Position:

  • Develop educational programs, including Zoo Mobiles, Wild Classrooms, Zoo Camp, and Zoo Connections, to meet the needs of our economically disadvantaged youth population
  • DeltaCorps has determined that the probability of access to vulnerable populations is so great that all members will receive the three part NSCHC: NSOPR, FBI, and required state components (residence and state of service, as necessary)
  • Lead educational programs about wildlife conservation using set curriculum
  • Develop evaluations for all educational programs and lead evaluation processes for all educational programs
  • Maintain or create supplies needed for such programs
  • Provide daily animal care for program animals as it relates to educational programming
  • Assist with public events related to educational programming as necessary


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Strong communication and public speaking skills
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Experience working with children
  • Demonstrated interest in nature and wildlife
  • Highly motivated and innovative; well-organized; manages time efficiently
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National or Lawful Permanent Resident of the United States
  • At least 17 years of age
  • Able to pass a state, FBI, and NSOPW criminal history check and pre-service drug test
  • Ability to show an up-to-date tetanus and TB record before service begins
  • Have or ability to obtain a Mississippi driver’s license


Academic and Experience Qualifications:

  • Degree in Biology, Zoology, Elementary Education or related topic
  • Prior experience working with children highly recommended
  • Prior experience working with animals preferred


Committee Required:

  • One year commitment approximately May 2017 - April 2018
  • Full time, average 5 days per week/ 6-10 hours per day
  • Daily schedule and days off depend on season and programming


Member Evaluation:

  • Reporting competed in conjuncture with monthly meetings
  • Reporting Requirements: bi-weekly timesheets, monthly data reports, quarterly narrative reports
  • Performance evaluation to be completed after training, after 6 months, and upon exit
  • Evaluation based on professionalism, ability to work well with small and large groups of children, demonstration of leadership, and ability to work with supervisor and site staff


Training:

  • Members will be trained on curriculum design, program delivery, teaching techniques, evaluation and analysis techniques, modern zoo practices (theory), history of zoological societies, animal care
  • The majority of training will occur at the beginning of the service term with additional training as the member project changes focus
  • Training will encompass no more than 20% of the service term


AmeriCorps Program Benefits:

  • Annual living allowance of $12,530 (~ $482 biweekly)
  • Post-service education award of $5,815
  • Healthcare, training opportunities, loan forbearance, and some travel reimbursement
  • Family membership to the Jackson Zoo with all associated benefits and employee rate on all purchases, education programs, and rentals


Apply Online:

Posted April 19, 2017

Curator of Animals - California Living Museum

Curator of Animals

California Living Museum, Bakersfield, California

 

SALARY & BENEFITS:
$4,345 - $4,777 per month. Maximum entry level is $5,259 per month. Work schedule may include evenings and weekends. Holiday, sick leave, and vacation benefits. Prepaid medical, dental, vision, and counseling plans provided for employee and family. Prepaid life insurance policy provided for the employee. Employees of this office are not covered by Social Security, but do have mandatory retirement coverage with California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). This position is a classified management position and is overtime exempt.
 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervises and evaluates Animal Keeper staff.
  • Keeps current and accurate files on each animal and serves as CALM’s Official register.
  • Responds to animal related inquiries from the general public.
  • Observes animals daily to assess health and/or illness and work with veterinarian as needed.
  • Prepares annual USDA, USFW, and CDFG and other reports jointly with Zoo Manager.
  • Maintains working relationships with other governmental agencies.
  • Keeps inventory of animal foods/medicines and order as needed.
  • Keeps inventory of supplies and equipment used by keepers and reports to Zoo Manager (CALM).
  • Works with education animals and trains other employees in proper handling.
  • Works with veterinarian or veterinary technician to schedule routine vaccinations and trimmings.
  • Assists manager with education programs as needed.
  • Recruit, supervise and train docents and provide oversight to animal keeper staff regarding the volunteer workforce.
     

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Biology or Zoology required; Veterinary Tech and International Wildlife Rehabilitation Certification preferred.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of zoo experience required.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience in the supervision or management of staff required.
  • Additional experience may be substituted for the degree requirement on a year for year basis.
  • Knowledge of animals indigenous to Kern County and California; proper care, handling, and restraint of animals; and principles and practices of supervision.
  • Ability to work outside in inclement weather conditions, including dust, heat, rain, and pollen; work with injured animals with wounds or infections; see, hear, reach, bend, kneel, run, and walk on rough terrain; lift up to 50 pounds on a regular basis and 125 pounds occasionally and maintain calm during emergency situations.


ON EDJOIN.ORG:
Filing Deadline: April 28, 2017
Paper Screening: Week of May 1, 2017
Oral Interviews: May 8, 2017


REQUIREMENTS:

  • Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Biology or Zoology.
  • Additional experience may be substituted for the degree requirement on a year for year basis.
  • Veterinary Tech and International Wildlife Rehabilitation Certification preferred.
  • Experience: A minimum of five (5) years of zoo experience required.
  • A minimum of two (2) years’ experience in the supervision or management of staff required.
     

Please access our website for the job description and application link at http://kern.org/hr/ Applications will be accepted via EDJOIN only. The following additional documents must be uploaded via EDJOIN.org by the filing deadline in order to be considered in the hiring process (pertains to current employees also):

  • Proof of education (i.e. college transcripts, copy of college diploma)

A scanner to upload required documents is available in the Human Resources office located at
1300 17th St., Bakersfield, CA 93301.

  • The documents will be scanned and emailed to the candidate. It is the candidate’s responsibility to attach all documents to the EDJOIN application by the filing deadline.


IMPORTANT COMMENTS:

  • All candidates will be notified by email throughout the hiring process.
  • Each candidate’s application papers will be thoroughly evaluated and ranked by a screening committee appointed by the Kern County Superintendent of Schools. Candidates achieving a rating of 70% or better will qualify to continue in the eligibility screening process.
     

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Passage of a pre-employment medical assessment, current tetanus and rabies vaccination. Some positions may require proof of privately owned automobile insurance and possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle operator’s license which must be maintained for the duration of the assignment. Fingerprint clearance by both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the California Department of Justice is a condition of appointment after all other required job conditions have been met. Must present verification of completion of Child Abuse Mandated Reporter training or obtain verification within six (6) weeks of hire and annually thereafter, as required by the California Child Abuse Neglect Reporting Act. This position is overtime exempt and has a probationary period of one year.

“The Kern County Superintendent of Schools Office prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics”.
 

Posted April 6, 2017

Zoo Director - Gulf Breeze Zoo

Zoo Director

Gulf Breeze Zoo, Gulf Breeze, Florida

 

Description:
The Gulf Breeze Zoo is a 50-acre facility, located just east of Pensacola, Florida. This ZAA-Accredited facility is home to a diverse collection of animals, including hoofed stock ranging in size from small antelope to Nile hippos, white rhinos and giraffe, as well as gorillas, myriad species of smaller primates, large cats and bears, and a wide assortment of birds and reptiles. The facility also operates CP Huntington trains, a gift shop, and food outlets.  www.gulfbreezezoo.org

The position entails overseeing all departments and managers, including but not limited to: Facility/Maintenance Operations, Animal Care, Guest Services and seasonal staff, averaging 25-35 employees total. The Director must possess a strong attention to detail, assist in the planning for overall progress and growth, and be able to effectively communicate with both corporate management and senior staff. The Director will be required to learn and capably operate any section of the zoo and uphold the highest standards of animal care and business compliance with all regulatory agencies.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Background in animal care, facility management or administration in a zoological setting.
  • Show a consistent history of professional growth, along with upper management experience.
  • A minimum of 10 years of total experience required.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • A BS or higher degree in one of the animal sciences preferred, although a management or business degree is acceptable.
  • Extensive experience within a zoo with management experience may be substituted for a degree.
  • The ability to work flexible hours including weekdays, weekends, holidays and evenings as required to effectively delegate and lead the Zoo's departments.
  • Possess strong leadership skills and be adept at decision-making
  • Be physically fit enough to be an effective and active member of the facility.
  • No visible tattoos.
  • The Gulf Breeze Zoo is a non-smoking facility.


Salary & Benefits:
Excellent salary including paid sick, vacation time, health insurance options, 401k.


To Apply:
Email resumes to Eric Mogensen, CEO/Corporate Director: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

Posted January 30, 2017

Animal Educator - Gulf Breeze Zoo

Animal Educator

Gulf Breeze Zoo, Gulf Breeze, Florida

 

The Gulf Breeze Zoo, a 50-acre facility located in the beautiful Florida panhandle, is expanding and searching for additional keepers. The Zoo maintains a collection of over 900 animals including great apes, carnivores, primates, birds, reptiles and a large petting area.


Currently Seeking:
An educator who enjoys working with people and animals! This position is responsible for giving educational programs throughout the day at our programs location and throughout the zoo. Applicant must be comfortable handling a variety of animals for public programs and live shows. Keeper will help assist in training caring for program animals including small mammals, reptiles, invertebrates and birds.
This position requires a minimum of one-year experience working with exotics in a zoological setting. An Associates or Bachelor degree is preferred but those combined with hands on experience will be given preference.

Preferred applicants will have experience with public speaking. Emphasis is placed on guest interactions, so applicants must be very comfortable handling animals and speaking to the public. Job responsibilities include but are not limited to regular hands on animal presentations, providing informative keeper talks, offering behavioral enrichment, completing daily records and general zoo visitor interaction. Educator may also assist Education Keeper with regular animal and exhibit care, medical needs, and animal record keeping. Possible opportunities to help oversee seasonal interns regarding education programs for qualified individuals.

All applicants must be physically fit and active, able to lift 50 pounds comfortably, and be able to work in all types of weather. Applicants must possess a strong work ethic, a willingness to learn, and a valid driver’s license. Must adhere to strict personal appearance requirements with no visible tattoos permitted and maintain a non-smoking work environment. Weekends and holidays are mandatory work days for new hires, as are long days when needed. Must be able to complete daily tasks in a timely fashion with minimal supervision once trained, keep good daily records, and be proficient at observing animals.

Note: Gulf Breeze Zoo has competitive pay and is a drug free and smoke free work environment.


APPLY NOW! Applicants should send cover letter, resume, 2 references to Katy Rich:

(Photos of past experience are welcomed)

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

Posted January 30, 2017

Source Population Alliance Manager - C2S2

Source Population Alliance Manager

Conservation Center for Species Survival (C2S2), Glen Rose, Texas

 

Organization Summary
The Source Population Alliance (SPA sourcepopulation.org) is a collaboration of private and public sector individuals and institutions working together to create metapopulations of threatened species for assurance of long-term survival and for reintroductions. The SPA is focusing initially on four high conservation-priority exotic antelope species (addax, addra gazelle, sable antelope, and scimitar-horned oryx) with results predicted to have eventual application to other threatened populations.

The Source Population Alliance is an initiative of Conservation Centers for Species Survival (C2S2 conservationcenters.org). The mission of C2S2 is to provide leadership in studying and creating self-sustaining, secure populations ex situ (in captivity) and in situ (in the wild) of some of the world’s most endangered species. The SPA Manager will report to C2S2’s Executive Director and will work closely with C2S2 staff, the SPA Executive Committee (Executive Committee), and the C2S2 Board of Directors (BoD).
 

Primary Position Purpose
To advance an alliance of private and public sector participants in creating and maintaining large, sustainable metapopulations of selected wildlife.

 

Responsibilities

  • Manages operations and activities of the SPA program, ensuring that the program runs in an effective, efficient, and professional fashion
  • Implements the SPA business plan, manages the SPA program budget, tracks and assesses progress and effectiveness toward meeting goals and milestones, and communicates progress, opportunities, and challenges to the Executive Director, the BoD, and the SPA Executive Committee through conference calls, meetings, and quarterly/annual reporting
  • Plans and sets strategies, goals, and milestones for projects and initiatives; defines resources, budgetary needs, and schedule for implementation; and manages implementation of activities
  • Grows/maintains base of participants needed to achieve sustainable population objectives
  • With the SPA Executive Committee, identifies and recruits new program participants from the private and public sectors
  • With the C2S2 Executive Director and SPA Executive Committee, identifies, cultivates, and solicits donor prospects
  • Initiates, fosters, and maintains cooperative relationships with key constituencies in the private and public sectors and government/regulatory agencies
  • Serves as the interface between SPA activities and in situ objectives (reintroduction, production of new knowledge and tools, and/or direct funding of range country activities, such as capacity building and technical expertise in support of in situ wildlife populations) including direct and indirect contributions
  • Coordinates with scientific advisors to provide services such as genomics assessments that will benefit participants’ herds while generating high priority research results
  • With population management advisors, develops minimum target numbers needed to achieve, exceed, and maintain sustainability of the target species
  • Oversees marketing and communications for the SPA program, including coordinating with a website developer and/or other staff to maintain an informative and current website and participant database
  • Provides information to the public regarding the importance of large ex situ, sustainable metapopulations of wildlife
  • When possible, works with partner organizations to conduct reintroductions into native lands
  • With C2S2 and the SPA Executive Committee, considers new SPA species
  • Manages one or more direct reports
  • As needed, assists Executive Director and BoD with other duties related to C2S2’s goals
     

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Commitment to C2S2 and SPA’s missions
  • A background in animal management/husbandry a plus
  • Experience in program management, implementing strategic plans, and tracking metrics
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including evidence of ability to coordinate a group of diverse partners
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstration of analytical problem solving skills
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and comfort in a startup environment
  • Experience in marketing and/or communications a plus
  • Willingness and ability to travel on SPA related business
  • Operates from the C2S2 headquarters at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center (Glen Rose, TX) or the nearby Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, with ability to travel to Glen Rose 1-2 times weekly
     

Salary: Commensurate with experience and region
Posting expiration date: April 21, 2017
 

How to apply: Forward a (1) résumé and (2) cover letter with special regard to experiences, qualifications, and position responsibilities to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with ‘SPA Manager Application’ in the subject line.
 

Posted January 28, 2017

Marine Mammal Supervisor- Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Marine Mammal Supervisor

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo, California

 

Job Summary: Oversees the Marine Mammal operations of a designated marine venue. Provide supervision, operational assistance, and technical guidance for personnel engaged in the daily care and training of the marine mammal collection at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. Reporting to the Animal Care Manager of Marine Mammals, this is a key leadership position that requires a motivated, dedicated team player that is willing to make a significant commitment to the organization.


Essential Job Duties:

  • Assists the Animal Care Manager of Marine Mammals in developing short-term and long-term objectives/strategies regarding the overall animal collection/organization, and the development of conservation and research initiatives consistent with Discovery Kingdom’s mission statement.
  • Develops, implements, and monitors standard operating guidelines, safety protocols, and emergency procedures.
  • Ensures compliance with all accrediting bodies, governing institutions and park policies.
  • Ability to create and maintain an environment that fosters Excellence Beyond Compliance for optimal welfare of our animal collection.
  • Represents Discovery Kingdom in a well-informed, positive manner before other zoological facilities, professional and educational organizations, the media, and federal and state agencies.
  • Oversees staff recruitment, selection, and performance reviews.
  • Ensure that marine mammal team maintains established behaviors, trains new behaviors, and provides enrichment based on the most current and widely accepted techniques.
  • Ability to teach and apply advanced animal behavior and training modification techniques to animals and staff.
  • Ability to read, interpret, anticipate and manage animal behavior.
  • Ability to troubleshoot, problem solve and provide direction and advice for animal management and training.
  • Maintains a friendly and inclusive work environment that is safe and productive for our animals and staff.
  • Participates in the development of new facilities and implements improvements to existing facilities.
  • Participate in research and educational programs.
  • Provide an outstanding guest experience.
  • Performs other duties as requested/assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum 7 years of relevant experience in training and behavioral management of marine mammals.
  • Minimum of 3-year experience at the Senior Trainer Level or 1-year in supervisory role.
  • Supervisory experience desired.
  • Experience working with cetaceans and pinnipeds.
  • Strong problem solving, decision-making and leadership skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and public speaking skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications.
  • SCUBA certification and strong swimming skills.
  • Prior experience in public speaking required. Must be articulate and able to speak, read and write in English.
  • Must be willing and able to work both indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Must be available to work weekends, evenings and holidays.
  • Must possess quick reflexes and be able to react quickly to changing animal situations.
  • Must possess the mental and physical capacities necessary to perform the primary job duties.
  • Must be able to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be willing and able to work in and around cold saltwater.
     

Preferred Qualifications/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, zoology, or equivalent
  • Exhibit design and construction
  • Animal Transports
  • Interactive and public programing
  • Show development
  • Research project facilitator

 

Safety Sensitive Position


How to Apply: Qualified candidates should apply online at www.sixflags.jobs.com and attach resumes to their applications. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom offers an excellent benefits package. For any questions, please contact the following HR representative.
 

 

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
1001 Fairgrounds Drive
Vallejo, CA 94589
Teal Burger – HR Supervisor
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Fax: 707-556-5593

Six Flags is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
SIX FLAGS SUPPORTS A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
 

Posted March 29, 2017

Animal Care Specialist 2 - Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Animal Care Specialist 2

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo, California

 

Job Summary: Responsible for the care, training, husbandry and enrichment of all marine mammals in assigned area.


Essential Job Duties:

  • Maintain communication with Supervisors, other Team Members, and Veterinarians.
  • Observe animals and report health or behavioral related issues to Supervisors and Veterinarians.
  • Open and close area and exhibits daily.
  • Perform exhibit maintenance and cleaning.
  • Prepare animal diets and medications.
  • Feed and administer medications to collection animals.
  • Use operant conditioning animal training techniques.
  • Interpret animal behavior and make decisions appropriately with supervision of Senior Trainer and Supervisor.
  • Keep records of daily animal husbandry.
  • Assist in veterinary procedures including necropsies.
  • Participate in animal restraint, moves, and transport operations.
  • Assist in research projects.
  • Perform in shows as well as conduct educational lectures and tours as assigned. Public speaking is required.
  • SCUBA dive in salt water pools and exhibits as required.
  • Represent the Marine Mammal Department and SFDK with various industry related organizations and governing agencies.
  • Participate in the inter- and intra-departmental cross training program.
  • Adhere to all OSHA and USDA regulations and guidelines.
  • Follows all policies and procedures of Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and the Marine Mammal Department.
  • Other duties as requested.
     

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 year, paid, full time experience in the care, husbandry and training of a variety of marine mammal species.
  • Experience with both pinnipeds and cetaceans preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, psychology, zoology or related field preferred.
  • Must be able to walk, stand, bend, reach, and pass a swim test including a free dive unassisted.
  • Must be able to work in and around cold salt water.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to work indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Must be willing to work days, nights, holidays, and weekends.
  • Must be able to work with chemicals and follow MSDS.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak in English and be proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and be willing to operate SFDK vehicles (forklift, Golf Cart, Car/Truck, etc.).
  • Must possess quick reflexes and be able to react quickly to changing animal situations.
  • Must be a Certified Open Water Diver.
  • Must be able to pass an annual dive physical and stress test.
  • Knowledge of basic water chemistry for marine mammal exhibits required.
     

Safety Sensitive Position


How to Apply: Qualified candidates should apply online at www.sixflags.jobs.com and attach resumes to their applications. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom offers an excellent benefits package. For any questions, please contact the following HR representative.
 

 

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
1001 Fairgrounds Drive
Vallejo, CA 94589
Teal Burger – HR Supervisor
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Fax: 707-556-5593

Six Flags is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
SIX FLAGS SUPPORTS A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
 

Posted March 29, 2017

Life Support Operator - Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Life Support Operator

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo, California

 

Job Summary: The Life Support Operator is responsible for the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the aquatic animal life support systems (LSS).


Essential Job Duties:

  • Follow all policies and procedures of Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Animal Care, and the Water Quality Department.
  • Adhere to all federal and state guidelines, regulations, and laws.
  • Basic operation of all LSS with some supervision.
  • Conduct rounds of all filtration areas to inspect pumps, motors, generators, chillers, boilers, and other LSS equipment.
  • Basic water testing using correct lab practices and procedures.
  • Supervised addition of chemicals to LSS.
  • Perform basic mechanical, electrical, and plumbing repairs and preventative maintenance with supervision.
  • Maintain communication with Supervisors and other disciplines within the Aquatic Sciences and Animal Care Departments.
  • Use computers for communication, LSS monitoring/operation, reference, and reports/logs.
  • Keep records and inventory.
  • Assist in animal medical procedures.
  • Assist in animal moves and transport operations.
  • Perform educational lectures, underwater dive shows and conduct tours as assigned.
  • Assist in research projects.
  • Participate in the inter- and intra-departmental cross training program.
  • SCUBA dive in fresh and salt water pools and exhibits ranging from 45°F to 82°F to clean and perform maintenance.
  • Other duties as assigned.
     

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be physically able to sit, stand, walk, duck, crawl, climb stairs and ladders, work at heights with fall protection, swim, and pass an annual physical exam and stress test.
  • Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak in English.
  • Must be able to use mathematics including geometry and algebra.
  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be able to work indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Must be able to work days, nights, holidays, and weekends.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to operate vehicles (including but not limited to forklifts, golf carts, cars, trucks).
  • Must possess an open water dive certification from a recognized agency or be able to obtain one within 6 months of hire.
  • Must be able to work with chemicals and follow MSDS/SDS.


Safety Sensitive Position


How to Apply: Qualified candidates should apply online at www.sixflags.jobs.com and attach resumes to their applications. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom offers an excellent benefits package. For any questions, please contact the following HR representative.
 

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
1001 Fairgrounds Drive
Vallejo, CA 94589
Teal Burger – HR Supervisor
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Fax: 707-556-5593

Six Flags is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
SIX FLAGS SUPPORTS A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
 

Posted March 29, 2017

Full Time and Seasonal Keepers - Virginia Safari Park

Full Time and Seasonal Keepers

Virginia Safari Park, Natural Bridge, Virginia

 

Virginia Safari Park, a 180-acre drive through zoo and breeding center, is expanding and searching for additional keepers. We maintain an inventory of 1000+ specimens comprised of large groups of hoofed stock as well as a “Safari Village” comprised of primates, walk-through aviary, reptiles and petting area.

We currently have full time openings available in the safari section. These positions require a person with excellent observation skills and a strong work ethic. All keepers will be responsible for the daily care of the animals. Full time keepers are required to maintain their animal records as well as assist in breeding programs. We are looking for people with a strong hoofed stock background in either exotics or domestics. Experience can be substituted for a degree.


Requirements:

  • Big cat experience for the big cat positions.
  • Hoof stock experience domestic or exotic for the safari positions.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in science, Animal science/Biology preferred
  • A strong work ethic, good physical condition and a willingness to learn
  • Must be able to adhere to our strict personal appearance requirements, no visible tattoos permitted.
  • Maintain a non-smoking work environment
  • Have the ability to work in all weather conditions
  • Experience in using or willing to learn to use trucks, tractors, weed eaters, and other types of machinery
  • Minimum of 6 months paid animal care
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Must be able to work weekends and holidays
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs


Please send your resume to:

Sarah Friedel
General Curator
Virginia Safari Park
225 Safari Lane
Natural Bridge, VA 24578

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(240) 566-6119
 

Posted March 29, 2017

Entry Level Animal Keeper - Catoctin Wildlife Preserve

Entry Level Animal Keeper

Catoctin Wildlife Preserve, Thurmont, Maryland

 

Qualified applicants must have at least two years paid experience in the zoological animal care field. A two-year degree in biological sciences or related field is helpful but not required. These positions are intended for a person who has mastered all basic husbandry techniques and zoo protocols and is looking to continue their professional growth. You must be able to lift 60lbs with ease. We place a high value on employees who are team players, understand the connection between an institution’s staff and the visiting public, are safety conscious, have good animal management and husbandry skills, know how to and do apply environmental enrichment diversions for the animals in their care. Salary commensurate with experience, liberal leaves, paid vacation and assistance with conference expenses after one year and flexible work schedule. Some assistance with relocation is possible.

The Catoctin Wildlife Preserve is supported by the Global Wildlife Trust whose mission is dedicated to broadening human understanding of the animal world.
This is achieved through immersion in naturalistic habitat recreations and educational programs using live animals and instructional tools both on-site at Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and through presentations in the greater community.
We strive to provide the highest level of competent care for its resident wildlife ambassadors and to support the conservation of their wild counterparts in unspoiled habitats.

We are committed to this mission because we believe promoting harmonious coexistence of all species is our duty as stewards of the Earth.


Job Type:   Full-time
 

Require Education:  Associate
 

Required Experience:  Animal care 2 years

 

Please send resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Posted March 3, 2017

Internship positions (3) - Wild Wonders

Internship positions for spring/summer (3)

Wild Wonders, Bonsall, California

 

Wild Wonders is a conservation education center in North San Diego County which houses over 100 animal ambassadors to inspire for better environmental stewardship. Interns will be paid a 100.00 stipend monthly but no housing is provided.

Interns will be responsible for:

  • diets and nutrition
  • husbandry and training of ambassador collection
  • enclosure enhancement, maintenance and environmental enrichment of all species
  • participating in onsite and offsite education programs
  • handling animal ambassadors


Internships are a min of 3 months, 4 days per week
Applicants need to be currently enrolled or graduated in a biology or related program.

Please email resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and address to Jackie Navarro

www.wildwonders.org

Posted March 1, 2017

Reptile Keeper - Phoenix Herpetological Society

Reptile Keeper

Phoenix Herpetological Society, Scottsdale, Arizona

 

Purpose: PHS is seeking an experience reptile keeper responsible for all PHS venomous snakes, oversee the non-venomous snake collection, & assist the Executive Curator with other PHS animals. The primary purpose of this position is the overall care, health, & maintenance of PHS snakes (venomous and non-venomous).

Job Description: Full time position in north Scottsdale; with hourly pay (which is negotiable based on qualifications) Work Schedule is Tuesday – Saturday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, with the understanding that some nights, weekends, and holidays are required.

Organization Information
The Phoenix Herpetological Society (PHS) is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 rescue and conservation facility. It has a strong connection to the community for the relocation of native wildlife and is the largest reptile sanctuary in the U.S. PHS has the second largest collection of crocodilians in the US and largest collection of venomous snakes in the Southwest. In addition, PHS is involved in the breeding of endangered crocodilians and specific venomous snakes. PHS rescues and rehabilitates native and nonnative reptiles from the general public and assists local law enforcement, animal control, and humane society with animal rescues of all kinds. PHS strongly believes that education is the key to conservation and provides educational programs to all levels of schools both private and public as well as providing on site camps, animal handling and specialized training programs and more. PHS has grown exponentially and needs to expand staff to accommodate the growth. PHS is a facility with strict no tobacco policies.

Position Information
Under the supervision and management of the Executive Curator, this position will coordinate and will be responsible for the daily care, exhibit maintenance and dietary care of the 300+ venomous snakes and oversee the health and wellbeing of the nonvenomous venomous snakes that call PHS home. PHS has one of the most impressive collections of venomous snakes and facilities in the U.S. The chosen candidate should understand the PHS mission and be motivated to invest themselves in the long-term growth and future of PHS.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • When handling animals all PHS policies, procedures, and protocols (including proper tools and equipment) are used/followed at all times – NO exceptions
  • Ensure all anti-venom records and venomous protocols are current and accurate
  • Provide proper training to staff and volunteers regarding animal care and safety protocols, such as PHS policies and procedures, proper use of tools and equipment, and approved animal handling/restraint techniques
  • Ensure dietary needs are met and feeding schedules are maintained, records are current
  • Timely communicate animal health/husbandry concerns to the Executive Curator
  • Assist in education programs when appropriate, provide input regarding animal training programs, assist onsite events, and develop new programs or trainings for interns or other zoological facilities
  • Design exhibits that are appropriate for the enclosed species and maintain cleanliness of all enclosures.
  • Assist Executive Curator in assessing facility needs, coordinating exhibit maintenance, and assisting in minor improvements
  • Provide knowledge in the techniques used in the breeding of exotic venomous animals.
  • Ensure positive experience for visitors and offer knowledge and information when applicable or required
  • Assist the Executive Curator in care of the other species that call PHS home such as crocodilians, tortoises, lizards etc..
  • Prepare an annual summary report about the animals under his/her care, identifying goals, successes, and plans for the next year
     

Qualifications:

Education:

Required: Associate’s Degree in a biological sciences, herpetology, or related field
Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in a biological sciences, herpetology, or related field

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Applicants must be in good physical condition, able to lift 50 pounds, and have the physical and emotional stamina to work full days in Arizona’s climate.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills – Public speaking is a component of this position
  • Proficient in basic word processing, excel, record keeping, and general database management
  • Advanced knowledge of reptiles, both native and exotic, and their husbandry requirements
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and non-verbal
  • Ability to make decisions thoughtfully, but quickly when necessary
  • Professional personal appearance, the ability to work independently and as a team, and pride of one’s work are key qualifications.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Ethical and professional behavior and work ethic
  • Personable and relatable, to build and maintain positive relationships as well as network
  • Creative
  • Leadership skills
  • Organized
  • Problem solver
  • Attention to details
  • Willingness to cover tattoos (if applicable) for specific events such as presentations or media spots

Experience:

  • 5+ years experience in a zoo/sanctuary environment
  • 8+ years experience with venomous snake handling
  • 1 -2 years of supervisory or management experience
     

To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to Debbie Gibson, PHS Vice President at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Emails are preferred, however if you would like to speak with her you can call 480 513 4377 X 4.

If chosen for an interview, PHS will require three references. If a job offer is made, a background check and verifiable work history will also be required.

Posted February 28, 2017

Various openings - Roer's Zoofari

Various openings

Roer's Zoofari, Reston, Virginia

 

Employment Opportunities

Unpaid Summer Animal Care Internship

We are now taking applications for Summer Animal Care internships!

Internship duties focus heavily on daily husbandry duties such as cleaning! You will be expected to work with the public as well as birthday parties and animal encounters.

Our expectations are that you have full availability during the summer to work 40 hours per week for 6 weeks as an unpaid intern. No absences longer than two days are permitted during this time. Roer's Zoofari is a drug, tobacco and alcohol free workplace.

We will be selecting our interns by February 28th. If you haven't heard from us by that time, feel free to follow up with a phone call or email.

To apply, please send your resume to:

Drew Jones
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Operations Assistant (Part time Permanent)

Roer's Zoofari is seeking an energetic and creative person that can assist in operations; guest relations, marketing and human resources. This person will also answer phones and help execute special events. The position requires a 24 hr per week commitment on site. Must be able to work some weekends, evening and holiday events as requested. Hours flexible; most between 7am and 6pm. Preferred experience: prior work or college courses in HR, PR, Marketing, Communications or related field. Knowledge of Google and Microsoft Office suites helpful. $10-$14/hr DOEQ and bonus pay opportunities. Please submit resume, cover letter and three references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Lead Keeper (Full Time Permanent)

Immediate opening for a full time Lead Hoofstock Keeper. Hoofstock collection includes anoa, scimitar horned oryx, addex, giraffe, zebra, fallow and sika deer, ankole watusi, llama, bison, water buffalo,dromedary camel and wart hog. Duties include eartagging offspring, maintaining records, interfacing with the public during tours, capture and restraint, as well as basic husbandry. $15-$17/hr DOEQ, medical benefits and vacation pay. Minimum requirements: 4 years paid keeper experience working with hoofstock. Please email resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Animal Care Staff (Full Time Permanent)

Immediate opening for a full time, year-round, animal care staff. Two years paid experience working for a zoo or wildlife park preferred, training background helpful. Animal Care Staff are cross trained to care for a variety of mammals, herps, avians, and inverts. This position interfaces with the public on a daily basis in addition to husbandry, training and enrichment. Please submit resume, cover letter and three references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. An application will be sent to you in reply. $10-$12/hr DOEQ, PTO, medical benefits and bonus pay opportunities.

 

Cashiers (Full Time and Part Time Seasonal)

Immediate openings for part time and full time cashiers. Must have weekend and holiday availability. Also hiring for full time summer cashiers. Must be 16 years of age. email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an application.

 

Safari Tour Bus Drivers (Full Time and Part Time Seasonal)

Immediate openings for part time and full time safari tour bus drivers. Must have weekend and holiday availability. Must be 18 years of age and have a valid drivers license. email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an application. email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an application.

 

Grounds and Maintenance Staff (Full Time and Part Time Seasonal)

Immediate openings for part time and full time seasonal grounds and maintenance staff. Grounds and Maintenance staff will rake leaves, mow, build exhibits, paint, pick up trash, and take on other responsibilities as needed. Must have valid driver's license. Must be 16 years of age. Must be available weekends and holidays. $9 to $10/hr DOEQ. email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an application.

 

Roer's Zoofari provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Roer's Zoofari complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
 

Posted February 28, 2017

Safari Intern - Safari Lake Geneva

Safari Intern, unpaid

Safari Lake Geneva, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

 

Overview:  
Safari Lake Geneva is dedicated to promoting awareness of conservation issues through immersive and interactive wildlife experiences. Safari interns are valuable members of our team.

Safari interns will assist the Safari Lake Geneva staff in fulfilling the mission and objectives of the park. Primary duties include assisting guests entering the park, oversight and upkeep of the contact animal area, disseminating information to tour participants, and handling admission transactions. Interns may also be responsible for assisting with animal husbandry and light maintenance and construction. Interns have the potential to work with a variety of animals (small and large mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and arthropods) and to participate in educational programs and outreach. Interns are required to complete a project that benefits Safari Lake Geneva and is completed during the internship period. Interns are supervised by Safari Lake Geneva staff.


Qualifications:
Candidates must have completed one year of a college degree program in biology, animal behavior, zoology, education, or other related field. Candidates must also have excellent communication skills, enjoy working with people of all ages, and be able to work in a team environment. Interns must be self-motivated, reliable, prompt, able to lift 50 pounds, and able to work in all weather conditions. Internships are experience-based and are therefore unpaid (housing is also not provided). It is required that an intern dedicates at minimum 16 hours per week over the course of three months, or 192 total hours (schedules may be flexible based on the candidate’s availability). It is advisable to apply as early as possible.


To apply: Send cover letter, resume, and a list of three references
 

Safari Lake Geneva
Attention: Maggie Madden
Director of Science and Education
W1612 Litchfield Rd.
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
or
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

Posted February 21, 2017

Curator of Birds - Fort Worth Zoo

Curator of Birds

Fort Worth Zoo, Fort Worth, Texas

 

Summary:  
This position is responsible for directing, managing, supervising and coordinating the activities and operations of an assigned animal section of the Zoological Park; to coordinate assigned activities with other divisions, outside agencies and the general public; and to provide highly responsible and complex staff assistance to Director of Animal Collections.
 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assume management responsibility for assigned services and activities for specific taxa of animals within the Zoo
  • Manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for assigned programs; recommend and administer policies and procedures
  • Continuously monitor and evaluate the quality and efficiency of assigned animal programs, methods and procedures;
  • Direct the husbandry and care of animals in and around existing quarters; coordinate cleaning, sanitizing, maintenance and repair of animal quarters
  • Oversee the implementation of diets for animals; ensure proper cleanliness and maintenance of work area and food storage containers
  • Oversee the implementation of the zoo-wide behavioral management program
  • Oversee the implementation of approved research projects
  • Lead and participate in regular meetings
  • Coordinate observations of animal behavior for signs of illness or injury; report any signs of illness or injury; assist veterinarians in minor operations or related activity as needed
  • Respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provide information within the area of assignment; resolve complaints in an efficient and timely manner
  • Supervise the husbandry methods, diets, enclosures and transportation of assigned animal collection; ensure health and welfare of animals; consult with veterinarians and nutritionist as needed
  • Research and evaluate animals prior to acquisition; make recommendations for acquisition and disposition of animals
  • Oversee and participate in the development and administration of the division's annual budget; participate in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures; implement adjustments
  • Manage staff per Zoo policy and procedure guidelines
  • Serve as the liaison for the assigned animal section with other divisions, departments and outside agencies; negotiate and resolve sensitive and controversial issues
  • Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of zoo services
  • Maintain a safe working environment for staff, train safety procedures and insure the availability of all necessary supplies and inventories related to safety (antivenin, equipment, etc.)
     

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Plan, direct, coordinate the work plan for staff; assign work activities, projects and programs; continuously review and evaluate methods and procedures;
  • Select, hire, train, motivate and evaluate assigned zoo keeper personnel; provide or coordinate employee training; work with subordinate employees to correct deficiencies and resolve problems
  • Monitor work environment of staff; participate in the review, investigation and implementation of discipline and termination procedures in conjunction with Human Resources
  • Communicate information to staff as appropriate to their level
  • Supervise and participate in the construction and maintenance of facilities; coordinate with maintenance and construction departments
  • Provide a responsible staff assistance to assigned zoo collection management staff
  • Demonstrates leadership of employees through ongoing training to include applicable laws, zoo policies, business conduct and ethics and the provision of quality services to guests and employees supporting the highest level of program integrity.
     

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Minimum of 10 years increasingly responsible experience in the care, handling and breeding of zoo animals
  • Minimum of 2 years administrative and supervisory experience
  • Direct experience with taxa related to the position preferred and may be specified in some cases, i.e. venomous species
  • Valid driver license with acceptable motor vehicle record to maintain zoo standards of insurability
  • Must possess ability to:
  • Oversee and participate in the management of a comprehensive zoo animal
  • program
  • Supervise the husbandry methods, diets, enclosures and transportation of
  • assigned animal collection
  • Oversee, direct and coordinate the work of subordinate employees
  • Participate in the development and administration of goals, policies and procedures
  • Prepare and administer large program budgets
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of
  • proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals
  • Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, Laws and regulations
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Maintain mental capacity which permits making sound decisions, using
  • good judgment, demonstrating intellectual capabilities
  • Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities
     

Education and/or Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Specialized training or experience in zoology or a related field
  • Equivalent to a Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in zoology, zoo management or a related field preferred
     

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or or move up to 75 pounds.
 

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.Team oriented environment

  • Ability to work irregular hours (holidays and weekends)
  • Exposure to a variety of domestic and wild or potentially dangerous animals; animal odors and animal body fluids
  • Exposure to all types of inclement weather conditions
  • Exposure to chemicals (cleaning, water chemicals, additives, etc.)
  • Ability to work special events and functions as required
     

How to Apply:  Apply online at https://www.fortworthzoo.org/careers

Posted February 20, 2017

Assistant Education Coordinator - Southwick's Zoo

Assistant Education Coordinator

Southwick's Zoo, Mendon, Massachusetts

 

Southwick's Zoo 

As New England’s largest zoo, Southwick’s Zoo is home to more than 850 animals representing over 150 different species. Southwick’s offers an exciting environment for visitors to learn more about animals and their conservation. The educational programs offered at the zoo, as well as those offered to the larger local community, are provided by EARTH Ltd, an environmental education non-profit located at Southwick’s Zoo and based out of the EARTH Discovery Center.
As New England’s largest zoo, Southwick’s Zoo is home to more than 850 animals representing over 150 different species. Southwick’s offers an exciting environment for visitors to learn more about animals and their conservation. The educational programs offered at the zoo, as well as those offered to the larger local community, are provided by EARTH Ltd, an environmental education non-profit located at Southwick’s Zoo and based out of the EARTH Discovery Center.
 

Assistant Education Coordinator

Southwick’s Zoo is currently accepting applications for a seasonal, part-time Assistant Education Coordinator. This position assists the Education Coordinators in the EARTH Discovery Center and reports to the Director of Education.

Approximate work schedule will be four days a week (Friday through Monday) from March through the end of October.
 

Essential Functions:

  • Conduct education programming, including on-site formal and informal live animal presentations; Junior Zookeeping; demonstrations for our Wild Adventures Summer Program; off-site ZooMobile presentations; and other off-site events such as career fairs, class lectures, etc.
  • Interact and interpret with visitors in a positive manner in a variety of situations.
  • Participate in, and support, after-hour events, fundraisers, and other EARTH Ltd. sponsored events.
  • Assist in daily care and husbandry of EARTH’s ambassador animal collection, which currently consists of about 66 different species (128 individual animals) of invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.
  • Assist in the creation and implementation of enrichment for ambassador animals.
  • Assist in the transport of ambassador animals throughout the zoo.
  • Assist in daily up-keep of the EARTH Discovery Center.
  • Assist in managing and supervising interns.
  • Perform membership transactions and administrative tasks in the EARTH Discovery Center as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Experience Required:

  • College degree in biological sciences, education, or related field required
  • Previous public speaking and/or teaching experience highly preferred
  • Previous experience caring for animals preferred
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be comfortable working with children of all ages, as well as adults
  • Must work well independently, but also as a team player
  • Must be comfortable working in a fast paced environment
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time, work inside and outdoors in any weather, and be able to lift and carry up to 35 pounds
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
     

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to:

Southwick’s Zoo
ATTN: Samantha Russak, Director of Education
2 Southwick St
Mendon,  MA 01756

or email: sThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line “Assistant Education Coordinator”.

 

Posted February 17, 2017

Senior Keeper/Assistant Curator - African Safari Wildlife Park

Senior Keeper/Assistant Curator

African Safari Wildlife Park, Port Clinton, Ohio

 

African Safari Wildlife Park is currently seeking a full-time Senior Keeper/Assistant Curator. This position is a mid-level, supervisory position requiring the individual to be an active participant in the routine care, collection planning, and management of the entire collection of animals.

This position will work side by side with keeper staff and management daily.
 

Requirements:

  • Good Decision Making Skills
  • Consistency and Accuracy while performing jobs
  • Clear and concise communication skills
  • Ability to Identify and Solve Problems
  • Ability to promote good morale and productivity in the workplace.
  • Proven ability to train and direct the work of interns, seasonal employees, and full-time keeper staff.
  • Ability to effectively mediate routine personnel issues and conflicts between staff.
  • Negative TB Test
  • Must Maintain a valid Driver’s License
  • Self-motivated
  • Knowledge of animal husbandry in a wide variety of animal species.
  • Excellent people and team building skills
  • Knowledge of animal needs in exhibit design.
  • Veterinary technician skills helpful.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Excellent public speaking and communication skills.
  • Capable of problem solving and crisis management.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Experience in management preferred.
  • Will present a friendly, courteous and helpful demeanor to all guests at all times.


Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Experience with large and small hoofstock is preferred including exotic ungulates
  • 5 or more years’ experience working with Animals in a professional setting
  • Capture and restraint experience
  • Experience with computers, Microsoft Word, Excel, Dropbox
     

Compensation:

  • Based on experience and will be discussed at time of interview
  • House on property may be available and subject to a housing agreement.
     

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Summary: To oversee the entire African Safari Wildlife Park animal collection providing the best husbandry possible and guest services


Major Job Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Reports directly to the Park Forman and Acting General Manager
  • Responsible for maintaining current knowledge of all USDA, AZA, and ZAA standards of care and husbandry related to the animal collection.
  • Responsible for husbandry, maintenance and oversight of the entire animal collection.
  • Responsible for the completion of all daily animal husbandry and feeding.
  • Must be able to operate tractors, trucks, trailers, for lifts, etc.
  • Works with Head Keeper to ensure optimum husbandry of the animal collection.
  • Works with the Veterinarian to ensure optimum medical care of the animal collection. Assists the Veterinarian in medical procedures when necessary.
  • In consultation with the Veterinarian, will be responsible for all animal diets and evaluation of nutritional needs of the animal collection.
  • Works with the Acting General Manager and Park Forman in exhibit design and alteration.
  • Responsible to assist in acquisition and disposition of animals according to all regulations and guidelines.
  • Responsible to assist in maintaining appropriate USDA records and reports and compliance with all state and federal regulations related to the animal collection.
  • Will assist the Park Forman in oversight of the daily operations of ASWP.
  • Will assist the Park Forman with maintaining and keeping current all Job Descriptions.
  • Responsible for training wildlife staff
  • May be required to travel or transport
  • Assist in the coordination and facilitation of animal training
  • Responsible for animal feed ordering and preparation
  • Other Duties as assigned
  • Ensure proper facility repair in accordance with USDA regulations (Lighting, shelter, etc.).
  • Assist the Park Forman in the management of hay field
  • Accompany and contribute to Monthly self-inspections
  • Comprehensive understanding of all waterlines, wells, septic, electrical boxes, furnaces, boilers, camera systems, and AC.
  • Assist in fence, gate and road repairs
  • Assist in the training and supervision of seasonal staff, camel rides, education programs, guest and animal interactions
  • May be required to assist in guest and animal interactions


Essential Functions:

  • Walk, stand, sit, kneel, stoop, crawl, twist, reach above head, pull, bend, climb stairs and ladders, and carry up to 50lbs
  • Be able to stand for long periods of time up to 8 hours
  • We able to work in all weather conditions
     

To Apply:  Complete the application and upload a resume to https://africansafariwildlifepark.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=8

 

Posted February 10, 2017

Animal Health Undergraduate Internship - Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Animal Health Undergraduate Internship

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

The Animal Health Department is currently accepting internship applications from undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in wildlife or zoo medicine.  The Animal Health Department serves the medical and surgical needs of the mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, and fish that make their home at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium and the International Conservation Center.

The animal health undergraduate internship is a minimum of 10 weeks long within the specified periods of time listed below.  Each internship consists of 40-hour work weeks Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Students should have a strong interest in zoo and wildlife veterinary medicine. Interns may be required to work in inclement weather, lift heavy loads, and must be dependable.  The duties of the intern will vary widely and may include: assisting with setting up and cleaning up of veterinary procedures, restocking hospital supplies, cleaning and sterilization of surgical instruments, animal observations, cleaning and disinfecting animal enclosures, assisting with lab sample processing including blood, urine and feces, and other duties as assigned.

Interested students should send a cover letter, resume, college transcripts, and two letters of recommendation along with a potential start date with the length of time available to Kristine Trotta-Hissrich, LVT, via Colleen Yeany (Administrative Assistant) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Or mail to One Wild Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15206. 

 

Spring: December through May
Spring application deadline: November 15

Summer: May through August
Summer application deadline: April 1

Fall: August through December
Fall application deadline: July 1


Posted February 6, 2017

Veterinary Technician Internship - Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Veterinary Technician Internship

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

The Animal Health Department is currently accepting internship applications from veterinary technician students. The Animal Health Department serves the medical and surgical needs of the mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, and fish that make their home at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.

Internships are 6-8 weeks long, with a work schedule of Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Applicants will play an integral role in the day-to-day operations of the animal health team.

Interested students should send a cover letter, resume, veterinary technician school transcripts, and 2-3 potential time slots to Libby Galvanek, CAHT, via Colleen Yeany (Administrative Assistant) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Posted February 6, 2017

Veterinary Student Externship - Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Veterinary Student Externship

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

The Animal Health Department is currently accepting externship applications for fourth-year veterinary students (third-year students will be considered if in their clinical year). The Animal Health Department serves the medical and surgical needs of the mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians and fish that make their home at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.

Externships are 6-8 weeks long, with a work schedule of Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (weekend hours are possible). Externs will play an integral role in the day-to-day operations of the animal health team.

Interested students should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, veterinary school transcripts, letters from two professional references, and 2-3 potential time slots to Dr. Ginger Sturgeon via Colleen Yeany (Administrative Assistant) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Additional information about the program can be located at www.aazv.org.


Posted February 6, 2017

Facilities Caretaker - Rare Species Conservatory Foundation Wildlife Conservation Center

Facilties Caretaker

Rare Species Conservatory Foundation Wildlife Conservation Center, Loxahatchee, Florida

 

Full-time (40+ hours/week) salaried position. Seeking energetic, motivated individual who loves physically demanding, outside work maintaining a non-profit wildlife conservation facility, www.rarespecies.org. Reports to RSCF Director.
 

Requirements: hands-on maintenance experience at an animal-care facility; excellent interpersonal skills; a positive outlook; ability to work independently and productively with minimal supervision; familiarity with farm and equipment maintenance, landscaping, enclosure/building design and construction and water/irrigation systems.


Education/Experience: Two years’ experience in an AZA/ZAA-accredited institution or similar/related facility or a combination of related education, training and experience that meets or exceeds the required job skills. Supervisory experience strongly preferred. Duties include daily maintenance of a 40+ acre facility housing endangered parrots, primates and large hoofstock in south Florida. Must be available weekends, holidays and on-call as needed. Florida resident preferred.


Compensation:  Competitive, commensurate with education and experience.
 

Send inquiry including cover letter and CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it."> This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

Posted January 28, 2017

Animal Care Specialist 1 - Large Felines - Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Animal Care Specialist 1 - Large Felines (full time position)

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo, California

 

Job Summary:  
Responsible for the husbandry of all large feline areas. Entry level training of tigers, lions and cougars. Tigers are managed in a free contact situation.
 

Essential Job Duties:

  • Assist in checking the appearance and health of the animals on a daily basis.
  • Act as a back-up to Senior Trainers in all weather conditions to ensure the safety of animals, guests and trainers.
  • Speak to the guests to educate the guests about the animals and to answer guest questions as needed during park hours.
  • Assist in the rotation of animals onto and off of each cat area as directed by the Supervisor.
  • Perform entry level training techniques with the animals; i.e. no biting, no claws, walk on a leash, milk behaviors, husbandry behaviors etc. under the direction of the Supervisor and/or Senior Trainers. Learn all essential commands and related behaviors.
  • On a daily basis clean all animal enclosures and compounds.
  • Pick-up and prepare animal diets on a daily basis.
  • Maintain log as needed concerning animal health, behaviors, enrichment and diet.
  • Learn the show scripts and perform in shows as assigned.
  • Adhere to all park & department policies.
  • Learn and follow proper protocol concerning the cats.
  • Assist in other animal areas as needed.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • One year previous experience handling or keeping exotic animals preferred.
  • Must be mentally alert and be able to pay attention to all daily duties.
  • Must possess ability to make appropriate decisions under pressure and in changing circumstances if immediate direction is unavailable.
  • Must have quick reflexes and be able to react quickly to changing animal situations.
  • Must be in excellent physical condition and possess the mental capacities to perform the essential job duties.
  • Must be able to lift animals and equipment up to 75 lbs. Must possess the physical dexterity to hold and maneuver equipment. Must be able to walk and run quickly as needed.
  • Must be willing and able to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions.
  • Must be able to work weekends, evenings, early mornings, and holidays.
  • Must be articulate and be able to speak and understand English. Must have good corrected/uncorrected vision and good hearing.


Safety Sensitive Position


How to Apply:  Qualified candidates should apply online at www.sixflags.jobs.com and attach resumes to their applications. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom offers an excellent benefits package. For any questions, please contact the following HR representative.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
1001 Fairgrounds Drive
Vallejo, CA 94589
Teal Burger – HR Supervisor
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Fax: 707-556-5593

Six Flags is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
SIX FLAGS SUPPORTS A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
 

Posted January 28, 2017

Animal Care Specialist 2 - Land Animals - Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Animal Care Specialist 2 - Land Animals (full time position)

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo, California

 

Job Summary:  
Responsible for the feeding, cleaning, maintenance and training of the Discovery Theater collection.
 

Essential Job Duties:

  • Feed, clean and daily husbandry of animals in Animal Care.
  • Give medication to animals as directed by Supervisor.
  • Record daily entries into logbook concerning animal care and behaviors.
  • Perform in Discovery Theater and Reptile shows and act as backup during shows.
  • Set up show equipment and props as dictated by script.
  • Walk assigned animals around park ensuring animal and guest safety.
  • Handle animals in and out of the park as needed.
  • Perform regularly in front of the public, demonstrating various animal behaviors.
  • Assist Apprentice Trainers and Handlers with proper protocol.
  • Answer guest’s questions concerning animal care, diet, etc. and other general park information in a polite courteous and informative manner.
  • Learn all essential commands and related behaviors.
  • Follow all department and park policies.
  • Assist other trainers as needed.
  • Maintain equipment and enclosures as needed.
  • Animals in collection consist of felines, domestic animals, small exotics, large hoof stock, birds and reptiles.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Previous experience as an Apprentice Trainer in Animal Care with Supervisors approval and/or minimum two years previous experience.
  • Must be in excellent physical condition and possess the mental capacities to perform the essential job duties. Must be able to lift equipment up to 50 lbs.
  • Must possess the physical dexterity to hold and maneuver equipment.
  • Must be able to walk and move quickly between different areas.
  • Must not be afraid of heights.
  • Good public speaking ability.
  • Must be able to work outdoors in all types of weather.
  • Must possess the physical and mental abilities to work with very large strong animals.
  • Must be available to work weekends and holidays.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

 


Safety Sensitive Position


How to Apply:  Qualified candidates should apply online at www.sixflags.jobs.com and attach resumes to their applications. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom offers an excellent benefits package. For any questions, please contact the following HR representative.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
1001 Fairgrounds Drive
Vallejo, CA 94589
Teal Burger – HR Supervisor
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Fax: 707-556-5593

Six Flags is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
SIX FLAGS SUPPORTS A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
 

Posted January 28, 2017

Reptile Exhibit Supervisor - Build 4 Impact

Reptile Exhibit Supervisor

Build 4 Impact, Chicago, Illinois

 

Build 4 Impact is seeking a Supervisor/Exhibit Staff people for Here Be Dragons, a live animal exhibit at the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago in May 2017.

Here Be Dragons celebrates human-dragon cultural connections through science, history, paleontology, folklore, mythology, religion, literature, and live animals. There are 11 live animal exhibits featuring various lizards including albino iguanas, crocodile monitors, frilled dragons, and a Komodo monitor. As a staff person at Here Be Dragons, you will, under close supervision, provide general care for animals and create superior guest experiences. The incumbent will perform related work of maintaining the exhibit, grounds, and interpretives associated with Here Be Dragons. You will also inform, assist, and direct guests as necessary. Diverse experience caring for and exhibiting a wide variety of large and small reptiles, in a zoo, museum, or private setting is preferred. In addition, experience in education and theatre is important. You will study specific reference materials about animals in the exhibit and read other zoological and husbandry texts as assigned.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Prepare and distribute food as directed. Observe assigned animals closely, routinely, and objectively report to supervisor on their behavior, health, and welfare. Keep animal records as assigned.
  • Observe condition of assigned area(s), animal enclosures, and equipment. Monitor and clean public space(s), plants, and interpretives as assigned. Report maintenance needs. Perform minor maintenance tasks as assigned. Clean animal enclosures, pools, and service areas.
  • Perform routines of assigned areas and specialized procedures as directed. Monitor guests to insure animal and human safety and protection of property. Communicate with and assist guests. Take initiative to facilitate guests' appreciation of animals and enjoyment of their visit. Demonstrate knowledge of and implement emergency procedures as directed.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

The requirements for this position include:

  • High School Diploma or GED and knowledge in relevant biological field or equivalent combination of training and/or experience required. Animal care facility, farm, kennel, or equivalent animal experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of educational methods and techniques appropriate for public speaking, demonstration, and interaction with people of all ages. Childcare, camp counselor, teachers, educators, theatre performers, or equivalent educational experience preferred.
  • Must possess an understanding of practical principles of animal behavior and the ability to work with live animals safely.
  • Diverse experience caring for and exhibiting a wide variety of large and small reptiles, including iguanids, varanids, and others.
  • An understanding of zoo-based conservation and breeding programs is desirable.
  • Knowledge of natural history, zoology, or animal husbandry preferred.
  • Ability to perceive and act upon relevant changes in animal behaviors and conditions.
  • Incumbent must develop proficiency in routines of assigned areas and specialized procedures as directed, and must demonstrate the ability to accurately perform job duties.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to interact in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Must be capable of dealing with emergencies calmly and efficiently.
  • Must learn and integrate information, knowledge, and direction quickly.
  • Good decision-making skills.
  • Must be alert and make sound independent judgments.
  • Must be reliable.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and ever-changing work environment preferred.
  • Valid driver's license required for Illinois residents within 90 days of hire; valid out-of-state license required for out-of-state residents.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language fluently. Spanish fluency a plus, but not required.


Experience Required:

Animal care facility, farm, kennel, or equivalent animal experience desired. Teachers, childcare workers, actors, and educators encouraged to apply.
 

Further Comments:

This is a full-time, seasonal position with rotating shifts, including weekends, holidays, and evenings.


Work begins in mid-April and continues through mid-September 2017. Possibility of conversion to full-time position.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Therefore, the employee may be required to perform other reasonably related duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor or other management. The company reserves the right to revise of change job duties as business requirements dictate. It is mutually agreed that this job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

Interested parties should email a resume, cover letter, and 3 personal and 3 professional references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Posted January 28, 2017

Animal Educator Intern (paid) - Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari

Animal Educator Intern (paid)

Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari, Jackson, New Jersey

 

Position Summary:  
Assist the Six Flags Great Adventure Safari department with educating guests about the animals in our collection through a supportive role in general public shows, presentations, as well as one on one interactions. The Candidate will assist the animal education staff in providing proper nutrition, appropriate and sanitary living conditions and constant care of our animal collection. The education trainee will also be responsible for learning and demonstrating basic training and animal husbandry techniques.
 

Essential Job Duties:

  • Position will generally run from Memorial Day to Labor Day
  • Maintain a safe and sanitary working area
  • Maintain all equipment on a daily basis
  • Make daily observations of animals and report any abnormalities to staff supervisor.
  • Prepare daily animal diets and maintain safe and sanitary areas of food preparation, storage, and living conditions
  • Properly complete animal records
  • Become familiar with basic operant conditioning techniques through observation and structured supervised participation
  • Adhere to all Six Flags and departmental policies
  • Function as a team member showing consideration, tolerance, cooperation and reliability.
  • Perform supportive roles in educating guests in a fun and positive way.
  • Perform other miscellaneous duties as required
  • Responsible for guest safety during animal feeds/ interactions
  • Handle reptile and rodent collection
  • Communicate via radio with other team members
  • Drive van, trucks, off road vehicle with animals, staff or guests
  • Participate in various education programs
  • Complete presentation/report for assigned animal
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Learning facility animal facts and information in a timely manner
     


Qualifications:

  • Minimum Age Requirement: 18 years
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Bachelor’s degree or in the pursuit of in Biology, Psychology, or a related field preferred
  • Previous volunteer or animal care internships preferred.
  • Able to communicate effectively in the English language, including the ability to read, speak, write and understand the English language
  • Must be comfortable talking one on one and to large crowds
  • Must be available to work weekends, holidays, evenings and some overnights
  • Must be able to perform essential duties and responsibilities


Physical Demands:

  • Required to stand, sit, kneel, bend and/or crouch for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.
  • Will be working in all weather conditions including, heat, cold, rain, snow.
  • Occasionally exposed to high and/or precarious places
  • May be exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals (PPE will be supplied)
  • Noise level of the work environment is moderate and can be loud at times
     


ALL INTERESTED AND QUALIFIED CANDIDATES PLEAS EMAIL RESUME TO: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

Posted January 4, 2017

Animal Educator - Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari

Animal Educator - Seasonal

Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari, Jackson, New Jersey

 

Position Summary:  
Assist the Six Flags Great Adventure Safari Department with Educating guests about the animals in our collection through a supportive role in general public shows, presentations, as well as one on one interactions. The Candidate will be able to provide proper nutrition, appropriate and sanitary living conditions and constant care of our animal collection. The educators will also be responsible for learning and demonstrating basic training and animal husbandry techniques.
 

Essential Job Duties:

  • Maintain a safe and sanitary working area
  • Maintain all equipment on a daily basis
  • Make daily observations of animals and report any abnormalities to staff supervisor.
  • Prepare daily animal diets and maintain safe and sanitary areas of food preparation, storage, and living conditions
  • Properly complete animal records
  • Become familiar with operant conditioning techniques
  • Adhere to all Six Flags and departmental policies
  • Function as a team member showing consideration, tolerance, cooperation and reliability.
  • Perform supportive roles in educating guests in a fun and positive way.
  • Perform other miscellaneous duties as required
  • Responsible for guest safety during animal feeds and interactions
  • Become versed in animal handling techniques amongst various species
  • Communicate via radio with other team members
  • Drive van, trucks, off road vehicle with animals, staff or guests
  • Participate in various education programs
  • Complete presentation/report for assigned animal
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Learn facility animal facts and information in a timely manner


Qualifications:

  • Minimum Age Requirement: 18 years
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Bachelor’s degree (or in the pursuit of) in Biology, Psychology, or a related field preferred
  • Previous volunteer or animal care internships preferred.
  • Able to communicate effectively in the English language, including the ability to read, speak, write and understand the English language
  • Must be comfortable talking one on one and to large crowds.
  • Must be available to work weekends, holidays, evenings and some overnights
  • Must be able to perform essential duties and responsibilities


Physical Demands:

  • Required to stand, sit, kneel, bend and/or crouch for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.
  • Will be working in all weather conditions including, heat, cold, rain, snow.
  • Occasionally exposed to high and/or precarious places
  • May be exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals (PPE will be supplied)
  • Noise level of the work environment is moderate and can be loud at times


ALL INTERESTED AND QUALIFIED CANDIDATES PLEAS EMAIL RESUME TO: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

Posted January 4, 2017

Educator/Keeper - Wild Wonders

Educator/Keeper

Wild Wonders, Bonsall, California

 

2 new positions starting February 2017!


Wild Wonders is looking for hard working enthusiastic self-motivated individuals to join our animal care education team.


Wild Wonders is a wildlife education organization located in north San Diego, CA which provides onsite and offsite wildlife education programming.


These positions are part-time (20 plus hours per week) but may work into full-time with benefits. Pay commensurate with experience levels.
 

Duties include husbandry and training of our ambassador collection as well as performing onsite and outreach entertaining educational presentations.
 

Applicants must have a min of one year, full-time professional experience working in a zoological setting, and a working knowledge of positive reinforcement conditioning as well as presentation skills.  A biology or related degree preferred.
 

Please email resume to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

No phone calls please

 

Posted December 20, 2016

Zoo Keeper - Zoo World

Zoo Keeper, full-time

Zoo World, Panama City Beach, Florida

 

Job Summary:  

Full-time ZooKeeper Responsible for maintaining animal exhibits, daily care and observation of animals in assigned section. Interaction and presentations for park guests on a daily basis. Carnivore or Reptile experience preferred.
 

Essential Job Duties:

Carnivore or Reptile experience preferred.
Daily care of assigned animals, public speaking with and without the use of program animals to varied age groups, exhibit upkeep and general maintenance requiring the use of simple mechanical and handheld tools, diet preparation and dispersement, record keeping.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent, preference given to 4 year degrees
  • Must have 1 year previous experience in animal care, preference given to carnivore or reptile experience
  • Must be comfortable speaking in public.
  • Must be articulate and able to clearly speak, read, and write in English.
  • Must be willing to listen and follow both written and verbal instructions.
  • Must be willing and able to work 40 hours a week, both indoors and outdoors, in all weather conditions.
  • Must be available to work weekends, evenings, and holidays.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
     

How to Apply: 

Email resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., subject line: Carnivore Keeper
 

Posted December 14, 2016

Zoo Keeper Level 1, full-time - Zoo World

Zoo Keeper Level 1, full-time

Zoo World, Panama City Beach, Florida

 

Job Summary:  

Full-time ZooKeeper Level 1 Responsible for maintaining animal exhibits, daily care and observation of animals in assigned section. Interaction and presentations for park guests on a daily basis.
 

Essential Job Duties:

Daily care of assigned animals, public speaking with and without the use of program animals to varied age groups, exhibit upkeep and general maintenance requiring the use of simple mechanical and handheld tools, diet preparation and dispersement, record keeping.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent, preference given to 4 year degrees
  • Must have 3 months previous experience in animal care, preference given to exotic animal experience
  • Must be comfortable speaking in public.
  • Must be articulate and able to clearly speak, read, and write in English.
  • Must be willing to listen and follow both written and verbal instructions.
  • Must be willing and able to work 40 hours a week, both indoors and outdoors, in all weather conditions.
  • Must be available to work weekends, evenings, and holidays.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
     

How to Apply: 

Email resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., subject line: Keeper 1
 

Posted December 11, 2016

 

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