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Bird Curator- Gulf Breeze Zoo

Bird Curator

Gulf Breeze Zoo, Gulf Breeze, FL

 

Gulf Breeze Zoo, a 50-acre facility in NW FL, is growing and searching for a working Curator with extensive ornithological experience. We maintain an inventory of 400+ specimens over a broad species range.

This positions require a person with excellent communication, observation and planning skills and a strong work ethic. This is a working position. The Curator will be responsible for overseeing the daily care of the bird/ reptile collection. The Curator is required to maintain the animal records as well as planning the breeding programs. We are looking for a curator with a strong bird background in exotics, preferably softbills. Experience with incubation and hand-rearing.

 

Requirements:

  • Exotic ornithological experience.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in science, Ornithology Animal science/Biology
  • A strong work ethic, good physical condition and a willingness to communicate
  • 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 5 years paid exotics care in a zoological park
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Must be able to work weekends and holidays
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.

 

For information, please contact:  Stephen Jagielski, RLA LEED AP, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Posted January 30, 2015

Keeper Positions - Gulf Breeze Zoo

Keeper Positions

Gulf Breeze Zoo, Gulf Breeze, FL

 

Gulf Breeze Zoo is a 50-acre facility located in the beautiful Florida panhandle that houses a wide variety of species, ranging from a petting area and budgie feeding to large carnivores and gorillas.

The zoo has openings in various departments, including seasonal and full-time positions. Positions include the bird/reptile, primate/carnivore, and hoofed stock shifts. Prior experience in these areas is preferred.

Many of these positions are entry-level, although applicants with more extensive experience will be considered as advanced positions become available. All applicants must be physically fit and active, able to lift 50 pounds comfortably, and be able to work in all types of weather. Weekends and holidays are mandatory work days for new hires, as are long days when needed. Emphasis is placed on guest interactions, so applicants must be very comfortable with the public. 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. An Associates or BS in an animal science is preferred, although experience may be given preference. All applicants must have some prior experience working with animals, either at a private/public zoo, wildlife breeding facility, or farm.

 

Requirements:

  • Exotic Cats, Primates and Bird experience.
  • 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.
  • Must be comfortable speaking to the public while handling animals.
  • 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

 

Competitive salary, insurance, paid sick/vacation time and 401k options available. Please send resumes to Tenielle Welch, General Curator: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Posted January 28, 2015

Animal Care Manager - Tiger World

Animal Care Manager

Tiger World, Rockwell, NC

 

Tiger World has an Animal Care Manager position for hire starting April 1st 2015.  This position will be responsible for largely a carnivore collection with also an abundance of primates, birds, and reptiles.

We are looking for a dedicated, passionate and fast learning individual with a minimum of 3 years past experience caring for animals in a paid role.  We need an independent thinker with leadership skills to administer the directives of park supervisors.  With a large geriatric population coming from our rescue program we prefer candidates with a history of veterinary participation and a strong ability to read subtle animal behaviors.  These attributes along with others described below are extremely important for filling this position.  Tiger World is looking for a long-term employee.  Please read job description and other details below before starting application process.

 

Job Description:

Manager duties consist of but are not limited to:

  • Daily inspections of animals and proper documentation of observations; Ex. of observations- new injuries, update on existing prognoses, maintenance in exhibit, animal body weight mass, food consumption, etc.
  • Administration of medications, vaccines, or other health related items
  • Communication with section leaders to follow up on animal care progress
  • Daily communication with Directors of overall zoo and animal welfare
  • Use behavioral knowledge to properly assess animal heat cycles and pregnancies; aid in caring for infants as needed
  • Assist Directors with facilitating the shipping and acquisition of animals, and creating/implementing new policies and procedures as needed
  • Assist and participate with Veterinary Procedures
  • Operant conditioning training for regular husbandry and veterinary care
  • Maintain Veterinary Center clean and organized
  • Handling of animals, crating animals for transport and participation with Emergency Response Team
  • Learn all Sections and fill in on regular keeper vacation and days off
  • Participate with managing the Animal Care staff

Other job duties consist of but are not limited to:

  • Food preparation and supplement administration including butchering and processing of meat, cleaning food prep areas
  • Cleaning of exhibits and implementation of enrichment
  • Participation in educational tours, keeper talks and off site animal programs
  • Zoo Maintenance in and around exhibits (landscaping, painting, exhibit upgrades, etc.)
  • Assist with building and construction throughout zoo

 

Requirements:

  • Must have a BS degree in Biology/Zoology or related field; or equivalent combination of education, experience and training
  • MINIMUM 3 Years full-time experience in a zoological institution with some management experience
  • Work in a harmonious manner with staff, volunteers and supervisors
  • Must be honest, trustworthy and very organized
  • Independent worker who also follows instructions, as well as adhering to required established policies and procedures
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic, arriving to work on time and willing to work late if necessary
  • Must be able to work in unfavorable weather conditions including rain, snow, extreme heat and freezing temperatures
  • Ability to do some heavy lifting of at least 50 pounds is required

 

Compensation:

  • Salary is dependent on combination of education and experience
  • Vacation/Sick Time is accumulated at 1 day per month of employment
  • Monthly health care stipend available of $100
  • On-Site living opportunity may be available

 

How to Apply: 

  • Must have valid driver’s license and social security card or Work Visa
  • Up to date vaccinations including Tetanus and TB negative
  • Two (2) letters of reference/recommendation
  • Please send your Resumé and Cover Letter along with letters of recommendation to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  It is also helpful to see your past experiences, please include pictures of your work with your application documents.

 

Posted January 27, 2015

Zookeeper Shadowing Interns - LEO Zoological Conservation Center

Zookeeper Shadow Interns (2015 Spring, Summer and Fall)

LEO Zoological Conservation Center, Greenwich, CT

 

LEO Zoological Conservation Center, is a nonprofit, off-exhibit breeding facility. We are located in Greenwich, CT, just an hour outside of New York City. The facility offers our animals a low impact, stress-free environment and we propagate for accredited zoological institutions. We are closed to the public but allow a limited number of visits seasonally, split between Special Cause Groups and donors.

LEOZCC is looking for dependable, hardworking, college students and recent graduates interested in gaining valuable experience working with rare and endangered animals and working one-on-one with seasoned professionals. We welcome students from educational institutions for internships projects for credit, recognizing that what one learns in the classroom is enhanced by hands on experience of caring for animals and helping to explore animal husbandry and its relationship to conservation. This ten-week program is unpaid. For more information and videos of previous interns: http://leozoo.org/leo/internships/

 

Shadowing Internship Program Summary:

LEOZCC offers the chance to supplement classroom studies and get your hands dirty! Our staff will put their efforts into sharing their knowledge and providing a breadth of experience that will help students realize their individual goals. Here are some of the elements of our shadowing internship experience:

  • Enclosure care, including upkeep inside and outside of animal enclosures
  • Participation in providing for and monitoring health, growth, diet, behavior, reproduction, safety and comfort of our animals
  • Behavior observation, including monitoring and documenting specific animal behavior
  • Enrichment activities, which help keep captive animal’s minds active
  • Exposure to veterinary and tech work
  • Kitchen duties, including preparation of species-specific daily diets and cleaning the kitchen area
  • Participation in a USDA Animal Care Clinic

Our Shadowing Internship Program will also help students who have successfully completed the internship by opening doors for future animal work. After completing the program, our Wild Partners (an organization our center partners with that works directly with an endangered species in their natural habitat) are willing to accept students to continue their development in their area of interest in the wild.

 

Offered Sessions:

Spring Session (March 2 – May 17) – application deadline: February 13, 2015
Summer Session (June 1 – August 16) – application deadline: April 10, 2015
Fall Session (September 9 – November 25) – application deadline: August 14, 2015

* Session are 10 week periods. Please indicate which session you are applying for, unless available for any time period

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must have 3 months previous experience in animal care and training and/or completed collegiate level courses in related science.
  • Must have good vision and hearing.
  • Must be willing to listen and follow both written and verbal instructions.
  • Must be willing and able to work at least 40 hours a week, both indoors and outdoors, in all weather conditions.
  • Must be available to work weekends, evenings, and holidays.
  • Must possess the mental and physical capacities necessary to perform primary responsibilities.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

 

Application Information: 
Applicants with experience in zoology, animal behavior, psychology, biology, veterinary studies, and education, or with environmental or rehabilitation organizations are preferred. We are looking for self-motivated and upbeat candidates who will interact well with current staff, volunteers, and zoo guests. The internship is unpaid and housing is not available at this time.

Please complete the online Intern Application and send a cover letter specifying area of interest with preferred session, resume, and proof of college enrollment (if needed) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Academic Credit:
The LEO Zoological Conservation Center is able to award academic credit through universities. Students are encouraged to fill out the required proper paperwork directly with their adviser and/or department.

Posted January 22, 2015

Public Relations Intern - Bearizona Wildlife Park

Public Relations Intern

Bearizona Wildlife Park, Williams, Arizona
 

Unpaid - 280 hours

Position Summary:
The Public Relations Internship is intended to provide college students with practical experience related to working with the public as well as print, television and social media.
 

Essential Reponsibilities and Expectations:

  • Develop media contacts under the direction of the Operations Manager.
  • Help create social media content through photos and video.
  • Assist with membership program and retention.
  • Assist with the planning and executing of park events.
  • Handle phone calls and park inquiries.
  • Interface with various organizations that promote tourism.
  • Utilize Microsoft Office programs to maintain databases, create documents and publications and complete daily tasks.
  • Create and/or proof read letters, press releases, publications and web copy for grammatical errors and content clarity.
  • Maintain a courteous and helpful disposition with all staff and visitors. 
  • Interact safely, appropriately and professionally with staff, animals and guests.
  • Wear Bearizona uniform when onsite or representing the company and adhere to dress code, drug, alcohol, and tobacco policy.
  • Assume additional duties and responsibilities as required.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in the organization, both verbally and in writing.
  • Must be able to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic or schedule form.
  • Must be able to pass random drug-alcohol testing.
     

Work Hours and Schedules:

Work schedule can be flexible around class schedule and other work obligations. A minimum of 16 hours per week must be completed at Bearizona Wildlife Park.
 

Essential Abilities:

  • Must be computer literate; capable of utilizing Microsoft Office Programs.
  • Must be able to operate office equipment including scanners, printers and computers.
  • Must be comfortable talking to the public.
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal team skills.
  • Must be able to detect emergency alarms, both auditory and/or visual.
  • Must be able to speak clearly and distinctly, using correct English.
  • Must be able to fill out written forms pertaining to the position legibly.
  • Must be able to safely operate the following: manual and portable power hand tools, small tractors and skid steer.


Education and Experience:

  • Currently pursuing a degree in the field of communications, public relations, marketing, hospitality or related field.


Working Environment:

Indoor: 80%
Outdoors: 20%

 

Interested applicants should submit resume, cover letter by February 1, 2015 to:

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

Or mail to:
Jocelyn Monteverde
Bearizona Wildlife Park
1500 E Route 66
Williams, AZ  86046

 

Posted January 20, 2015

Education Outreach - Curriculum Internship - Bearizona Wildlife Park

Education Outreach - Curriculum Internship

Bearizona Wildlife Park, Williams, Arizona
 

Unpaid - 100 hours to be completed by May 1st

Position Summary:
The Animal Programs intern is intended to provide college students with practical experience relating to wildlife education.  Essential responsibilities will focus on creating educational programs based on Arizona state educational standards.
 

Expectations of Interns:

  • Understanding of how to write a history, art and science lesson plan to state academic standards for grades k-8th.
  • The ability to create 12 themed lesson plans that incorporate education animals, that include learning activities that can be modified as necessary to the age and development of students.
  • Must have access to the internet and the ability to create and send documents electronically.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in the organization, both verbally and in writing.
  • Must be able to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic or schedule form.
  • Must be able to pass random drug-alcohol testing.
     

Work Hours and Schedules:

  • Three onsite meetings will be scheduled at Bearizona; an introductory, a mid-program and a concluding meeting. All other hours will be completed remotely.
  • Intern must complete and submit one lesson plan per week, at minimum.


Required Qualifications:

  • Course work in any of the following subject areas: Early Education, Elementary Education


Working Environment:

Indoor: 100%

 

Interested applicants should submit resume, cover letter by February 1, 2015 to:

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

Or mail to:
Vanessa Stoffel
Bearizona Wildlife Park
1500 E Route 66
Williams, AZ  86046

 

Posted January 20, 2015

Camp Counselor Internship - Bearizona Wildlife Park

Camp Counselor Internship

Bearizona Wildlife Park, Williams, Arizona
 

Unpaid - 280 hours
May 25-July 8

 

Position Summary:
The Animal Programs intern is intended to provide college students with practical experience relating to wildlife education.  Essential responsibilities will focus around safely entertaining and educating children in age appropriate and FUN manner during daily camp sessions. Applicants should be comfortable talking to and enthusiastically working with youth ages 6-13. Camp counselors must also be comfortable caring for and handling animals in the education collection that consists of reptiles and small mammals.
 

Essential Reponsibilities and Expectations:

  • Follow daily themed lesson and activity plans while modifying as necessary to the age and development of camp break out group.
  • Interact safely, appropriately and professionally with staff, animals, campers and guests.
  • Participate as needed in other Bearizona events, VIP experiences and operations.
  • Maintain an environment that is consistent with Bearizona standards for safety and beauty.
  • Wear Bearizona uniform and adhere to dress code, drug, and alcohol and tobacco policy.
  • Assume additional duties and responsibilities as required.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in the organization, both verbally and in writing.
  • Must be able to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic or schedule form.
  • Must be able to pass random drug-alcohol testing.
     

Work Hours and Schedules:
Work hours and schedule is based on a 40 hour work week, but may vary depending on work load and weather.  Weekends and some holidays are required workdays. Time off during peak tourist season will be limited to ensure the success of the Company.
 

Essential Physical Ability:

  • Must be able to ambulate freely across uneven terrain, climb stairs and remain on your feet for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to readily respond to threats and dangers by sight and smell.
  • Must be able to speak clearly and distinctly using correct English.
  • Must be able to fill out written forms pertaining to the position legibly.
     

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Course work in any of the following subject areas: Early Education, Elementary Education, Parks and Recreation, Forestry, Biology, or Zoology.
  • Prior Experience working with children ages 6-13.


Working Environment:

Indoor: 2%
Outdoors: 98%

 

Interested applicants should submit resume, cover letter by February 1, 2015 to Vanessa Stoffel:

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

Or mail to:
Bearizona Wildlife Park
1500 E Route 66
Williams, AZ  86046

 

Posted January 20, 2015

Veterinarian Technician - Montgomery Zoo

Veternarian Technician

Montgomery Zoo, Montgomery, AL

 

Announce #: 15CI7608
Open Date: 1/20/2015
Close Date: 2/9/2015
Annual Minimum Salary: 31099

 

Nature of Work:
The fundamental reason this position exists is to assist in the medicine, surgery, and preventative medicine programs of the Montgomery Zoo. The essential functions of the position are: performs routine and diagnostic laboratory testing duties, assists in medical care procedures, performs administrative related functions such as records keeping and inventory, and contributes to the departments objectives. This position reports to Animal Care Manager and receives direction from the contracted Veterinary Services.

Minimum Qualifications:
Must have an Associate's degree in Veterinary Technology or closely related field and one
(1) year of veterinary technician experience at an animal shelter, veterinary clinic or other animal care facility.

NOTE: Qualified applicants must be Licensed Veterinary Technicians.

Special Requirements:
Must be able to work weekends and holidays and special events. Must have and maintain a valid Alabama Driver's license and an insurable driving record in order to drive city vehicles to transport medical materials to provide on-sight medical assistance to animals. Qualified applicants must submit to a medical exam following a conditional job offer to demonstrate that they are TB negative.

Kind of Examination: 
Applications are being accepted to fill one (1) vacancy and any vacancies that may occur during the life of the register. The current vacancy is with the City of Montgomery, Zoo Department. Applicants will be screened, qualified and ranked based on education and experience as shown on the application and minimally qualifying supplemental questionnaire. For this reason, applicants are urged to fill in the application form and supplemental questionnaire completely providing detailed information concerning the kinds of jobs they have held, the dates they held them, where and exactly what their duties were.

How to Apply:
There are two ways to apply. Standard applications and supplemental questionnaires (if applicable) may be obtained from the Montgomery City-County Personnel Department, State Career Centers, or downloaded from the website at www.montgomerypersonnel.com. The application and supplemental questionnaire must be filed with the Montgomery City-County Personnel Department, 27 Madison Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104. Standard applications may be delivered in person, by hand-mail, by
U.S. Postal Service or any other mail delivery service, or by facsimile (334-625-2219). In order to apply online, go to the Main Employment page for detailed instructions or click "Apply Now" to immediately begin your application. No person or departments are authorized to accept applications except the Personnel Department. Completed applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. If there is no closing date, the announcement may be closed at any time without prior notice.

General Information

BENEFITS:
Employees are offered a competitive benefits package which includes health, dental, and life insurance, paid annual and sick leave, paid holidays, and a retirement program.

DRUG TEST:
Employment is conditional upon the potential employee passing a pre­ employment drug test. (The drug test may require the submission of a sample of hair, finger nails, and/or urine that will verify illegal drug use).

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:
Discrimination against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline, or any other aspect of personnel administration because of political or religious opinions or affiliations or because of race, national origin, or any other non merit factors is prohibited. Discrimination on the basis of age, sex, or physical disability is prohibited except where specific age, sex, or physical requirements constitute a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration.

REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION:
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is the responsibility of the applicant with a disability to request accommodation which he/she requires in order to participate in the application or examination process. The Personnel Department reserves the right to require documentation of the need for accommodation under the ADA. In order to request accommodation in the application or testing process, contact the Personnel Director or Assistant Personnel Director at (334)625-2675.

I-9:
Prior to your employment, you will be required to provide to your employer documentation of your identity and employment eligibility in order to comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Posted January 20, 2015

Keepers/Outreach Educators, part time - Wild Wonders

Keepers/Outreach Educators, part time

Wild Wonders, Bonsall, CA

 

Wild Wonders has 2 part time positions available for keepers/outreach educators at the North San Diego facility.  Hours between 16-30.  Pay starts at 12-14/hr doe

 

Duties:

Husbandry of animal ambassador collection( feeding cleaning enclosure maintenance and enhancement, behavioral enrichment), presenting entertaining educational programs utilizing live animal ambassadors, implementing and maintaining training protocols, ordering supplies, Liaisoning with veterinarians.

 

Qualifications:

  • Must have a zoology or related degree
  • A minimum of one year full time professional experience keeping handling training and presenting exotic animals to the public
  • Able to work autonomously in a small team environment
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Working knowledge of wild animal medicine
  • Able to lift 50 lbs
  • Clean driving record

 

Application instructions:

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

Posted January 18, 2015

Village Keeper - Virginia Safari Park

Village Keeper - full time

Virginia Safari Park, Natural Bridge, VA

 

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  exotic cats, primates, walk-through aviary, reptiles and petting area.

We currently have a fulltime opening available in the Village section. This position requires 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 experience with exotic cats, primates and birds. Experience can be substituted for a degree.  Village keepers are also required to perform public presentations while handling a number of program animals.

 

Requirements:

  • Exotic Cats, Primates and Bird experience.
  • 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.
  • Must be comfortable speaking to the public while handling animals.
  • 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

 

For information please contact: Samantha Lopez, Village Curator

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Posted January 15, 2015

Wildlife Animal Trainer - Six Flags Great Adventure

Seasonal Wildlife Educator

Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, NJ

 

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION:  March 1, 2015

 

Department:  Entertainment
Reports to:    Wildlife Education Supervisor
 

Position Summary:
To assist the wildlife training staff in providing proper nutrition, sanitary living conditions and constant care for our animals. The candidate will also be responsible for learning and applying operant conditioning and animal husbandry techniques with a variety of animals. Trainers will entertain and educate guests through a supportive role performing both in animal shows and guest interactions.

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain safe, clean and enriching environment for all animals in area.
  • Make daily observations of animals and report any abnormalities to training supervisor.
  • Prepare daily diets and maintain safe and sanitary area of food preparation and storage.
  • Properly complete animal records in a timely manner
  • Perform supportive role in shows
  • Assist in the training of animals
  • Acquire basic knowledge in animal husbandry and training techniques through observation and structured supervised participation
  • Adhere to all Six Flags and departmental policies
  • Function as a team member showing consideration, communication, tolerance, cooperation and reliability
  • Perform these duties as the department requires regardless of time, day or location
  • Develop an awareness of Guest satisfaction with the Six Flags product
  • Performs other miscellaneous duties as required
  • Ability to communicate via radio with other team members

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum Age Requirement: 18 years
  • Must be able to climb a ladder, Lift 50lbs, kneel, and stand for long periods of time
  • Must possess strong public speaking skills
  • Availability Requirements: Days, Evenings, Weekends, Holidays
  • Must be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions

 

Certificates, Licenses and/or Registrations:
Valid driver’s license required, Individuals must be able to successfully complete CPR, first aid, as well as any other required park training as needed.

 

Education and/or Experience for Position:
Bachelor’s degree in one of the biological sciences preferred: High school graduate or equivalent with two to three years related experience in a zoological environment or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in an animal related show preferred.

 

Application instructions:
Qualified applicants may submit a cover letter & resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Posted January 11, 2015

Seasonal Wildlife Educator - Six Flags Great Adventure

Seasonal Wildlife Educator

Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, NJ

 

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION:  March 1, 2015

 

Department:  Safari
Reports to:    Wildlife Education Supervisor
 

Position Summary:
Assists the Wildlife Education staff in providing proper nutrition, appropriate and sanitary living conditions and constant care for our animals.  The candidate will also be responsible for learning and demonstrating basic training and animal husbandry techniques.  The education trainee will assist through a supportive role in both education and general public shows and presentations.

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a safe and sanitary working area and animal living conditions.
  • Maintain all equipment on a daily basis.
  • Under close supervision, administer animal vitamins properly.
  • 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 and storage.
  • Properly complete animal records and do so immediately following session.
  • Perform supportive roles in education and general public shows.
  • Assist in the training of animals.
  • Acquire basic knowledge in animal husbandry and training 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 these duties as the department requires regardless of time, day or location.
  • Develop an awareness of Guest satisfaction with Six Flags product.
  • Performs other miscellaneous duties as required.
  • Ability to communicate via radio with other team members.

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum Age Requirement: 18 years
  • Able to communicate effectively in the English language, including the ability to read, speak, write and understand the English language
  • Must be available to work weekends, holidays, and evenings
  • Must be able to perform essential duties and responsibilities

 

Physical Demands:

  • May be required to stand, sit, kneel, bend and/or crouch for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.
  • May be regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and outdoor weather conditions including extreme cold or heat
  • 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

 

Certificates, Licenses and/or Registrations:
Valid driver’s license required.   Individuals must be able to successfully complete CPR, first aid, as well as any other required park training as needed.

 

Education and/or Experience for Position: 

Bachelor’s degree in one of the biological sciences preferred; high school graduate or equivalent with two to three years related experience in a zoological environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Application instructions:
Qualified applicants may submit a cover letter & resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Posted January 11, 2015

Avian Keeper - LEO Zoological Conservation Center

Avian Keeper

LEO Zoological Conservation Center, Greenwich, CT
 

LEO Zoological Conservation Center, is a nonprofit, off-exhibit breeding facility. We are located in Greenwich, CT, just an hour outside of New York City. The facility offers our animals a low impact, stress-free environment and we prorogate for accredited zoological institutions. We are closed to the public but allow a limited number of visits seasonally, split between Special Cause Groups and donors.  www.LEOzoo.org
 

Description:

LEO Zoological Conservation Center is seeking an enthusiastic avian zookeeper to join our team. This section will include African penguin, White Faced Scops owl, toco toucan, ostrich, Chilean flamingo, snowy owl, kookaburra, peacock, and guinea hens. A small mammal(s) might be included in the future. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two (2) years of experience.

Essential job functions and responsibilities may include but are not limited to animal care, habitat/enclosure maintenance, behavioral enrichment, conditioning training, and assist in safe captures, restraint, transport and veterinary procedures. Position also includes the daily upkeep of animal logs and administering medications. May all be asked to supervise and train interns.

We are seeking a keeper that has experience and working knowledge of avian ecology and behavior. The selected candidate will be expected to adhere to safety policies at all times. Frequent requirements to move moderate to heavy objects and work on uneven terrain with exposure to varying weather conditions, dust and allergens are components of the position. Selected candidate will also be required to move about on slippery surfaces, handle toxic and/or hazardous materials and possible exposure to zoonotic diseases. May work from elevated positions and/or in confined or cramped spaces. The qualified candidate is expected to be a team player and requires excellent interpersonal skills, professional demeanor and professional appearance.

A Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university in life sciences, zoo keeping, animal psychology or similar, related field is preferred. High School/GED may be accepted provided the candidate has multiple years of directly related work experience.

To Apply:

Interested candidates must send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Faxed, mailed, and delivered resumes will not be considered. PLEASE, NO PHONE CALLS. Interested applicants must be available any of the seven days of the week.

Posted January 7, 2015

Hoofstock Keeper - LEO Zoological Conservation Center

Hoofstock Keeper

LEO Zoological Conservation Center, Greenwich, CT
 

LEO Zoological Conservation Center, is a nonprofit, off-exhibit breeding facility. We are located in Greenwich, CT, just an hour outside of New York City. The facility offers our animals a low impact, stress-free environment and we prorogate for accredited zoological institutions. We are closed to the public but allow a limited number of visits seasonally, split between Special Cause Groups and donors.www.LEOzoo.org
 

Description:

LEO Zoological Conservation Center is seeking an enthusiastic hoofstock zookeeper to join our team. This section will include Rothschild and reticulated giraffe, Thomson gazelle, Grevy zebra, red river hog and warthog. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two (2) years of experience.

Essential job functions and responsibilities may include but are not limited to animal care, habitat/enclosure maintenance, behavioral enrichment, conditioning training, and assist in safe captures, restraint, transport and veterinary procedures. Position also includes the daily upkeep of animal logs and administering medications. May all be asked to supervise and train interns.

We are seeking a keeper that has experience and working knowledge of hoofstock ecology and behavior. The selected candidate will be expected to adhere to safety policies at all times. *This position has strong, physical daily demands.*  Frequent requirements to move moderate to heavy objects and work on uneven terrain with exposure to varying weather conditions, dust and allergens are components of the position. Selected candidate will also be required to move about on slippery surfaces, handle toxic and/or hazardous materials and possible exposure to zoonotic diseases. May work from elevated positions and/or in confined or cramped spaces. The qualified candidate is expected to be a team player and requires excellent interpersonal skills, professional demeanor and professional appearance.

A Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university in life sciences, zoo keeping, animal psychology or similar, related field is preferred. High School/GED may be accepted provided the candidate has multiple years of directly related work experience.

To Apply:

Interested candidates must send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Faxed, mailed, and delivered resumes will not be considered. PLEASE, NO PHONE CALLS. Interested applicants must be available any of the seven days of the week.

Posted January 6, 2015

Keeper - Virginia Safari Park

Keeper

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 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:

  • Hoof stock experience domestic or exotic.
  • 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

For information, please contact:

Sarah Friedel- Safari Curator
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Posted December 12, 2014

Land Animals Intern, Seasonal - Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Land Animals Intern - Seasonal

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo, CA

 

Job Summary:
This is a paid internship. Interns are responsible for the general care and maintenance of all land animals in assigned areas. Assigned areas include working with small land mammals and birds; assignments are not guaranteed.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Maintain cleanliness of all assigned areas.
  • Diet preparation and record keeping.
  • Retrieve food and supplies from Land Animal Kitchen.
  • Maintain cleanliness of offices and locker rooms.
  • Learn and perform show parts as assigned.
  • Assist with educational programs and guest relations.
  • Assist with animal care, feeding, and training sessions as assigned.
  • Other duties as requested.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must have 3 months previous experience in animal care and training and/or completed collegiate level courses in related science.
  • Must be comfortable speaking in front on large crowds.
  • Must be articulate and able to clearly speak, read, and write in English.
  • Must have good vision and hearing.
  • 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 possess the mental and physical capacities necessary to perform primary responsibilities.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

Application Deadline: Until Filled  Date Posted: December 11, 2014

How to Apply:
Please submit resumes to the information below and fill in the online application for Animal Care/Training at sixflagsjobs.com:

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Jen Ijames - Human Resources Supervisor
1001 Fairgrounds Drive
Vallejo, CA 94589
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Six Flags is an equal opportunity employer.
SIX FLAGS SUPPORTS A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE

Posted December 11, 2014

Large Feline - Apprentice Trainer - Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Large Feline - Apprentice Trainer

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo, CA

 

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.

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 good 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 articulate and be able to speak and understand English. Must have good corrected/uncorrected vision and good hearing.

Application Deadline: Until Filled  Date Posted: November 10, 2014

How to Apply:

All interested applicants may complete an application online at www.sixflagsjobs.com or submit a resume to the Human Resources Office.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
1001 Fairgrounds Drive
Vallejo, CA 94589
Attn: HR Office – Jen Ijames
Phone: 707-556-5408
Fax: 707-556-5593
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Six Flags is an equal opportunity employer.
SIX FLAGS SUPPORTS A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE

Posted December 8, 2014

Keeper Supervisor - African Safari Wildlife Park

Keeper Supervisor

African Safari Wildlife Park, Port Clinton, Ohio

 

Reports to:  Director of Wildlife

Position Summary:
To assist the Director of Wildlife (DOW) in the management of the animal collection at African Safari Wildlife Park.  To provide keeper supervision in the absence of the DOW.
 

Major Job Responsibilities:

  • Reports directly to the DOW
  • Will gain knowledge of all AZA and USDA standards of care and husbandry related to the animal collection
  • Will assist DOW in oversight of the Capture Team including training, qualification, drill practice and feedback, maintenance of equipment, and record keeping
  • Responsible for maintenance of the MSDS books for the Veterinary Clinic and Keeper areas
  • Responsible for compiling and keeping current the Animal Diet Book.  Will participate in animal diet and nutrition determination
  • Will work with the DOW and keeper staff to create/ document enrichment, and participate in additions or changes in enrichment practice
  • Will assist the Veterinarian in medical procedures.  Responsible for cleaning and maintenance of the Veterinary Clinic
  • Responsible for supervision of the keeper staff in the absence of the DOW including scheduling changes and job performance
  • Will assist the keeper staff in the performance of their duties
  • As needed with the assistance of the keeper staff will determine the need for veterinary intervention and make the necessary contacts
  • Will ensure optimum husbandry of the animal collection in the absence of the DOW
  • Responsible for park shutdown including gates and Walk-Thru
  • Will report all concerns as necessary to the DOW
  • Works with the DOW in exhibit design and alternation
  • Together with the DOW responsible to assist in maintaining appropriate USFWS permits, USDA records and reports and compliance with all state and federal regulations related to the animal collection

Necessary Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred
  • Knowledge of animal husbandry in a wide variety of species
  • Five years’ experience working with exotic animals
  • 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

Essential Functions:

  • Walk, stand, sit, kneel, stoop, crawl, twist, reach above head, pull, bend, climb stairs and ladders, and carry up to 70lbs.
  • Be able to stand for long periods of time up to 8 hours
  • Be able to work in adverse weather conditions

How to Apply:

  1. Visit http://www.africansafariwildlifepark.com/_upload/documents/jobs.pdf African Safari Wildlife Park to complete the application.
  2. Email completed application, cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  3. If you have questions please call 800-521-2660

Posted September 4, 2014

Education Program Coordinator/Small Mammal Keeper - Monterey Zoological Society

Education Program Coordinator/Small Mammal Keeper

Monterey Zoological Society, Salinas, California

 

The Education Program Coordinator / Small Mammal Keeper will be responsible for accomplishing animal care, exhibit maintenance, and coordination of the Educational Programs.  This position requires an individual with a high degree of professional experience who takes pride in work well done.  Must be a proven leader, team player, and team member.  The priorities for this position include attention to animal care and health, fostering a positive team environment, and accomplishing an excellent guest experience.

 

Essential Job Functions

  • All team members must understand the significance of their role and how they can positively impact visitors.  Pro-active, friendly communication will be expected at all times, as well as anticipating visitors’ needs and desires.
  • Provides for the needs of a wide range of mammals, birds, reptiles, and invertebrates through regular feedings, administering treatments as directed, exhibit maintenance and environmental enrichment programs for the species.
  • Input of data into the animal records databases; assures that appropriate records are kept on all husbandry including daily care and animal health.
  • Coordinates the purchasing relating to purchases such as food for the animal collection; assures that animal food, maintenance equipment and supplies are ordered and stocked in appropriate amounts, given the needs of the facility and the availability of resources.
  • Exceptional use of time management techniques.
  • Keep all exhibit areas and off exhibit areas clean, neat and well organized.
  • Help train new employees to assure compliance with established standards and protocols.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Requirements

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

Experience

  • One year of professional experience at a public zoo, wildlife park, animal facility or similar institution and a demonstrated knowledge of zoological operations.

Other Requirements

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and work as a part of a team in a constantly changing environment as well as individually, with a minimum of supervision
  • A valid driver’s License with a good driving record
  • Ability to drive small-medium size trucks is required.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule which includes evenings and/or weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to respond to emergencies on an on-call basis.

Language Skills

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. 
  • Ability to write reports and business correspondence. 
  • Abilities to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, clients, customers and the general public.

Interpersonal Skills

  • Friendly, positive attitude toward others.
  • Ability to display servant based behaviors to include: being patient, kind, humble, respectful, selfless, forgiving, honest and committed.

Guest/Customer Service Skills

  • Must have knowledge of principles for providing quality customer service. This includes understanding guest needs, meeting quality standards for service and guest satisfaction.

Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to work outdoors in any weather, lift 50 pounds, walk briskly or run if needed. 
  • Must be able to move heavier items with assistance and do repetitive physical work such as raking and shoveling.

Work Environment

  • Mostly outdoors in all weather. Some areas such as the reptile area are hot and humid.
  • Must be able to handle or be near any animal in the collection.
  • Will be exposed to several outdoor allergens such as dust and hay.

Computer Skills

  • Must have working knowledge of Microsoft based office programs (Excel, Word, Outlook)

Public Presentation

  • Must be able to present to small and large crowds and work well with large groups of children.

Pre Employment Testing

  • Successful candidates must pass pre-employment drug screening, background check and TB test.

 

Compensation

  • $10-$13 per hour DOE

Benefits

  • One week paid vacation for every one year worked.
  • Vacation times and dates must be approved by management. 
  • Commission on some tour sales. 
  • Annual Bonus.
  • No medical or relocation benefits.

 

Monterey Zoological Society, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

To Apply Please Click the Link Below:

https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=15AtIdQ3Nfrd9BZ8eWrG2Q

Posted August 6, 2014

Show Presenter/Keeper - Wild Wonders

Show Presenter/Keeper

Wild Wonders, Bonsall, California

 

Wild Wonders has one opening for a part time (could develop to full time) show presenter/ keeper for our Bonsall, California location.


Job description:

  • Daily feeding and cleaning of ambassador collection
  • Administering medications and record keeping
  • Presenting entertaining educational programs with live creature teachers while keeping safety of animals and guests at the forefront
  • Socializing and maintaining behaviors of ambassador animals
  • Facility maintenance


Applicants:

  • Must have a minimum of one year full time experience in a professional zoo setting keeping, training and show presentation.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs and be physically fit.
  • Zoology or biology degree preferred.


Salary range 11-14/ hr doe. 

In person interviews only.
 
Please send resumes via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Posted August 4, 2014

Full Time/Part Time Keeper Positions - Virginia Safari Park

Full Time/Part Time Keeper Positions

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, large cats, a walk-through aviary, reptiles and domestic petting area.

We currently have full time openings in our safari area and a full time and seasonal openings in our village area. 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.
 
Requirements:

  • Associates or BS in an animal science, biology, or science related field is preferred
  • Minimum of 6 months paid animal care experience
  • Strong work ethic, good physical condition and a willingness to learn, no visible tattoos permitted
  • Must be able to adhere to our strict personal appearance requirements
  • 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, and other types of equipment
  • Valid Drivers license
  • Weekends and holidays work are required
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs

 
Competitive salary, insurance, paid sick/vacation time and 401k options available. Please send resumes to Stephanie Vaughan-Williams:
 
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Phone: 540-291-3205 ext. 5

Posted July 19, 2014

Animal Keeper 1 - California Living Museum

Animal Keeper 1

California Living Museum, Bakersfield, CA

 

Organization: 
Kern County Superintendent of Schools

 

Description:
The California Living Museum is a native zoo and garden exhibiting over 250 animals representing and more than 85 different species of California Native Wildlife.  The Animal Keeper I under the direct supervision of the Curator of Animals is responsible for active and progressive participation in animal care, monitoring animal health, keeping accurate records and ZIMS entries, presenting and documenting enrichment activities, maintaining cleanliness of the animal enclosures, interaction with zoo visitors and ability to present wildlife in informal talks with the public.

 

Education and Experience:

  • High school graduate.
  • One-year paid experience working with animals.
  • College coursework in psychology, biology, or zoology may be substituted for animal experience.

 

Salary and Benefits:
$2,254 - $2,724 per month.  Maximum entry level is $2,477 per month.  Holiday, sick leave and vacation benefits provided.  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 (PERS).

 

Job Location: 
California Living Museum (CALM), 10500 Alfred Harrell Hwy., Bakersfield, CA  93306

 

Application instructions:
Please access our website for the job description and application link at: http://kern.org/hr/

Applications will be accepted via EDJOIN only.

Posted July 17, 2014

 

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