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Regular Part-time Zoo Attendant - Wright Park Zoo

Regular Part-time Zoo Attendant

Wright Park Zoo, Dodge City, KS

 

Position Opening:
The City of Dodge City is accepting applications for a regular part-time Zoo Attendant position in the Zoo Division (30-39 hours weekly). Starting pay is $10.38 per hour with part-time City benefit package, including health insurance. Regular part-time position works four to eight hours daily with additional hours on weekends.
 

 Duties and Qualifications:

Position performs routine and semiskilled work in feeding, watering and general humane care of animals at the zoo, assists the Zookeeper, and performs work in the general maintenance cleaning of the zoo facilities and park grounds. Any combination of education and experience equivalent to six months of experience in the care of animals is preferred. Must be able to lift and manipulate heavy weights (50 lbs. & up) frequently.


To Apply:  

Please apply online at www.dodgecity.org/jobs.asp using www.hrepartners.com. A resume may be inserted into the online application. Should accommodations be needed to receive or complete the online application, please contact Human Resources, City of Dodge City, PO Box 880, Dodge City, KS 67801, or call (620)225-8100 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Application review will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until filled.  Substance Abuse screening and post offer physicals performed. Valid driver’s license with good driving record required. Must confirm USCIS employment eligibility (I-9) upon hire. EOE
 

Posted May 18, 2015

Directory of Aquatic Husbandry - California Science Center

Director of Aquatic Husbandry

California Science Center, Los Angeles, CA

 

About Us:
The California Science Center is an internationally recognized leader in informal science education. Our mission is to stimulate curiosity and inspire science learning in everyone, by creating fun, memorable experiences. Visit us on the web to learn more: californiasciencecenter.org.
 

About You:

You are a highly passionate and dedicated person ready to go above and beyond to support our mission! You enjoy working with people who are equally passionate about their work and making a difference through their non-profit service! You bring the experience and expertise in your field that allows you to thrive as the Director of Aquatic Husbandry!

 

An Innovative Model for Science Learning:

The California Science Center offers fun and informative exhibits presented in interactive worlds: World of Life; Creative World; Ecosystems; and our upcoming exhibit dedicated to Air and Space. Through hands-on experiences in our galleries, you'll learn about human inventions and innovations, the life processes of living things and more.

The Ecosystems gallery includes both terrestrial and aquatic live animals and interactive exhibits, where guests immerse themselves in Earth’s ecosystems to discover how living things on our planet are interconnected with their environment.

The creative vision for Ecosystems has been established by the leaders of the California Science Center, thoughtful planning by our Curator of Ecology and the advice of industry and academic advisors.  The Director of Aquatic Husbandry is a key partner who ensures that the creative vision for Ecosystems is preserved and presented through the use of our aquatic living collection.  The director works collaboratively with the Director of Terrestrial Husbandry, Exhibit Development, Curator, and our Senior Vice President of Operations, to lead his or her team to achieve established vision and goals.

Are you up for the challenge to be part of this innovative model for hands-on science learning?

Do you bring equal parts: leadership, aquatic husbandry and diver operations expertise to the table?  If yes, then we’ve been waiting for you!

 

About the Job:

You will oversee the Living Collections Department’s husbandry practices and exhibit aesthetics as they relate to our aquatic living collection. You will lead a diverse team of professionals and volunteers including aquatic, dive and boating staff.Some of the challenges you will face are associated with engaging people, budgets, boat operations, exhibit/husbandry priorities and projects. Your days will be filled with guiding the efforts of aquatic husbandry staff resources, animal health and enrichment; exhibit development; collecting, sustainable practices, inventory, equipment, and materials for the aquatic living collection.

 

You Will Make Us Proud if You Thrive in these Areas:

  • Making people feel that they are a valuable and worthy member of your team through performance management, teambuilding and staff development initiatives.
  • Making AZA Accreditation a top priority to ensure that we are exceeding AZA's/USDA/CDFA standards for animal management and carewhile adhering to all applicable regulatory and legal standards.
  • Overseeing the appropriate collection, care and management of all aquatic life through leadership and supervision of aquatic husbandry and dive staff.
  • Fulfilling the educational goals of the Living Collections department by working closely with the Director of Terrestrial Husbandry, Curator, Educators, Life Support and others to develop exhibits and programs.
  • Providing a high-level of communication with partners and staff to foster team environment in pursuing vision and departmental goals.
  • Serving as an active and contributing member of special teams, committees and the California Science Center Diving Control Board.


To Get Your Foot in the Door, You Need to Bring this to the Table:

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Biology, Marine Science/Biology, or related field required.
  • 5 + years of proven leadership and managerial experience requiring a high-level of communication at an AZA accredited aquarium type facility.
  • 10 + years in Husbandry role with ability to manage aquatic species, their collection, habitats, and displaying captive aquatic animal exhibits, meeting educational goals to preserve Ecosystems vision.
  • Knowledge, skills and abilities associated with directing the husbandry and exhibition of aquatic species utilizing modern principles and practices guided by AZA standards and industry best practices.
  • Knowledge, skills and abilities associated with strategic planning, staff management, budget preparation and control, and adherence to all applicable laws and regulations governing the collection and exhibition of animals in captivity.
  • Ability to dive; and certified AAUS diver (preferred), with diving experience including tank diving, open-ocean diving, collecting and marine scientific diving.
  • Knowledge of Pacific Coast marine life critical.
  • Occasional out-of-State travel; Local travel required to perform boating operations, captaining boat, dives, collections and outreach.
     

Your “Road Map” for Success!

The following are highly desirableknowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors critical to successfully leading your team!

 

  • Knowledge– Significance of our mission, organizational culture, legal compliance, best practices and industry standards for aquarium diving operations and aquatic husbandry in accordance with AZA requirements.
  • Skill and Ability– Ability to perform a high-level of collaboration between partners including staff and volunteers. Ability to make decisions that are in alignment with the mission, objectives of the California Science Center, and the Living Collections Department.
  • Behavioral– Leadership, Accountability, Adaptability, Communication, Team Focus, Customer/Quality Focus, Inclusiveness, and Occupational Knowledge/Technology Orientation.


Salary: Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits and 11 paid holidays!

Apply: Send Cover Letter, Resume and Salary Target to the HR Dept. via fax at 213-744-2673, email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or mail to the California Science Center Foundation, H. R. Dept, 700 Exposition Park Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90037. No phone calls please. EOE.

 

Posted May 7, 2015

Lead Keeper - Zoo World

Lead Keeper

ZooWorld, Panama City Beach, FL

 

Description:
ZooWorld is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational facility. Our mission is to educate and entertain in order to promote the conservation of wild and endangered animals. The 5 acre facility has been a staple in the Panama City Beach community for more than 20 years and is embarking on a period of growth and re-development.
 

Position Opening:
ZooWorld is accepting applications for LEAD KEEPER.
 

Qualifications:
The ideal candidates for all positions will possess strong guest service skills and be able to speak well in a public setting, show and presentation experience is a plus. The ability to multitask and to work efficiently in a team situation as well as individually is a must. Candidates should possess a strong work ethic with a verifiable work history and supervisory experience.  Staff management will be required.  Experience caring for a wide range of animals is preferred.  All applicants must be at least 18 years of age. As is typical in the hospitality and entertainment industries, all ZooWorld employees can expect to work holidays, nights and weekends.
 

To Apply:
Please email resumes to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Subject line: Lead Keeper

Posted May 5, 2015

Marine Mammal Senior Trainer - Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Marine Mammal Trainer

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo, CA

 

Essential Job Duties:

  • Assist Supervisor in establishing policies and procedures for the Marine Mammal Department.
  • Assist Supervisor in training less experienced trainers.
  • 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 advanced operant conditioning animal training techniques without supervision of Supervisor.
  • Develop and maintain role of primary and secondary trainer of assigned animals.
  • Interpret advanced animal behavior and make decisions appropriately.
  • Keep records of daily animal husbandry.
  • Assist in veterinary procedures including necropsies.
  • Conduct animal restraint, moves, and transport operations.
  • Ability to perform basic Trainer duties in all areas of the Marine Mammal Department.
  • Under the direction of management, develop and conduct research projects with the assistance of other Team Members.
  • Perform in shows as well as conduct educational lectures and tours as assigned. Public speaking is required.
  • Develop basic animal collection management knowledge.
  • 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:

  • 5-year prior experience in the care, husbandry and training of a variety of marine mammal species.
  • Experience with both pinnipeds and cetaceans preferred.
  • Must possess B.S. in biology, psychology, zoology or related field.
  • 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

Application Deadline: Until Filled      Date Posted:May 4, 2015

How to Apply: Qualified candidates should complete an online application at www.sixflagsjob.com for “animal care/training” and then submit a resume along with salary requirements, available start date and notice of any other positions you wish to apply for, to:
 

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
1001 Fairgrounds Drive
Vallejo, CA 94589
Attn: Jen Ijames - 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 May 4, 2015

Marine Mammal Trainer - Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Marine Mammal Trainer

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo, CA

 

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 prior experience in the care, husbandry and training of a variety of marine mammal species.
  • Experience with both pinnipeds and cetaceans 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

Application Deadline: Until Filled      Date Posted: April 8, 2015

How to Apply: Qualified candidates should submit a resume to Human Resources Office using the contact information below.
 

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
1001 Fairgrounds Drive
Vallejo, CA 94589
Attn: Jen Ijames - 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 May 4, 2015

Marine Mammals Apprentice Trainer - Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Marine Mammals Apprentice Trainer

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo, CA

 

Job Summary:  Responsible for the general care and maintenance of all marine mammals in assigned area.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Observe the health and appearance of the animals on a daily basis and report any problems to Supervisor.
  • Assist with feeding and training sessions as assigned.
  • Assist in shows as assigned by cueing animal behaviors. Learn show script and perform speaking parts as assigned.
  • Pull fish product from freezer and thaw. Prepare thawed fish for the day and weigh out portions for each animal.
  • Clean and maintain all kitchen areas.
  • Clean and maintain all back and show areas.
  • Spray down all areas with high-pressure hoses.
  • Under supervision, learn entry-level training techniques and maintain existing animal behaviors.
  • Answer guest questions concerning animal husbandry and training.
  • Other duties as requested.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • One-year prior experience in the care, husbandry and training of a variety of marine mammal species.
  • 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 possess strong swimming skills and able to pass a swim test including a 20 foot free dive and one breath swim.
  • Must be available to work weekends, evenings and holidays. Schedule can include early morning and overnight shifts.
  • 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.
  • Must be able to stand, sit, squat, bend, stoop, and walk for long periods of time.

 

Safety sensitive position

Application Deadline: Until Filled      Date Posted: April 27, 2015

How to Apply: Qualified candidates should submit a resume along with salary requirements to Human Resources Office. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom offers an excellent benefits package.
 

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
1001 Fairgrounds Drive
Vallejo, CA 94589
Attn: Jen Ijames - 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 May 4, 2015

Facilities Manager - Virginia Safari Park

Facilities Manager

Virginia Safari Park, Natural Bridge, Virginia
 

General Job Description
The Facility Manager is in charge of the maintenance, grounds and construction activities throughout the Safari Park.

Requirements:

  • Fulltime Salaried Position
  • Weekend / Holiday work as needed
  • Flexible schedule to work around public hours

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate daily activities of the maintenance and ground crews
  • Develop weekly task lists, determine project priorities, set and maintain job completion deadlines
  • Manage work orders to address repairs, changes, improvements.
  • Coordinate outside contractor services.
  • Manage equipment preventative maintenance schedule
  • Maintain grounds & landscaping.
  • Coordinate staff schedules to ensure adequate coverage with projects, public hours of operation and
  • events.

Qualifications for the Job:

Experience:

  • Extensive experience in all functions related to construction sites & building fabrications.
  • Extensive experience in various components related to maintenance of an animal park (carpentry, metal
  • work, welding, plumbing, electrical).
  • Experience around exotic or domestic animals beneficial.

Key Competencies:

  • Construction
  • Building skills
  • Operation of Heavy Equipment

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to work in all weather conditions for extended periods of time
  • Able to lift heavy loads  > 50 lbs. repeatedly
  • Able to operate heavy machinery, and tools

Applications:

Please apply in writing by submitting a resume to: Mark Ryan - director, email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

540-291-3205 ext 5.   Fax 540-291-1256.

Posted April 23, 2015

Keeper - Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo

Keeper

Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo, New Braunfels, TX

 

Description:
Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo is a rapidly developing facility in New Braunfels, TX. Formerly known as the Snake Farm, our 6-acre facility has been a "must-see" attraction for 40 years and is currently in a period of regrowth and expansion. Our collection ranges from petting zoo animals to large cats, primates and exotic birds. Applicants must be able to fully interact with the public and exert professionalism at all times. Once trained, daily tasks, paperwork and general maintenance must be done without constant supervision.
 

Requirements:

  • Experience with large cats, primates and birds
  • Minimum of 6-month, verifiable work with animal care
  • Full-time availability (including weekends and holidays)
  • Strong work ethic and able to work as a team player
  • Able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds
  • Valid drivers license
  • Able to work in all weather conditions
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Excellent interpersonal skills


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

Posted April 15, 2015

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 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.

 

Application Deadline: Until Filled      Date Posted: April 7, 2015

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

Six Flags is an equal opportunity employer.
SIX FLAGS SUPPORTS A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE

Posted April 8, 2015

Seasonal Ranger/Keeper - Virginia Safari Park

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

We currently have seasonal openings in the safari and village areas. These positions require a person with excellent observation skills and a strong work ethic. Seasonal keepers will be responsible for assisting in the daily care of the animals, as well as monitoring and guiding the public through the park during our prime operating season.

Requirements:

  • A degree 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,
  • 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, and other types of equipment
  • Valid Driver’s license 
  • Weekends and holidays work are required
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.

 

To be considered we request all applications be submitted via email. When describing work experience, the month and year of employment range must be included.  Please send resumes and cover letter to Sarah Friedel, Safari Curator:

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

Posted March 17, 2015

Animal Care Department - Zoo World

Animal Care Department

ZooWorld, Panama City Beach, FL

 

Description:
ZooWorld is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational facility. Our mission is to educate and entertain in order to promote the conservation of wild and endangered animals. The 5 acre facility has been a staple in the Panama City Beach community for more than 20 years and is embarking on a period of growth and re-development.
 

Position Opening:
ZooWorld is accepting applications for all positions in the following departments: Guest Services, Animal Care and Maintenance.
 

Qualifications:
The ideal candidates for all positions will possess strong guest service skills and be able to speak in front of groups of people, both large and small. The ability to multitask and to work efficiently in a team situation as well as individually is a must. Candidates should possess a strong work ethic with a verifiable work history. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age. As is typical in the hospitality and entertainment industries, all ZooWorld employees can expect to work holidays, nights and weekends.
 

To Apply:
Please email resumes to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Subject line: Specify the department for which you are applying.

Posted February 10, 2015

Guest Services Department - Zoo World

Guest Services Department

ZooWorld, Panama City Beach, FL

 

Description:
ZooWorld is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational facility. Our mission is to educate and entertain in order to promote the conservation of wild and endangered animals. The 5 acre facility has been a staple in the Panama City Beach community for more than 20 years and is embarking on a period of growth and re-development.
 

Position Opening:
ZooWorld is accepting applications for all positions in the following departments: Guest Services, Animal Care and Maintenance.
 

Qualifications:
The ideal candidates for all positions will possess strong guest service skills and be able to speak in front of groups of people, both large and small. The ability to multitask and to work efficiently in a team situation as well as individually is a must. Candidates should possess a strong work ethic with a verifiable work history. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age. As is typical in the hospitality and entertainment industries, all ZooWorld employees can expect to work holidays, nights and weekends.
 

To Apply:
Please email resumes to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Subject line: Specify the department for which you are applying.

Posted February 10, 2015

Maintenance Department - Zoo World

Maintenance Department

ZooWorld, Panama City Beach, FL

 

Description:
ZooWorld is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational facility. Our mission is to educate and entertain in order to promote the conservation of wild and endangered animals. The 5 acre facility has been a staple in the Panama City Beach community for more than 20 years and is embarking on a period of growth and re-development.
 

Position Opening:
ZooWorld is accepting applications for all positions in the following departments: Guest Services, Animal Care and Maintenance.
 

Qualifications:
The ideal candidates for all positions will possess strong guest service skills and be able to speak in front of groups of people, both large and small. The ability to multitask and to work efficiently in a team situation as well as individually is a must. Candidates should possess a strong work ethic with a verifiable work history. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age. As is typical in the hospitality and entertainment industries, all ZooWorld employees can expect to work holidays, nights and weekends.
 

To Apply:
Please email resumes to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Subject line: Specify the department for which you are applying.

Posted February 10, 2015

Safari Keeper - Virginia Safari Park

Safari 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 February 8, 2015

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

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

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

 

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