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Land Animal Intern, paid - Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Land Animal Intern, paid

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo, Florida

 

Job Summary:  
This is a paid internship starting Spring of 2017. Interns assist with the general care and maintenance of land animals in assigned areas. Assigned areas include working around small land mammals, giraffe and birds; assignments are not guaranteed.
 

Essential Job Duties:

  • Maintain cleanliness of all assigned areas.
  • Diet preparation and record keeping.
  • Retrieve food and supplies from Land Animal supply areas
  • Maintain cleanliness of offices and locker rooms.
  • Assist with educational programs and guest relations.
  • Assist with animal care and feeding 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.


Safety Sensitive Position

Application Deadline:  January 31, 2017


How to Apply:  Qualified candidates should apply online at www.sixflags.jobs.com and attach resumes to their applications. For any questions, please contact the following HR representative.

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

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

Posted November 10, 2016

Marine Mammal Intern, paid - Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Marine Mammal Intern, paid

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo, Florida

 

Job Summary:  
This is a paid internship starting Spring of 2017. Interns are responsible for the general care and maintenance of all marine mammals in assigned areas. Areas may include Walrus Exhibit, Dolphin Harbor, Sea Lion Stadium, and Toyota Stadium.
 

Essential Job Duties:

  • Retrieval of food from freezer and delivery to animal areas.
  • Diet preparation and record keeping.
  • Maintaining cleanliness of all assigned animal areas.
  • Maintaining cleanliness of offices and locker rooms.
  • Learning show scripts and performing show parts as assigned.
  • Assisting with educational programs and guest relations.
  • Assisting 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.
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Must have 3 months previous experience in animal care and training and/or completed college level courses in a related science.
  • Must be comfortable speaking in front of 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.
  • SCUBA certification preferred.
  • Must be willing and able to work 40 hours a week, both indoors and outdoors, in all weather conditions.
  • Must be willing and able to work in and around cold saltwater.
  • Must possess strong swimming skills and be able to pass a swim test.
  • 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.
     

Safety Sensitive Position

Application Deadline:  December 31, 2016


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

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

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

Posted November 1, 2016

Animal Care Specialist 3 - Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Animal Care Specialist 2

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo, Florida

 

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

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:

  • Minimum 5-year, paid, full time experience in the care, husbandry and training of a variety of marine mammal species.
  • Experience working with and training both pinnipeds and cetaceans.
  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, psychology, zoology or related field preferred.
  • Must be able to walk, stand, bend, reach, and pass a swim test including a free dive unassisted.
  • Must be able to work in and around cold salt water.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to work indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Must be willing to work days, nights, holidays, and weekends.
  • Must be able to work with chemicals and follow MSDS.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak in English and be proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and be willing to operate SFDK vehicles (forklift, Golf Cart, Car/Truck, etc.).
  • Must possess quick reflexes and be able to react quickly to changing animal situations.
  • Must be a Certified Open Water Diver.
  • Must be able to pass an annual dive physical and stress test.
  • Knowledge of basic water chemistry for marine mammal exhibits required.


Safety Sensitive Position


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

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

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

Posted November 1, 2016

Animal Care Specialist 2 - Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Animal Care Specialist 2

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo, Florida

 

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

Essential Job Duties:

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


Minimum Qualifications:

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

Safety Sensitive Position


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

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

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

Posted November 1, 2016

Hoofstock Swing Keeper - Gulf Breeze Zoo

Hoofstock Swing Keeper

Gulf Breeze Zoo, Gulf Breeze, FL

 

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

Currently Seeking:

An energetic and hardworking individual to work in with our primary keepers on two of our Hoofstock shifts. Animals that you will be working with include a wide variety of antelope, cervids, zebra, giraffe, llamas, kangaroos and ratites. One-year previous experience working with and around hoofstock required. Must enjoy working with hoofstock in an open environment.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to: completing all basic cleaning and watering, recording breeding observations, assisting with medical needs, daily records and assisting with habitat maintenance and improvements.

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

Note:    Gulf Breeze Zoo is a Drug Free and Smoke Free work environment.  Competitive salary, insurance, paid sick/vacation time and 401k options available.

 

APPLY NOW! Applicants should send cover letter, resume, 2 references to Chris Mogensen:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Posted October 19, 2016

Zoo Keeper - Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo

Zoo Keeper

Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo, New Braunfels, TX

 

Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo is a 6-acre facility that is currently expanding onto an additional 30 acres of land. As we continue this process, we are looking for an experienced animal care professional to fill a Zoo Keeper position within our Mammal Department.

Under the supervision of the Department Manager and Lead Keeper, the zoo keeper position will work with general operations, exhibit maintenance and proper care of over 60 different mammal and avian species.

With direct supervision, the zoo keeper position provides a wide range of skilled work involving the care of animals. The zoo keeper position must always strive to maintain Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo’s mission statement to to “foster an appreciation and respect for our world and its inhabitants” as well as becoming a “leader in the use of education and entertainment to empower our communities, both local and global, to respect, appreciate and the desire to conserve our natural world.” The position will perform professional zoo keeping duties as well as administrative duties associated with the provision of the services, including husbandry and record keeping. Zookeepers must always strive to maintain best practices as established by the Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo accreditation manual as well as exceed ZAA and USDA guidelines

 

Key Accountabilities

EXECUTES SOFT SKILLS (GENERAL KNOWLEDGE/PEOPLE SKILLS)

  • Provides a strong work ethic and good customer service skills, dedication and punctuality
  • Can work independently with minimum supervision as well as in a team setting
  • Possesses good interpersonal, problem solving, and decision making skills
  • Possesses excellent communication skills, to effectively engage co-workers and the general public on a wide-range of education and conservation topics
  • Exerts a practical "can do" attitude as well as strong supervisory and conflict resolution skills
  • Takes direction from superiors appropriately without argument and insubordinate behavior, can lead by example and work as a team
  • Willing and able to work outside of their department or everyday routine when asked by supervisor to ensure all zoo departments are running smoothly and safely

EXECUTES HARD SKILLS (TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE AND POSITION-SPECIFIC SKILLS)

  • Provides experience and knowledge in a range of animal husbandry and breeding techniques for exotic, domestic, native and non-native animals, legislation, animal training and animal enrichment, conservation studies, exhibit construction, and any other background information regarding to exhibitory needs and the needs of any animal in the zoo’s collection
  • Performs a wide range of skilled work involving the care of animals at the zoo— including, but not limited to: diet preparation, diet distribution, feeding, bathing, grooming, providing enrichment, exhibit inspections and minor exhibit improvement or maintenance, research, cleaning (raking, sweeping, hosing, scrubbing, etc.), and administering medication
  • Can stay up to date on policy changes, updates to protocol and any other changes that come with the zoo’s expansion
  • Maintains all ZAA and USDA regulations
  • Is aware of all emergency protocol and can confidently complete emergency and escape drills
  • Able to perform engaging and educational shows, keeper talks and enrichment activities to the general public

 

Must be able to work holidays, weekends and irregular hours. A completed background check and verifiable work history is required. Applicants must be in good physical condition. Appropriate personal appearance, ability to work both individually and as a team and willingness to learn and grow with our facility is a must. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Along with resume and cover letter, please send a comprehensive list of all the species with which you have experience. All documentation can be sent to Hannah Mulligan, Deputy Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Posted October 8, 2016

Development Coordinator - Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Development Coordinator

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Pennsylvania

 

Overall: 

The Development Department of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, seeks a highly motivated, conscientious, detail-oriented individual, with a passion for wildlife and wildlife conservation to join our dynamic team.  The ideal candidate will possess excellent fundraising and donor relations skills, communications skills, both written and oral, computer and graphics skills, and a high level of comfort working with a database system.  This position also requires creative and extensive planning of special events, knowledge of how to secure corporate sponsorships, and the ability to arrange corporate volunteer opportunities within the Zoo setting.


Responsiblities/Duties:

  • Plans and executes Gala, Summer Safari and all other special events, which includes obtaining sponsorships, restaurant participation, managing ticket sales and marketing materials;
  • Develops benchmarks and leads the team for the PPG partnership;
  • Develops and maintains development systems data base and creates ad hoc reports;
  • Solicits individual donors and prospects as appropriate;
  • Organizes and executes behind the scenes tours and donor cultivation events;
  • Coordinates donor recognition signage and delivery of sponsorship benefits;
  • Insures accurate donor acknowledgement within 48 hours;
  • Cultivates and continually supports the growth and expansion of the Grow Wild Society;
  • Responds to the requests of fund raising volunteers in a timely and accurate manner;
  • Completes quarterly PPG reports accurately and timely;
  • Assists with production of the donor newsletter and other Zoo/development related projects;
  • Coordinates and communicates with other departments to insure cohesiveness of projects;

Non-Essential Duties:

  • Oversees the corporate volunteer program and recruits and supervises interns;
  • Attends staff meetings, fund-raising and specialized meetings and other events related meetings;

Qualifications: 
5+ years’ experience in development, special events, marketing, or a related field is strongly desired.  A degree in a relevant field preferred.  Experience in database management and working in a fast-paced, deadline oriented work environment is required.   Desired competencies include, but are not limited to excellent organizational, written/oral communications, time management, planning, and multi-tasking skills; excellent judgment and independent decision making ability, ability to pay attention to detail and produce highly accurate products.

Must be available to work on weekends, holidays and evenings as required. 
 

Send resume to: 

Zoological Society of Pittsburgh
Human Resources Department
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
EOE
Or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

For questions about the position, contact Janet Rose at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Posted October 7, 2016

Farm Equipment Mechanic, full time - Virginia Safari Park

Farm Equipment Mechanic, fulltime

Virginia Safari Park, Natural Bridge, VA

 

Description:

The Virginia Safari Park is a 180-acre drive through animal experience located in beautiful Natural Bridge, Virginia and was recently named one of the top ten animal attractions in America. This ZAA-Accredited zoo is home to over 1,000 animals and features both free-roaming exotic hoofedstock in our safari section as well as carnivores, primates, birds, and reptiles housed in a traditional zoological setting.
 

Maintenance Crew – fulltime Farm Equipment Mechanic opening:
Skills desired include experience maintaining and repairing Trucks, Tractors, bush hogs, spreaders, with additional experience with skid steers, backhoes and dozers helpful.


To Apply:
Applications accepted via:

  • email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • in person at the park's main addmissions
  • fax (540) 291-1256

 

Further information available by phone at (540) 291-3205, ext. 105.

www.virginiasafaripark.com


Posted October 4, 2016

Carpenter/Builder, full time - Virginia Safari Park

Carpenter/Builder, fulltime

Virginia Safari Park, Natural Bridge, VA

 

Description:

The Virginia Safari Park is a 180-acre drive through animal experience located in beautiful Natural Bridge, Virginia and was recently named one of the top ten animal attractions in America. This ZAA-Accredited zoo is home to over 1,000 animals and features both free-roaming exotic hoofedstock in our safari section as well as carnivores, primates, birds, and reptiles housed in a traditional zoological setting.
 

Maintenance Crew – fulltime Carpenter/builder opening:
Skills desired include experience in roughing and finished construction of barn style buildings, fence construction, and concrete work.  Additional skills with plumbing, heating systems and electrical helpful.  Ability to operate heavy equipment desirable.


To Apply:
Applications accepted via:

  • email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • in person at the park's main addmissions
  • fax (540) 291-1256

 

Further information available by phone at (540) 291-3205, ext. 105.

www.virginiasafaripark.com


Posted October 4, 2016

Facilities Manager - Virginia Safari Park

Facilities Manager

Virginia Safari Park, Natural Bridge, VA

 

Description:

The Virginia Safari Park is a 180-acre drive through animal experience located in beautiful Natural Bridge, Virginia and was recently named one of the top ten animal attractions in America. This ZAA-Accredited zoo is home to over 1,000 animals and features both free-roaming exotic hoofedstock in our safari section as well as carnivores, primates, birds, and reptiles housed in a traditional zoological setting.

The Facilities Manager is responsible for the overall maintenance of the park, as well as new exhibit construction and/or oversight of such projects as required. The Manager will possess a working knowledge of carpentry, electric, plumbing, welding, masonry, painting, and small engine repair. The Facilities Department maintains the park’s three miles of roadway thereby making it a prerequisite the Facilities Manager has the ability to operate basic machinery, such as tractors, backhoes and bulldozers. This position will oversee the Facilities staff as well as Grounds Department, be instrumental in hiring for needed positions, oversee work schedules and insure the park is maintained in an aesthetic, pleasing manner.


Qualifications:

  • A minimum of ten years of total experience required in the construction industry or facilities management including three years in a supervisory role.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • The ability to work flexible hours including weekdays, weekends, holidays, and evenings as required to effectively delegate and lead the park's maintenance and grounds departments.
  • Be physically fit enough to be an effective and active member of the facility.
  • No visible tattoos.
  • The Virginia Safari Park is a non-smoking facility.


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


To Apply:
Email resumes/inquires to Mark Ryan, Director Virginia Safari Park:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Fax: 540-291-1256
 

www.virginiasafaripark.com


Posted October 4, 2016

Primate/Carnivore Keeper - Gulf Breeze Zoo

Primate/Carnivore Keeper

Gulf Breeze Zoo, Gulf Breeze, FL

 

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

Currently Seeking:
This position requires a minimum of one-year experience working with exotics in a zoological setting. An Associates or Bachelor degree is preferred but those combined with hands on experience will be given preference. Preferred applicants will have at least 1-year experience working with big cats, bears and lesser apes.

Our Primate/Carnivore keepers work with a wide variety of animals including but not limited to; Tigers, Lions, Siamang, Gibbon, Guenon, Bear, Otter, various Lemur and Tamarin species, etc. Job responsibilities include but are not limited to animal care, training, behavioral enrichment, assist with medical needs, daily records and help with habitat maintenance.

Although the primary role of this position is animal care, interacting and educating guests will be required.

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


Note: Gulf Breeze Zoo is a Drug Free and Smoke Free work environment. Competitive salary, insurance, paid sick/vacation time and 401k options available.


APPLY NOW! Applicants should send cover letter, resume, 2 references to Katy Rich at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  (Photos of past experience are welcomed)
 

Posted September 25, 2016

Bird Supervisor - Fort Worth Zoo

Bird Supervisor

Fort Worth Zoo, Fort Worth, Texas

 

Summary:  
This position is responsible for supervising, monitoring and performing husbandry within a specific animal area within the Animal Collections Department; supervising the keeper staff assigned to that area; and coordinating activities with other departments within Animal Programs.
 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and plan the work of staff responsible for the direct maintenance and care of a variety of animals within the Zoo
  • Participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for both the collection and staff
  • Supervise, direct and participate in the feeding and watering of animals in and around existing quarters; clean, inspect, sanitize, and maintain and repair animal quarters
  • Train assigned employees, interns and volunteers in their areas of work including zoo keeping and animal care methods, procedures, techniques and professional conduct
  • Monitor the work of assigned employees for accuracy, proper work methods, techniques, and compliance with applicable standards and specifications
  • Supervise the administration of animal diet directives from Nutrition Department; clean and maintain food storage containers
  • Maintain adequate records on daily activities; observe animal behavior for signs of illness, weight loss/gain or injury; report any signs of illness or injury to curator; assist veterinarians in minor operations or related activity as needed
  • Supervise and implement approved animal training and enrichment projects in the area
  • Supervise and participate in the implementation of approved research projects
  • Lead and participate in regular staff meetings
  • Maintain inventory of supplies and equipment
  • Supervise and perform various maintenance and repair activities on animal quarters and aquariums; operate various motors, pumps, and animal cleaning equipment
  • Oversee and assist in the training and enrichment of assigned animals
  • Respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner; resolve complaints in an efficient and timely manner
  • Present keeper talks to park visitors and media as needed
  • Ensure and supervise the proper restraint, crating, moving and uncrating of animals
  • Properly maintain life support systems and monitor functions, inspect animal equipment and facilities, report for maintenance as required
     

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate leadership of employees through ongoing training to include applicable laws, Zoo policies, business conduct and ethics and the provision of quality services to guests and employees supporting the highest level of program integrity.
  • Exercise supervision over assigned zoo keeping staff, interns and volunteers for all areas of collection care and professional conduct
  • Participate in the selection, hiring, training and evaluation of staff
  • Monitor the work environment of staff, participate in the review and implementation of disciplinary action as needed with the Curatorial and Human Resources staff
  • Schedule staff; maintain up to date standard operation procedure for assigned areas
  • Ensure safe working environment for staff and animals
  • Demonstrates leadership of employees through ongoing training to include applicable laws, zoo policies, business conduct and ethics and the provision of quality services to guests and employees supporting the highest level of program integrity
     

Qualifications:

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

  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Valid driver license with acceptable motor vehicle record to maintain zoo standards of insurability
     

Must possess ability to:

  • Independently perform the most difficult animal care and handling duties
  • Interpret, explain and enforce department policies and procedures
  • Work independently in the absence of immediate supervision
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Maintain mental capacity which permits making sound decisions and using good judgment, prioritizing work activities
  • Foster and maintain a cohesive team environment


Education and/or Experience:

  • Must have 3 years of increasingly responsible zoo keeping experience; minimum of 1-year supervisory experience preferred
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Bachelors degree in wildlife management, zoology, animal behavior, biology, ecology, psychology or related field preferred
  • Specialized training in zoology or a related field desirable but not required
  • Some taxa related expertise or experience may be assigned to certain categories (venomous reptile experience, experience with incubators or hand rearing)


Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or or move 50 pounds, sometimes up to 75 pounds with assistance.
 

Work Environment:

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

  • Team oriented environment
  • Ability to work irregular hours (holidays and weekends)
  • Ability to work outdoors in heat, cold and inclement weather
  • Exposure to all types of inclement weather conditions
  • Exposure to chemicals (cleaning, water chemicals, additives, etc.)
  • Ability to work special events and functions as required


Apply online at https://850.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/fwzoo/Posting/View/8

 

Posted August 25, 2016

Curator/Animal Manager - Alabama Safari Park

Curator/Animal Manager

Alabama Safari Park, Hope Hull, Alabama

 

ALABAMA SAFARI PARK, a 350-acre animal preserve located just outside of Montgomery, is scheduled to open for public attendance in 2016 and has an opening for an experienced curator/animal manager.  This person should have extensive hands-on, practical knowledge of hoofed stock, whether exotic or domestic, along with a very strong work ethic. This position requires attention to detail through the daily observations of herds and individual animals, record-keeping skills, and ability to manage staff. Experience with capture, handling, feeding and basic medical care of hoofed stock an asset. Farm equipment experience will be required and will be taught as needed. Self-motivating and able to work with minimum oversight required.

Non-smoking work place. Salary negotiable and commensurate with experience. We offer 401(k), paid sick, vacation and health insurance. Please email resumes to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 

Posted August 25, 2016

Intern - Wild Wonders

Intern - fall/winter

Wild Wonders, Bonsall, CA

 

Description:

Wild Wonders in Bonsall, CA has intern openings for fall/winter 2016.

  • Minimum 4 months
  • 32 hours per week
  • 100.00 stipend
  • No housing provided
     

Duties:

  • Assisting keeper/educator staff with general husbandry of our ambassador collection
  • Medical support
  • Enrichment and training
  • Outreach and onsite programs
  • Enclosure maintenance and enhancement
     

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in a zoological program or a recent graduate with a bio or zoo degree.
  • This is a physically challenging position working in heat and hills-must be physically fit.
  • Must have clean driving record
     

Application Instructions:

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No phone calls please. 

Posted August 4, 2016

 

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