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Animal Educator Intern (paid) - Six Flags Great Adventure

Animal Educator Intern (paid)

Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, New Jersey

 

Position Summary:  Educating guests about the animals in our collection in several different educational programs and one on one interactions.  Will maintain a clean and safe work environment for animals, staff and guests.  Will aid in the direct care of the animals.
 

Department:  Safari       Reports to: Safari Supervisor      
   

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a safe and sanitary working area and animal living conditions
  • Maintain all equipment on a daily basis
  • Make daily observations of animals and report any abnormalities to staff supervisor
  • Prepare daily animal diets and maintain safe and sanitary areas of food preparation and storage
  • Properly complete animal records
  • Become familiar with basic operant conditioning techniques
  • Adhere to all Six Flags and departmental policies
  • Function as a team member showing consideration, tolerance, cooperation and reliability.
  • Communicate with guests in a fun and positive way
  • Perform other miscellaneous duties as required
  • Aid guest with giraffe feeds and farm animal interactions
  • Handle a variety of different animals 
  • Communicate via radio with other team members
  • Drive van, trucks, off road vehicle with animals, staff or guests
  • Participate in various education programs

Qualifications:

  • Minimum Age Requirement: 18 years
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Bachelor’s degree in a life science or working towards a bachelor’s degree
  • Previous volunteer or internship involving care of animals preferred. 
  • Able to communicate effectively in the English language, including the ability to read, speak, write and understand the English language
  • Must be comfortable talking one on one and to large crowds.
  • Must be available to work weekends, holidays, evenings and some overnights
  • Must be able to perform essential duties and responsibilities

Physical Demands:

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


How to Apply:  All interested and qualified candidates please email resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Posted May 12, 2016

Hoofstock Keeper - Gulf Breeze Zoo

Hoofstock 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 hoofed stock.

Currently Seeking:

An energetic and hardworking individual with hoof stock experience. Animals that you will be working with include several species of antelope, zebra, giraffe, llamas, ostrich and emu.

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 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:

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

 

Posted May 9, 2016

Marine Mammal Trainer - Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Marine Mammal Trainer

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo, California

 

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: May 20, 2016 

How to Apply: Qualified candidates should submit a resume to Human Resources 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, 2016

Mammal Keeper - Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo

Mammal Keeper

Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo, New Braunfels, TX

 

Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo is a small, 6-acre zoo in the process of rapid restoration, growth and expansion. We are located right outside of San Antonio, Texas. The advertised position will work within the mammal department (including carnivores, avians, primates, large cats and other small mammals).

 

General responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • daily animal care (feeding, raking and exhibit cleaning, enrichment, capture and restraint and animal husbandry)
  • general maintenance on and off exhibit
  • upkeep of proper paperwork
  • public interaction (including interactive shows, tours and guiding volunteer projects)

A strong work ethic and adaptability will be considered as an equal to experience in the field. The position is entry-level and proper training will be provided. 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. 
 

Please send resumes to Hannah Mulligan, Deputy Direictor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Posted April 11, 2016

Poikilothermic Animals Lead Caretaker - Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo

Poikilothermic Animals Lead Caretaker

Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo, Thurmont, Maryland

 

This position requires a degree in Biology, Zoology or related field.  This person should be experienced in chemical immobilization, hand capture and restraint and basic medical care of zoo animals.  This person must have five years of zoo experience including at least two in a supervisory position.  Must have experience with venomous reptiles.

This position is responsible for assisting with all aspects of management of the animal collection.  Reporting directly to the General Curator, this position assists with animal acquisition, husbandry programs, daily maintenance, development of Keeper routines, animal enrichment, behavior, exhibit design and staff selection and staff training and development.  Must be able to lift 50 lbs, walk long distances, have a valid driver’s license, work outside in any type of weather, work weekends and holidays and occasionally volunteer evening hours.

This position is part of the Animal Care Team and partners with the Maintenance, Veterinary, Education and Administration departments.

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience.  No benefits are offered.  Paid vacation and sick leave commence accruement after 90 days. 

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

Posted March 30, 2016

Assistant Director - International Exotic Animal Sanctuary

Assistant Director

International Exotic Animal Sanctuary, Boyd, Texas

 

JOB TITLE: Assistant Director 

SALARY: $50,000 yearly plus Modern 2 BR house with paid utilities on site.                

DEPARTMENT: Sanctuary                           STATUS: Full-time, Non-Exempt 
REPORTS TO: Director                                LOCATON: International Exotic Animal Sanctuary

The Assistant Director directs and monitors the daily work assignments of the keepers and interns, ensuring that all work tasks are completed in compliance with sanctuary policies, AZA standards and USDA, and Texas Parks and Wildlife standards. The Assistant Director serves as the liaison between the staff and Director and reports all disciplinary matters to the Director. In the absence of the Director, the Assistant Director assumes responsibility for decisions concerning sanctuary operations, animal care concerns, emergency procedures during an animal escape, and public relations with sanctuary tours, patrons, and donors. 

This job serves as the primary trainer to the staff on all policies and procedures related to animal diet preparation, administration of medication, animal transfers, animal enrichment and training programs, writing grants, and animal husbandry. The job also serves as the Sanctuary registrar, entering appropriate data into the medical database, including new animals, daily veterinary and medical records, enrichment, and training information. This job collaborates with the Director to improve tour guides’ presentations for the public and to improve patron interactions with the sanctuaries mission. 

Please note this is a 24/7 position! No Benefits other than paid vacation and sick days! There will be a six month probation period for the position.


Qualifications:

The position requires: 

  • Must possess a degree in zoological or biological sciences or the equivalent of five years in managing animals in a zoological park or related institution. Must have a demonstrated interest and expertise in the management of a diverse selection of species, with a strong focus on carnivores, bear species, and other species in sanctuary care:  see www.bigcat.org
  • Sanctuary experience a plus 
  • Driver’s license and a good driving record required; 
  • The ability to obtain certifications applicable to the functions of the position; 
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities to successfully perform the essential functions of the position may be considered. 
  • Demonstrate leadership in all areas of animal management, staff development, and inter-departmental collaboration. Must have proficiency with computers, animal management programs, and good communications skills. All behavioral methods that ensures enrichment in sanctuary care including behavior, emotional behavioral and behavioral husbandry.


Knowledge, skills and ability to:

  • Direct and monitor Sanctuary and intern keepers’ work assignments; 
  • Train interns and keepers on sanctuary policies, AZA standards and USDA rules and regulations; 
  • Maintain sanctuary animals including, but not limited to, preparing and delivering food, cleaning and maintaining cages and enclosures, observing behaviors, assisting in rendering medical care and attention, providing habitat and emotional enrichment, participate in the training program and ensuring their safety and security; 
  • Oversee sanctuaries’ facilities, animal enclosures and exhibits, and grounds to ensure cleanliness and public safety; 
  • Assist veterinarians in providing medical attention and care to animals, including capturing, sedating, and medicating, as directed; 
  • Maintain records, documents, and logs of animals for sanctuary database. Prepare reports, as directed; 
  • Maintain inventory of food, supplies, medications, and equipment, including ordering and reconciling orders on delivery; 
  • Assist in maintenance and repair work on exhibits; provide suggestions and input for exhibit improvements; 
  • Operate specialized animal control and restraint equipment, including firearms; 
  • Perform all duties in accordance with sanctuary policies and procedures with regard for personal safety and that of other employees and the public.
  • Capable of writing grants, proposals, inputting data in the sanctuary’s website


Physical Requirements:

Frequently required to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel and bend. The job requires finger/hand dexterity, lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and operate a motor vehicle and job-related equipment. Sufficient visual acuity, speaking ability and hearing capacity to perform the essential functions and interact with the public is required.  This job is a 24/7 if needed.


The deadline for resumes is June 1, 2016.


Application Instructions:

Mail, Fax, or email completed resume to:

International Exotic Animal Sanctuary
Attn: Richard Gilbreth
PO Box 637
Boyd, Texas 76023

Fax: 940-433-5092
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Posted March 30, 2016

Assistant Curator - Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo

Assistant Curator

Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo, Thurmont, Maryland

 

This position requires a degree in Biology, Zoology or related field.  This person should be experienced in chemical immobilization, hand capture and restraint and basic medical care of zoo animals.  This person must have five years of zoo experience including at least two in a supervisory position.  Experience with venomous reptiles is preferred.

This position is responsible for assisting with all aspects of management of the animal collection.  Reporting directly to the General Curator, this position assists with animal acquisition, husbandry programs, daily maintenance, development of Keeper routines, animal enrichment, behavior, exhibit design and staff selection and staff training and development.  Must be able to lift 50 lbs, walk long distances, have a valid driver’s license, work outside in any type of weather, work weekends and holidays and occasionally volunteer evening hours.

This position is part of the Animal Care Team and partners with the Maintenance, Veterinary, Education and Administration departments.

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience.  No benefits are offered.  Paid vacation and sick leave commence accruement after 90 days. 

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

Posted February 26, 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 February 25, 2016

Apprentice Trainer - Land Animals - Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Apprentice Trainer - Land Animals

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo, California

 

Job Summary:  Responsible for general cleaning and maintenance of the Wildlife Theater area and its animals and entry-level training of animals and behaviors.

Reports to:  Land Animal Supervisor         Status:  Full-Time Hourly

Essential Job Duties:

  • Participation in animal training programs.
  • Daily care and feeding of a variety of exotic and domestic species.
  • Maintenance of animal enclosures.
  • Presentations with and about animals to the public.
  • Behavioral observations and record keeping.
  • Animal enrichment and assist in each area of Animal Care and the Veterinary staff.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Applicants must be comfortable in a team environment
  • Ability to memorize scripts and speak with a microphone.
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs with or without assistance.
  • Must be able to work both indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions; lighting is
  • primarily natural; location can be extremely dusty.
  • Physical demands include walking, standing, climbing stairs, bending, lifting, carrying,
  • stooping, running and pushing.
  • Hours and days will vary and will include weekends, holidays, and evenings.
  • Position requires close contact with co-workers in all departments and very close contact
  • with park guests.
  • One year experience in an accredited and licensed animal care facility is required.
  • Applicants must be able to read, write and clearly speak English.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license with clean driving record.

Application Deadline:  Until Filled

How to Apply:  Qualified candidtates should submit a resume to the following individuals.  Applicants not meeting minimum requirements will not be considered.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
1001 Fairgrounds Dr.
Vallejo, CA 94589
Fax: 707-556-5593

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

Posted February 23, 2016

Keeper/Outreach Educators, seasonal - Wild Wonders

Keeper/Outreach Educator - Seasonal

Wild Wonders, Bonsall, CA

 

Description:

Wild Wonders in Bonsall,CA, has 2 openings for keeper/outreach educators, seasonal.


Duties:

Include but not limited to:

  • General husbandry of ambassador collection
  • Behavioral enrichment
  • Record keeping
  • Presenting entertaining educational presentations onsite and offsite while
  • keeping animal and guest safety at the forefront
  • Enclosure maintenance and enhancement
  • Socialization and training of ambassador animals
  • Promoting the mission of the program
  • Ordering of inventory and working with suppliers and Vets
  • Medical supportive care
  • Oversight and training of interns and volunteers


Education and Pre-requisites:

  • Must have a zoology degree or equivalent
  • One year minimum full time professional experience in a zoological setting
  • handling, presenting and keeping of exotics
  • Must be able to work in small group environment with autonomy and flexibility
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs
  • Clean driving record
  • Ability to work weekends, nights and holidays


Compensation and Benefits:

Pay 12-14 hr DOE

 

Application Instructions:

Send resumes to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
No phone calls please.  Skype or in-person interviews only

Closing date April 1, 2016.

Posted February 21, 2016

Mammal Keeper - Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation

Mammal Keeper

Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation, Gainseville, FL

 

Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation is on 100 acres and is a Not for Profit in Gainesville, FL. Home to 25 different species, 65 animals including Class 1 carnivores.

General responsibilities include (but not limited to) daily animal care, area and exhibit maintenance, possibly tours.

Must be physically fit ,able lift and carry 50 pounds, work in all weather conditions, and follow instructions and specific protocols.

Strong work ethic and good learner considered as well as experience.

Excellent opportunity to work with a large variety of species.  Starting at $10 per hour.

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

Posted February 20, 2016

Zoo Manager - Phillips Park Zoo

Zoo Manager

Phillips Park Zoo, Aurora, Illinois

 

The City of Aurora is currently seeking a Zoo Manager.

The Zoo Manager is responsible for the daily operations of the Phillips Park Zoo as it pertains to the well-being and care of the Zoo animals, building and grounds and guest services including educational initiatives.  Responsibilities also include assisting with the Visitors Center operations.

The position requires a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences, Zoology or related field. Requires five years of animal facility management experience overseeing the management, care and training of zoo animals and three years’ experience in a supervisory role.  Must be able to obtain certification in Chemical Immobilization. Valid Illinois driver's license is required.  

Pay range $34.56/hr.-$44.99/hr., depending on exp.  Excellent benefit package included.  

Send cover letter, resume, salary history, references and complete application by March 4, 2016, however applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  

 

Office hours are Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.:

City of Aurora
Human Resources Department
44 E. Downer Place
Aurora, IL 60507
www.aurora-il.org

Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Posted February 19, 2016

Small Mammal and Avian Zookeeper - LEO Zoological Conservation Center

Small Mammal and Avian Zookeeper

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 small mammal and avian zookeeper to join our team. 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 mammal and avian 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. or faxed to 203-552-0184. Interested applicants must be available any of the seven days of the week.
 

LEOZCC is an EOE/ Drug Free/Smoke Free Work Environment.

Posted February 10, 2016

Animal Curator - Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

Animal Curator

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, Portage Glacier, Alaska

 

Full-time position
FLSA Classification: Exempt / Salary
Reports to: Executive Director
Location: Portage Glacier, Alaska (Mile 79 of the Seward Highway) and Anchorage, Alaska
Supervision: Manages the Animal Husbandry Department (staff, interns, volunteers)

 

Overview
The Animal Curator oversees all animal husbandry operations and programs of the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. The Curator is responsible for the management of the animal care staff and all aspects of the animal collection including, but not limited to, animal health, enrichment, collection planning, operant conditioning, regulatory compliance, permitting, accreditation and exhibit design and maintenance. The Curator works closely with other staff to deliver the AWCC’s mission and is a key member of the senior management team.

 

Duties

  • Provide direct supervision and evaluation of animal husbandry staff;
  • Establish and implement animal collection and exhibit plans that meet the established goals and objectives of the AWCC.
  • Develop and implement animal health and husbandry programs consistent with professional standards of care.
  • Assure compliance with relevant local, state, federal and international wildlife and animal welfare regulations.
  • Direct the development, application and tracking of the animal husbandry operating budget(s).
  • Assist AWCC development and fund raising activities, including special events.
  • Assure compliance with ethical standards of the profession.
  • Participate, as a member of the senior management team, in site, facility and exhibit planning and ensure a constant focus on animal welfare and a high quality visitor experience
  • Encourage, promote and participate in initiatives to enhance the guest experience both directly and through outstanding living animal exhibits.
  • Oversee animal husbandry personnel hiring, training and evaluation.
  • Promote staff development, technical training and morale.
  • Oversee animal husbandry staff participation in public interaction including behind the scenes tours, speaking engagements, media communication and guest education.
  • Contribute to educational and promotional materials produced by education and development staff
  • Provide guidance and oversight of research and conservation projects conducted by animal husbandry staff.
  • Serve as AWCC representative to professional agencies, institutions and committees and contribute to institutional accreditation processes.
  • Attend relevant professional meetings and conferences.
  • Communicate regularly with professional colleagues at other institutions.

 

Position Requirements

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum 7 years of experience in animal husbandry preferably in a zoo, wildlife conservation, or research organization working directly with the types of species that the AWCC maintains
  • Experience supervising daily operations of animal husbandry staff
  • Experience working with federal, state and local wildlife regulatory agencies, including maintenance of animal records, permitting processes, public education reports, etc.
  • Experience developing animal exhibits from design and construction to enhancement and refurbishment
  • Bachelor of Science degree in a related field (veterinary, wildlife, zoology etc.) An equivalent amount of relevant experience can substitute for educational degree.
  • Proficiency in MS office suite
  • Strong oral and written communications skills

Physical Requirements:

  • Walking, climbing, sitting, standing, bending, stooping, and the ability to carry items weighing up to 80 pounds.
  • Constant adequate range of motion and mobility required.
  • Regular near acuity with clarity of vision at 20 inches or less required.
  • Ability to collect and analyze numerical and written data and verbal information to reach logical conclusions and ability to determine the time, place and sequence of operations or actions required.
  • Regular hearing and the ability to perceive the nature of sounds.
  • Must be able to proactively identify hazards and implement safe working procedures
  • Must possess advanced knowledgeable in: anatomy; recognition and treatment of minor animal health concerns; quarantine protocols.

Environmental/Working Conditions:

  • Ability to work unsupervised and with minimal direction
  • Working long hours between breaks or meals occasionally required.
  • Ability to work under and handle stress in an appropriate manner required.
  • Must be able to work in cold weather environments
  • Must be willing and able to handle raw food.
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours including weekends, evenings and holidays.
  • Must be able to work with chemicals associated with analysis and treatment of animals.

 

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Tom Yeager, Director of Operations: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by February 29.

 

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC)

Founded in 1993 and began operating as a is a 501-3-C Nonprofit in 2004 with a mission dedicated to conservation, education and quality animal care of Alaska’s wildlife.

www.alaskawildlife.org

 

Posted January 17, 2016

Full-time Swing Keeper - ZooWorld

Full-time Swing Keeper

ZooWorld, Panama City Beach, FL

 

ZooWorld is hiring a full-time swing keeper.  This position will cover domestics
as well as a variety of exotic animals.  ZooWorld puts a strong emphasis on
animal observation as well as guest interaction.

ZooWorld is a 5 acre facility that houses more than 200 animals.  If you are
excited by the idea of growing with us and are interested in being part of a
dynamic, customer service oriented team then this is the place for you.

The ideal candidate will have some proven experience working in an animal
related field, be able to lift at least 50 lbs, and be able to work outside in
all weather conditions.  Zookeepers are expected to utilize observational
skills, fill out reports as directed, assist with animal restraint, maintain
their exhibits through the use of basic hand tools and interact with guests on a
daily basis.

If you are interested in applying for this position please email a resume to:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   subject line: Swing Keeper

Posted January 16, 2016

Zookeeper Shadowing Internship (Spring 2016) - LEO Zoological Conservation Center

Zookeeper Shadowing Intership (Spring 2016)

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.

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 Intership 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.

Spring Session (March 7-May 16, 2016) – application deadline: February 19, 2016

 

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 12, 2016

 

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