Available Positions

Bird Keeper II
Gulf Breeze Zoo, Gulf Breeze, Florida

DESCRIPTION
The Gulf Breeze Zoo, is seeking an enthusiastic animal keeper to join our team to work with a variety of avian species (see species list below). We are looking for a dedicated keeper with attention to detail and a passion for birds.

The applicant will be expected to have overall general bird knowledge with the ability to learn the natural history and behavior of the birds under their care. Working knowledge of incubation, breeding and rearing experience is preferred. This position includes care for both on and off exhibit avian species, established breeding birds in lifetime pairs, juvenile birds and a small collection of educational ambassador birds.

Species to be cared for include, but are not limited to: Hornbills, curassows, turacos, vultures, pheasants, kookaburras, toucans, owls, flamingos, waterfowl and parrots.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to: diligent daily care, behavioral enrichment, detailed record keeping, habitat maintenance, assisting with veterinary treatments, and interacting and educating guests about birds. Maintaining incubators, brooders, logs, and neonate care equipment in a team environment as needed, seasonally.

EDUCATION AND PRE-REQUISITES
This position requires a minimum of 2 years of experience working with exotics in a zoological setting. An Associates or Bachelor degree is preferred but may be substituted for equivalent experience. Preferred applicants will have 1-2 years of experience working with birds.

All applicants must be physically fit and active, able to lift 40 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 and maintain a non-smoking/vaping work environment. Must be dependable and willing to work flexible weekends and holidays as needed. Must be able to complete job tasks in a timely fashion, keep detailed daily records, and be proficient at observing animal behavior.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

  • Competitive salary
  • Insurance including vision and dental coverage options
  • Paid sick/vacation time
  • 401k plan
  • Challenging, meaningful work to keep you engaged and your career moving forward.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Applicants should send a cover letter that includes relevant species experience, resume, and references to: curator@gulfbreezezoo.org

Keeper/Trainer
Lion Habitat Ranch, Las Vegas, Nevada

The Lion Habitat Ranch in Las Vegas, NV is hiring! It is the home to some of the MGM lions. We are a growing non-profit facility. The position of Keeper/Trainer is a full-time, hourly position. Responsibilities include daily care, weighing, preparing diets, cleaning, training and exhibit maintenance for our zoo population including lions, a giraffe, psittacines, ratites, guinea fowl, and tortoises. This position also requires a lot of guest interaction.

Qualifications for the Keeper/Trainer include:

Experience/Education: High School Diploma or GED. Bachelor's degree is preferred. Experience working at a similar facility and basic knowledge of operant conditioning are a plus.

Physical Efforts: Must be in good physical health and able to bend, reach, lift, push, pull, or carry at least 50 lbs in a desert environment that includes extreme heat, dust, extreme cold (winter), etc...

Communication/Interpersonal Skills: Applicant must be outgoing, creative, confident, self-motivated, and work well independently, as well as with others . Applicants must have good stage presence and the ability to work in a fast-paced, labor intensive environment.

Email cover letter, resume, and three professional references to lhrvolunteers@gmail.com. The position is open until filled.

Lead Bird Trainer
Gulf World Marine Park, Pamana City Beach, Florida

Job Description:
We are looking for a passionate, dedicated, and hard-working member to join our bird team! We are home to 18 rescued parrots, and one African pied crow. The bird team is also responsible for the care of our small collection of reptiles and domestic mammals. Our leads work closely with management to meet and set new goals for the department. This position will assist with the daily husbandry and care of the animals in the department, which includes cleaning and heavy lifting. This position will also be required to engage with guests in educational chats and theatrical shows.

Responsibilities:

  • Present daily shows and presentations to our guests and help coordinate new shows
  • Ability to troubleshoot animal behavior issues
  • Participate in daily training with a variety of species
  • Maintains exhibit quality standards through daily cleaning and inspections
  • Responsible for diet preparation and feeding
  • Provides new daily enrichment for all animals
  • Cooperates with vet staff for all animal health related issues, treatments, procedures, and restraints
  • Keeps work area clean and organized
  • Complies with policies and procedures
  • Works with co-lead to create goals for staff members, animals, and different themed shows as needed

Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree and 5-6 years paid experience at another zoological facility
  • Knowledge of husbandry and operant conditioning
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and holidays
  • Must have good written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of avian behavior, illnesses, symptoms, and basic physiology
  • Knowledge of basic care and nutrition of parrots
  • Knowledge of animal restraints and capture techniques
  • Experience mentoring and training new employees
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and physically perform all daily tasks

To apply for this position please email your resume and three letters of reference to jenna@gulfworldmarinepark.com

Interpretive Specialist
Fort Worth Zoo, Fort Worth, Texas

Summary:
This position is responsible for the Animal Programs Department-wide interpretive experience and assisting educational specialists in outreach programming as necessary.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Present interpretive programs throughout the zoo, including behind the scenes opportunities, animal exhibit discussions, educational programs and animal presentations.
  • Assist Community Outreach Manager in designing and implementing interpretive programs as needed in conjunction with the Outreach program
  • Maintain collection of biofacts used during interpretive presentations including updating species information
  • Assist in animal husbandry in all areas of Outreach
  • Promote the Fort Worth Zoo and its objectives through various media channels and speaking events

Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Strong interpretation skills across a variety of methods
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to operate as a member of a large, diverse team
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to maintain a professional appearance and manner out in the public
  • Valid driver license with acceptable motor vehicle record to maintain zoo standards of insurability

Education and/or Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Communications, Zoology, Biology, Wildlife Management, life sciences or related field preferred
  • At least one-year interpretation experience and NAI certification preferred

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

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

  • Team oriented environment
  • Ability to work irregular hours (holidays and weekends)
  • Ability to work special events and functions as required
  • Ability to work outdoors in heat, cold and inclement weather

Disclaimer
The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as a complete inventory of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an at-will basis.

Benefits
This is a full-time position and offers the following benefits:

  • Medical and Prescription Drug (Employee Coverage 90% Employer Paid, Dependent Coverage 55% Employer Paid)
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • Basic Life AD&D (1 x Annual Salary up to $150,000 – 100% Employer Paid)
  • Short Term Disability (100% Employer Paid)
  • Long Term Disability (100% Employer Paid)
  • Supplemental Life
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401k
  • Paid Time Off (Accrual Equivalent to 5 Weeks Per Year)
  • PTO Rollover
  • PTO Sell Back
  • Free Zoo Membership
  • Free Guest Passes
  • Discounts on Food, Merchandise, Attractions, Admission and Programs

Apply online at fortworthzoo.org/careers

Education Keeper- Full Time
Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium and Safari Park, Litchfield Park, Arizona

The Wildlife World Zoo in Litchfield Park is looking for an energetic, hard-working person to join our Education Department! This position is responsible for daily care and husbandry of over 40 different species of ambassador animals as well as the lorikeet flock in our public aviary.

As an Education Keeper, you will be working with your team to continue the growth of our educational programs, both on site and off site, as well as oversee the public during our daily lorikeet feedings.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Training new behaviors with our animal ambassadors as well as maintaining previous behaviors
  • Narrate engaging and educational presentations three times daily
  • Daily care and husbandry for animal ambassadors and lorikeet flock
  • Interacting with guests and providing information as needed
  • Going out on offsite outreach programs with animal ambassadors
  • Maintaining records on training sessions, animal health, presentations and communicate these to the team
  • Overseeing the public in lorikeet feeding sessions three times daily
  • Other duties as needed

Requirements:

  • 1-2 years of professional experience in animal husbandry with an emphasis on education
  • Public speaking experience- able to be energetic and engaging with an audience
  • Knowledge of R+ animal training techniques and operant conditioning
  • Experience with birds, mammals and reptiles preferred

Pay is $12.15 per hour, plus PTO (1 hour for every 30 hours worked). We would like someone to be able to start as soon as possible.

To apply, e-mail resume, 3 professional references and a 3-4 minute video of yourself speaking a presentation about animals to outreach@wildlifeworld.com

Seasonal Education Keeper
Cape May County Park and Zoo, Cape May Court House, New Jersey

The Cape May County Park & Zoo Education Department is seeking an individual who is motivated, has great people skills, a passion for educating, and an up-beat personality to fill a Seasonal Education Keeper position. This employee, under the supervision of the Education Director will work alongside the education staff to present educational programs, conduct animal encounters with the public, guide tour groups through the zoo, assist with camps and outreach programs, assist in animal husbandry and animal training, and create and implement animal enrichment and assist with developing new curricula.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology, Wildlife Biology, Conservation Education, Zoo Science, Education, or related field.
  • Animal care experience, preferably at an AZA facility.
  • Childcare experience.
  • Excellent public speaking, communication skills, creative thinking and originality.
  • Excellent decision making skills.
  • Ability to handle and present ambassador animals in a safe, dignified manner.
  • Ability to work 40 hours per week, including weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions and have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

All applicants must pass a drug and background check prior to employment.

This position is $12.00/hour, 40 hours a week. This position is SEASONAL it will be 6-months employment from your start date. Preference is given to applicants with a Cape May County address.

The candidate we are looking for must possess all the qualifications listed above as well as the ability to work independently and with a team, a passion for education, and mindset to achieve larger goals for the Education Department. This department is a FUN and FAST paced place to be! We consist of 4 full time staff members, and our team of approximately 30 ambassador animals ranging from toads to wallabies. We are a fun, upbeat, supportive, charismatic team, and are looking for an applicant that will help us grow.

Due to the nature of this position you must have a flexible schedule.

How to Apply:

Please send or email a copy of the CMC Zoo Job Application, a cover letter, and resume to: education@cmczoo.com
Please write Seasonal Education Keeper in the subject line.

Or mail to:
CMC Park & Zoo - EDUCATION
4 Moore Road DN 801
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

Application Deadline: March 13, 2021

Summer Zoo Camp Counselor
Cape May County Park and Zoo, Cape May Court House, New Jersey

The Cape May County Park and Zoo is seeking individuals with a passion for animals and education to fill the position of “Summer Zoo Camp Counselor”. Under supervision of the Education Staff these individuals will be responsible for our Summer Zoo Camp program which includes; delivering engaging lessons and presentations, supervising campers at all times, leading and organizing games, arts and crafts, handling and presenting ambassador animals, and leading campers through the zoo while adhering to zoo protocol.

Zoo Camp Counselors are an integral part of the Education Department. This department is a fun and fast paced place to be! We consist of 4 full time staff members, and our team of ambassador animals (about 30) ranging from toads to wallabies. We are a fun, upbeat, supportive, charismatic team and are looking for 3 summer team members to bring our energy to the next level. We love to provide pizza and a good laugh, as most of the time we are very funny!

  • Must be 18 or older.
  • Excellent public speaking and communication
  • Experience working with children is preferred.
  • Experience working with animals is preferred.
  • Ability to stand or remain standing for a 6 hour shift.
  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions.
  • Preferably working toward, or have a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology, Early Childhood Education, Psychology, Conservation
  • Education, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Biology, Zoo Science, or related field.
  • Excellent creative thinking and originality.
  • Excellent decision making abilities.
  • Excellent teamwork skills.

All applicants must pass a drug and background check with the county prior to employment.

This position is $12/hour, 35 hours a week Monday-Friday (8am - 3pm). Weekends OFF. This position is a SEASONAL/SUMMER ONLY position (June 11 – August 19).

How to Apply:

Please send or email a copy of the CMC Zoo Job Application, a cover letter, and resume to: education@cmczoo.com

CMC Park & Zoo - EDUCATION
4 Moore Road DN 801
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

Application Deadline: March 13, 2021

Animal Keeper
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, Portage, Alaska

Title: Animal Keeper
Category: Fulltime, Year-round
Reports To: Curator, Assistant Curator
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

General Function

  • Under direct supervision of the Assistant Curator, the Animal Care Keeper performs tasks requiring specialized skills in connection with the care and maintenance of the animal collection and exhibit facilities at the center.

Major Activities (Typical Duties/Responsibilities)

  • Works days and hours assigned by the Animal Curator; changes based off season. Requires late shifts until closing [8pm] during summer operating hours, as well as possible overnights during calving season.
  • Provides water and food for animals and cleans exhibits in assigned area. Makes daily animal observations and reports any abnormal behavior or health concerns, exhibit security, and/or safety concerns to the on-duty supervisor immediately. All observations and duties are recorded daily on the daily report form.
  • Diet preparation and distribution following prescribed diet and feeding procedures. Records diet consumption daily and notifies supervisor of feeding behavior changes.
  • Recommends improvements in animal care procedures and schedules, exhibit upkeep and employee and visitor safety.
  • Carries out prescribed veterinary treatments as assigned by the contracted veterinary staff and Animal Care management. Assists in capture and crating/uncrating of animals.
  • Performs routine maintenance and upkeep of walkways, zoo grounds and facilities as assigned. Reports needed major repairs and checks and maintains equipment used.
  • Acts as liaison with the public by courteously answering questions and enforcing feeding rules for the animals. Presents educational programs and tours when assigned.
  • Research and preparation of information regarding zoo specimens for discussion with the public and other professionals.
  • Represents the AWCC animal care department in a positive way during any filming operation the AWCC management decides to partake in; helping to promote the facility in a positive light and garner public support.
  • Reports all departmental personnel concerns directly and immediately to the Animal Curator.
  • Carries out the responsibilities of the position in a professional and appropriate manner.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Ability to work in a team environment to help achieve AWCC’s goals and objectives.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Excellent customer services skills.
  • Exceptional work ethic, attention to detail and time management skills.
  • Abilities to lift 80#, bend, reach, stand, crawl, and work in a drastically changing weather environment.
  • Ability to compromise, listen, learn, understand, and follow instructions and directions.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with other employees.
  • Ability to work directly with the public, providing information and assistance as needed.
  • Ability/willingness to learn and pass on to customers those areas of interest to visitors, such as local history, people, culture, geography, etc.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule as needed.
  • Proven ability to effectively lead in a fast-paced environment.
  • Efficient, organizational skills, time management and ability to multitask.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (education, experience, skills)

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in the animal sciences field
  • A minimum of 1 year of related experience.
  • Rabies Vaccination
  • A positive attitude and strong work ethic.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to sarah@alaskawildlife.org. The position is open until filled and is full-time with benefits including medical, dental, vision, PTO and retirement plan options.

Keepers-part time/full time ambassador animals
Wild Wonders, Bonsall, California

Wild Wonders is a ZAA accredited Wildlife Education Organization located in North County San Diego that specializes in onsite and offsite education programs with ambassador animals.

We are looking for motivated enthusiastic keepers to become members of our team

Duties:

  • Will be responsible for husbandry and training of our ambassador collection.
  • Present entertaining educational presentations while keeping safety at the forefront
  • Promote the mission of Wild Wonders

Requirements:

  • Minimum one year experience in husbandry, handling and public speaking in a zoological setting.
  • Degree in Zoology or similar relevant field preferred
  • Physically fit and able to lift 50 lbs
  • Ability to work in adverse weather conditions
  • Looking for self motivators who work well in a small team setting

Compensation:

  • Pay will commensurate with experience
  • Include health benefits(full time) and bonuses

To apply:
Please email resume to: wildwonders@att.net
no phone calls please

Registered Veterinary Technician
California Living Museum, Bakersfield, California

Job description and to apply: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1362329

Zookeeper II
ZooWorld Zoological Park, Panama City Beach, Florida

ZooWorld Zoological Park is a five-acre facility located just minutes from the beautiful white sandy beaches of Florida’s emerald coast. Seeking a highly motivated and innovative individual to fill a full-time, permanent Zoo Keeper 2 position.

This position will care for a variety of exotic animals, to include class 1 animals in a fast paced educationally focused environment. As part of the ZooWorld team, you will be required to work a rotating schedule that includes some weekends and holidays, and perform highly physical tasks on a daily basis. We are looking for a team player who can communicate and work well with others while simultaneously complete daily tasks with minimal supervision. Must possess good organizational skills and ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher with at least 1 paid animal care position or
  • High school graduate with at least 2 years paid exotic experience
  • Experience working with Class 1 animals
  • Physically fit with the ability to crawl, run, climb and lift at least 60 lbs
  • Must be able to interact with guests in a courteous and professional manner
  • Ability to work in Florida weather conditions for extended periods of time
  • Ability to learn and integrate information, knowledge, and direction quickly
  • Must be reliable and show initiative
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing

Preference will be given to candidates with:

  • Bachelor’s degree or college coursework in relevant biological field or equivalent
  • 2 years or more at an animal care facility
  • Experience handling, feeding and caring for class 1 animals
  • Experience with public presentation
  • Leadership skills

TYPICAL DUTIES:
This position will be responsible for the daily care for the collection through feeding, watering, cleaning, and enrichment in the assigned section to a set standard. Duties will include but are not limited to: daily observation of general animal health and behavior, completing daily records, diet preparation, interacting with guests through the use of ambassador animals, keeper talks, and up-close experiences. Willing to assist management with medications, procedures, and restraint.

COMPENSATION:
Pay based on experience, PTO, medical benefits

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Email a resume and cover letter to: curator@zooworldpcb.com

Education Position
ZooWorld Zoological Park, Panama City Beach, Florida

ZooWorld Zoological Park is a five-acre facility located just minutes from the beautiful white sandy beaches of Florida’s emerald coast. Seeking a part time position for energetic, well-spoken individuals ready to educate and share animal experiences with guests.

Education staff engage directly with the public providing an up close and personal experience with zoo animals. Through daily Animal Experiences and periodic Animal Interactions our education staff provide a variety of opportunities to educate the public about animal welfare and conservation.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be able to interact with guests in a courteous and professional manner
  • Ability to work in Florida weather conditions for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to learn and integrate information, knowledge, and direction quickly
  • Must be reliable and show initiative
  • Communicate clearly and concisely

Preference will be given to candidates with:

  • Experience public speaking
  • Education background
  • Animal Care background

TYPICAL DUTIES:
Prepare the Animal Experience exhibits for guest interaction. Presenting a scripted 15-45 minute animal experience to guests of all ages and backgrounds. Presenting smaller “handler” animals during Animal Interactions throughout the park. Giving “keeper chats” in front of exhibits. Light cleaning of smaller exhibits and dishes.

COMPENSATION:

  • $9.50 hourly
  • 10-30 hours weekly, 4-6 hours a day

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Email a resume and cover letter to: curator@zooworldpcb.com

Animal Keeper, Full-time
Roer's Zoofari Vienna, Virginia

Roer's Zoofari Park is located on 30 acres in beautiful northern Virginia, housing over 60 species. We are looking for an enthusiastic swing keeper as an addition to our team! This position will include working with primates, carnivores, marsupials, hoofstock, birds and reptiles. Duties include but are not limited to feeding, cleaning, diet preparation, habitat inspection and modification, enrichment, behavior observations, public interactions, and maintaining daily records. Applicants must be able to work independently as well as with a team when necessary and be prepared to interact with the public during guided tours and keeper talks. Applicants also must be willing to work outside in all weather conditions and work weekends/ holidays as assigned.

ABOUT ROER’S ZOOFARI

Roer’s Zoofari is a mission-based, wildlife conservation organization based in Vienna, VA. Our facility consists of a drive through safari as well as a walk-through tour where guests engage in various interactive experiences. Our organization is currently in an exciting phase of development. We will soon begin construction on a new butterfly exhibit as well as several new exhibits featuring species from Africa.

Roer's Zoofari operates on the grounds of the oldest private zoo of Northern Virginia. Generations of locals have grown up at our quaint, little, suburban zoo located just outside the DC Beltway. We play an active role in the community by supporting charities that positively impact children and families. We also financially support conservation groups such as Cheetah Conservation Fund, International Giraffe Foundation, and the Peregrine Fund. Our culture is one that is family oriented and supportive. We offer professional development opportunities and are quick to reward exceptional work through pay and advancement. We welcome individuals that wish to work in a team environment, enjoy sharing their passion for exceptional animal care with the public, and are looking to grow their skills and abilities within the zoological field.

EDUCATION AND PRE-REQUISITES

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have college degree or two years paid experience.
  • Must be capable of the physical requirements to work in a zoo setting (ie. lift 50 pounds)
  • Must be able to work with and without direct supervision.
  • Must be able to follow oral and written directions.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in animal care.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Pay based on experience, PTO, medical benefits and bonus pay opportunities.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Email cover letter, resume and references to mike@roerszoofari.com

Zookeeper
Mill Mountain Zoo, Roanoke, Virginia

Mill Mountain Zoo, located in Roanoke, Virginia is currently seeking a full-time keeper to join our Animal Department team. This position will cover multiple species. All full-time positions consist of 40 hours per week and include weekends, holidays, and occasional evening hours.

This position will be responsible for the daily care for the collection through feeding, watering, cleaning, enrichment and training of animals in the assigned areas. Duties will include but are not limited to: daily observation of general animal health and behavior, completing daily records, diet preparation, administering prescribed medications, assisting with veterinary procedures, interacting with guests through scheduled keeper talks and occasional media events.

The ideal applicant will have previous experience with the care and handling of exotic animals in a zoo setting, have earned an Associates degree in Zoological science or related Bachelor’s degree, and be a team player capable of positive interaction with co-workers, volunteers, and guests. They must be able to complete daily tasks with minimum supervision, possess good organizational skills and the ability to work in a dynamic environment. Additional qualifications include the ability to work in all climatic conditions and good physical health which allows for appropriate animal care and safety.

Benefits include: vacation leave, sick leave, paid holidays

Rate of pay: $11.00/hour

To apply please submit a cover letter and resume to Robin Lentz, Co-Director at rlentz@mmzoo.org. Materials must be submitted by 5:00PM, March 1, 2021.

Selected candidates will be contacted for an initial interview.

Exotic Feline Keeper, Part Time
Panther Ridge Conservation Center, Loxahatchee, Florida

Panther Ridge Conservation Center is looking for a part time keeper to care for our nine species of exotic felines. We are a ZAA accredited non profit organization dedicated to providing exceptional care for the animals in our collection, all the while supporting conservation efforts in Africa and Asia. Although we are not currently open to the general public, we provide educational private tours conducted by all staff. Panther Ridge is currently home to 22 cats including Cheetah, Leopard, Jaguar, Puma, Clouded Leopard, Fishing Cat, Ocelot, Serval, and Caracal and we are rapidly growing. Check out our website at Pantherridgecc.org to learn more. Panther Ridge is located in Loxahatchee Groves in South Florida – 30 min southwest of West Palm Beach, 20 min from the ocean and 1.5 hours from Miami.

Education and Pre-requisites

Responsibilities Include:

  • Diet and meat preparation
  • Cleaning, disinfecting and general maintenance of enclosures
  • Animal interactions/training/enrichment
  • Animal observation to monitor health and well-being
  • Landscaping/special projects
  • Assisting with veterinary care if needed
  • Providing daily creative enrichment
  • Managing interns and docents
  • Public interactions with guests in a courteous and professional manner
  • Follow safety procedures, be reliable and show initiative

Requirements:

  • A degree in biology, zoological or a related field
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • At least 2 years of exotic animal experience
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Physically fit with the ability to crawl, run, climb and lift at least 60 lbs.
  • Ability to work in the Florida weather conditions for extended periods of time
  • Must work all holidays and weekends
  • Ability to stand/walk for 6-8 hours each day
  • Must be a hard working, self-motivated individual
  • Must work well with others and be a team player

Compensation and benefits:
Pay is based on experience and can be negotiated.
You will be required to work 3-4 days a week

Application instructions:
Please send resume, cover letter, a letter of recommendation and references to the Facilities Manager
sadieryan1117@gmail.com

Internship (spring & summer)
ZooWorld, Panama City Beach, Florida

Description:
Interns will receive hands-on experience while assisting zookeepers in their daily duties and can expect to gain knowledge in daily husbandry practices, exotic animal health care, behavioral enrichment, nutrition, exhibit design, record keeping, behavior, and animal handling. ZooWorld Interns will strengthen and develop their inter-personal skills through their involvement in daily guest/animal ambassador experiences.

Requirements:
During the course of the program, interns will be expected to assist zookeepers in nearly every aspect of their daily routine. This will include working outdoors in all weather conditions, assisting and educating zoo guests, diet preparation, and will include manual labor. You MUST be able to lift 50 lbs and be able to fully participate in daily duties.

Internships must be at least three months in length and require a minimum of three scheduled eight-hour days per week or two ten-hour days depending on the current zoo schedule. All vacation requests must be approved BEFORE being accepted into the internship program.

Accommodations:
Interns willing to complete a full 40-hour work week for a consecutive three months will be provided with intern housing at no extra cost. Housing is on a first come first served basis. To apply for this exciting opportunity please email a resume and cover letter to:
curator@zooworldpcb.com

Hoofstock Keeper
Alabama Safari Park, Hope Hull, Alabama

Alabama Safari Park, a 350-acre drive through safari and breeding facility just south of Montgomery, is hiring a full-time animal keeper. Constantly expanding, we currently care for a large collection of ungulate species and ratites. Also included are the Budgie Aviary, Kangaroo walk-about, Giraffe Feeding Area, and Lemur Island. The right candidate will have excellent observation skills and a strong work ethic. All keepers are responsible for daily care of the animals and are required to maintain animal records and assist with breeding programs.

Applicant requirements:

  • Experience with Exotic Hoofstock or Domestic Farm Animals.
  • Ability to perform physically demanding tasks in all types of weather conditions
  • Maintain a non-smoking work environment and uphold company Tattoo policy.
  • Experience operating trucks, tractors, trailers, hand tools and other machinery
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Must be available to work weekends and holidays.

Pay: Dependent upon experience. Starting at $11/hour

Please send cover letter and resume to
Chris Mogensen
curator@alabamasafaripark.com

Horticulturist
African Safari Wildlife Park, Port Clinton, Ohio

Full Time, Year-Round

Link to apply online: https://africansafariwildlifepark.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=28

Description: This position is year-round and Full-Time. This position possess skills and knowledge for maintaining the grounds and landscaped areas and does so with moderate to minimal supervision. Must possess and be able to apply a good working knowledge of all aspects of horticulture. Planting, mulching, and pruning and general maintenance of flowerbeds and plantings is required. Experience working in a public garden, zoological park, or similar facility is highly preferred. Works in a team setting with other Maintenance, Grounds, and Management Staff.

Qualifications: Must have a valid driver's license and a good driving record. Must be at least 18 years old with a valid Driver's License to operate a Golf Cart and handle Power Tools.

Essential Functions:

  • Regular maintenance and installation of gardens, landscaped areas, exhibits, and planters. Eliminate overgrowth and management of natural areas.
  • Evaluate and work with Management to correct any issues with flora-related diseases and pests. Works with Grounds Staff and contractors on pest and insect control as needed.
  • Responsible for lawn maintenance.
  • Responsible for irrigation system maintenance.
  • Removal of snow and ice as needed.
  • Responsible for installation of plants to ensure success of growth, meet the Park's landscaping plan and original design specifications.
  • Ability to follow both oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to perform heavy manual labor.
  • Ability to work under adverse conditions including weather and heights.
  • Operates equipment such as tractors, high lifts, fork lifts, trucks, and golf carts (or has a willingness to learn to operate).
  • Performs (or delegates as needed) daily litter removal for all outdoor areas.
  • Maintains outdoor areas of the Park as appropriate/as assigned to ensure a safe and pleasant Guest experience (when open to the public).
  • Responsible for tracking completion and quality of all assigned work required. Maintaining accurate records for all work required.
  • Provides input to Management regarding annual landscaping and grounds plan.

Maintenance
African Safari Wildlife Park, Port Clinton, Ohio

Full Time, Year-Round

Link to apply online: https://africansafariwildlifepark.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=29

Description: This position is year-round and Full-Time. This position possesses skills and knowledge for maintenance of buildings, grounds, exhibits and more and does so with moderate to minimal supervision. Performs manual labor as it related to the repair and maintenance of building and grounds, repair or modification of existing exhibits, and construction of new exhibits in accordance with the instructions provided by the facilities Manager. Works in a team setting of other Maintenance and Grounds Staff.

Qualifications: Basic knowledge of construction principles and practices. Ability to follow both oral and written instructions. Ability to perform heavy manual labor. Ability to work under adverse conditions including weather and heights. Must have a valid driver's license and a good driving record. Preferably, background in basic carpentry, masonry, and welding. Must be at least 18 years old with a valid Driver's License to operate a Golf Cart and handle Power Tools.

Seasonal Groundskeeper
African Safari Wildlife Park, Port Clinton, Ohio

Full Time and/or Part Time, Seasonal (March - October)

Link to apply online: https://africansafariwildlifepark.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=34

Description: This position is Seasonal (March - October) and Full-Time OR Part-Time. This position possess skills and knowledge for maintaining the grounds and landscaped areas and does so with moderate to minimal supervision. Planting, mulching, and pruning and general maintenance of flowerbeds and plantings is required. Experience working in a public garden, zoological park, or similar facility is highly preferred. Works in a team setting with other Maintenance, Grounds, and Management Staff.

Qualifications: Must have a valid driver's license and a good driving record. Must be at least 18 years old with a valid Driver's License to operate a Golf Cart and handle Power Tools.

Essential Functions:

  • Regular maintenance of gardens, landscaped areas, exhibits, and planters. Eliminate overgrowth and management of natural areas.
  • Responsible for lawn maintenance.
  • Responsible for watering, pruning, weeding, cleaning up leaves, leaf blowing, mowing, weed-eating, transplanting, preparing beds, and cultivating seeds.
  • Removal of snow and ice as needed.
  • Responsible for installation of plants to ensure success of growth, meet the Park's landscaping plan and original design specifications.
  • Ability to follow both oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to perform heavy manual labor.
  • Ability to work under adverse conditions including weather and heights.
  • Operates equipment such as tractors, high lifts, fork lifts, trucks, and golf carts (or has a willingness to learn to operate).
  • Performs (or delegates as needed) daily litter removal for all outdoor areas.
  • Maintains outdoor areas of the Park as appropriate/as assigned to ensure a safe and pleasant Guest experience (when open to the public).
  • Responsible for tracking completion and quality of all assigned work required. Maintaining accurate records for all work required.

Construction Manager
African Safari Wildlife Park, Port Clinton, Ohio

Full time, year-round

Link to apply online: https://africansafariwildlifepark.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=33

Description: African Safari Wildlife Park is looking for a reliable Construction Manager to work directly with the Park's Director in the planning of construction projects and overseeing their progress in a timely and cost-effective manner. This position is responsible for budgeting, organization, and implementation of the projects. This position is year-round and Full-Time. This position possesses skills and knowledge for basic construction principles and practices. Looking for someone who is not afraid to get their hands dirty and jump right in! May work individually and/or in a team setting with the Director, outside services/contractors, and Maintenance Staff.

Qualifications:

  • Must have a valid driver's license and a good driving record. Must be at least 18 years old with a valid Driver's License to operate a Golf Cart and handle Power Tools.
  • Ability to follow both oral and written instructions.
  • Proven working experience in construction management
  • Advanced knowledge of construction management processes, means and methods
  • Expert knowledge of building products, construction details and relevant rules, regulations and quality standards
  • Understanding of all facets of the construction process
  • Familiarity with construction management software packages
  • Ability to plan and see the "big picture"
  • Competent in conflict and crisis management
  • Leadership and human resources management skills
  • Excellent time and project management skills
  • BS degree in construction management, architecture, engineering or related field is strongly preferred

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and direct construction projects from conception to completion
  • Review the project in-depth to schedule deliverables and estimate costs
  • Oversee all onsite and offsite constructions to monitor compliance with building and safety regulations
  • Coordinate and direct construction workers and subcontractors
  • Select tools, materials and equipment and track inventory
  • Meet contractual conditions of performance
  • Review the work progress on daily basis
  • Prepare internal and external reports pertaining to job status
  • Plan ahead to prevent problems and resolve any emerging ones
  • Negotiate terms of agreements, draft contracts and obtain permits and licenses
  • Analyze, manage, and mitigate risks
  • Ensure quality construction standards and the use of proper construction techniques

Keeper, full time
Metro Richmond Zoo, Moseley, Virginia

Requirements:

  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher or
  • High school graduate with at least 2 years paid animal experience.
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Work in a non-smoking environment
  • Must be able to interact with guests in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Must be willing to learn and integrate information, knowledge, and direction quickly.
  • Must be reliable and show initiative.
  • Must be able to maintain focus and mental stability at all times
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Physically fit with the ability to crawl, run, climb and lift at least 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to work weekends and holidays

Typical Duties:

Daily husbandry for a wide variety of animals. Prepare and feed regular and special diets to zoo animals. Properly clean, disinfect and maintain cages, enclosures and exhibit areas as needed. Understand and maintain safety standards for animals, guests and staff. Daily observation of animals to monitor health and well-being. Observation of animals to monitor for illness or injury and the ability to report appropriately to vet and senior staff. Assist vet staff as needed with administering medications, providing treatment and restraint. Identify maintenance issues and resolve or report as necessary. Document animal records with accuracy. Daily interaction with public through the use of ambassador animals, keeper talks, and up close experiences.

Benefits:

  • Health Insurance and retirement programs available after 30 days
  • Some paid holidays
  • Paid leave accrual after 6 months of employment
  • Free and discounted tickets to the Zoo and Adventure Park
  • Discount on all gift shop and food service purchases
  • Pay is based on experience

Send resume to employment@metrorichmondzoo.com

Keeper
Tanganyika Wildlife Park, Goddard, Kansas


Tanganyika Wildlife Park in Goddard, KS is looking for hardworking, self-motivated, dedicated animal care staff. Currently the park is 25 acres and has another 40+ acres to expand and we plan on growing. A new children’s zoo and safari park are among the plans for expansion. Tanganyika prides itself in providing wildly different experiences for its guests and being stewards for the animals in our care. In the past year, we have developed a set of core values to guide leadership and our team to improve and continue to meet our goals of becoming a destination park for visitors and a great place to work. If you like a fast paced, growth mindset culture come join the change.

Due to the upcoming expansions and feedback from our keeper team we’re currently looking to grow our team by nearly 20%! The most successful keepers at Tanganyika enjoy sharing their love of animals with our guests, relish in the opportunity to be creative, are constantly looking for ways to make improvements within their circle of influence, enjoy working on a small team, and take pride in their work.

We’ve developed an objective level and pay system that puts growth (both financial and personal) directly in the hands of the keepers and provides a transparent pay system. We have a competitive benefit package that is growing and improving each year: offering a ROTH IRA match, multiple health insurance options, dental, vision, paid time off, and accident insurance.

Here are some of the departments currently hiring:

BREZ Team-
The BREZ team (as we like to call it around here) is responsible for a variety of animals, including a well behaved mob of red kangaroos, over 13 species of birds, the interactive and most popular area of the park, the children’s zoo, and the education animal collection. This team takes hustle to a whole new level and has the raking skills of 1200 men. Being responsible for three of the interactive areas of the park and such a large education animal collection means we can attribute at least 30% of the smiles in the park to this team!

If you love watching baby kangaroos take their first hops, enjoy seeing the thrill when kids hear 50 guinea pigs squeak all at once, or love spending time ambassadoring animals to the public then this is the team for you!

TMC Team-
The Trouble Maker’s Cove team is responsible for a variety of animals, a flock of over 30 African penguins, some sleepy two toed sloths, noisy otters, one of the United States’ only Albino Alligators, and others. This team is responsible for almost all of the guest experiences at the park from otter meet and greets to penguin swims. They have an incredibly successful penguin chick breeding program and raised 15 chicks this year. That also means they have some pretty incredible biceps from all that scrubbing and fish prep.

If you wish you could watch a penguin walk down the aisle for someone’s wedding, love watching guests cry over meeting sloths, or think it’s fun to watch people getting splashed by penguins as they swim with them, then this team is for you.

Hoofstock Team-
The hoofstock team is responsible for a variety of animals, including one of the largest giraffe herds in the United States, Grevy zebra, okapi, springbok, Indian rhino, a pygmy hippo breeding pair, and numerous other species. This team is hardworking and dedicated not only to the care of their animals but to the growth of their team and themselves individuals. This team is willing to put in the time and effort to have hard conversations about teamwork, care, and training for the betterment of the animals. In addition to being part of numerous successful breeding programs, the hoofstock team takes part in encounter stations and ambassador animal training around the park.

If you love watching baby giraffe take their first steps, enjoy seeing the look of amazement when kids throw carrots to hippo, or love spending summer days taking camels for a walk then you need to apply to join our team.

Primate Team-
The primate team is responsible for a variety of animals, including the largest group of Javan langurs in the United states, two successful colobus breeding groups, saki monkey, ruffed lemurs, and ring tailed lemurs to name a few. In addition to daily husbandry for breeding and exhibit groups of primates they also oversee the commissary and lemur island. Lemur island is an encounter experience where guests get to feed a lemur. This team is proud of the positive relationships they form with the animals. The training time and dedication to prepare lemurs for the island and to maintain appropriate behaviors requires a high level of dedication.

If you want to grow your skills in group animal management, spend time lounging with lemurs, and contribute to the preservation of colobus, saki monkeys, and Javan langurs then you need to apply to join our team.

Carnivore Team-
The carnivore team is responsible for a variety of animals, jaguar, tiger, serval, ratel, lion, and a large cheetah breeding facility. This team gets up early and stays late, and puts in the time to provide the best possible life for their animals. In addition to being part of numerous successful breeding programs, the carnivore team is responsible for training demonstrations, behind the scenes tours and ambassador animal training around the park.

If you love watching baby cheetahs learn to run, assisting guests while they stick feed a lion, or love taking a stroll with a serval then you need to apply to join our team.

Requirements:

  • Combination of education and hands-on experience that provides the required skills for the position
  • Excellent public speaking and customer service skills
  • Desire to grow as a team member, animal keeper, and human being
  • Ability to stand or walk and be able to perform physical work outside in all weather conditions
  • Ability to bend, stoop, and lift 50-75 pounds when necessary
  • Ability to work long hours, weekend, weekdays, holidays, and everyday

Desired skills, experience, and individual qualities:

  • Self motivated
  • Hard working
  • Driven
  • Dedicated
  • Ability to read behavior
  • Fast learner
  • Operant conditioning experience
  • Conflict resolution
  • Flexibility
  • Adaptable

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salary based on experience
  • Professional development program that allows Keepers to improve their skill set and earn additional pay compensation
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • HSA
  • Simple IRA
  • Paid PTO
  • In-House Discounts
  • Free admission to TWP for yourself and family

Please apply at https://twpark.applicantstack.com/x/openings.

If you have any issues apply please email amoody@twpark.com for assistance.

Educator 1 (Paid Seasonal)

Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson Township, New Jersey

POSITION: Educator 1 (Paid Seasonal)
DEPARTMENT: Safari
REPORTS TO: Safari Supervisor

POSITION SUMMARY:
Join the Six Flags Great Adventure Safari team as an Educator 1. As a part of the animal care team you will provide animals with proper nutrition, sanitary living conditions, and continual care. Primary responsibilities include educating guests about animals and the importance of species survival and conservation.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Ability to memorize all safari animal species facts in a timely manner.
  • Stand in zone and talk with guests about the animals in that zone.
  • Perform informal keeper talks to public on and off microphone.
  • Participate in Safari Programs as assigned.
  • Cross train in other areas of Safari including gate guarding, Safari Discoveries, and Camp Aventura.
  • Support our Save an Icon conservation initiative by promoting the program to guests.
  • Participate in supervised education animal training sessions with birds, owls and some mammals based on your understanding of operant conditioning principles.
  • Handle all reptiles based on your understanding of protocols.
  • Write and implement a behavioral approximation plan.
  • Complete area tasks including cleaning and feeding birds, reptiles, hoof stock, or mammals.
  • Maintain a safe and clean environment for both animals and guests.
  • Prepare all animal diets and administer vitamins or supplements.
  • Make daily observations of animals and report any abnormalities to supervisor.
  • Utilize ZIMS (animal records software) and properly input all animal husbandry including diets, weights, treatments, etc.
  • Adhere to all Six Flags and departmental policies.
  • Do the 6! Social distance, wash your hands, cover your cough/sneeze, wear a mask, sanitize often, and have fun!

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Has achieved a bachelor’s degree in Biology, Psychology, or related field.
  • Previous animal experience required.
  • Must be available to work 40 hours a week during the height of the season including holidays and weekends.
  • Outgoing and friendly.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Maintain a positive and professional attitude that fosters an environment of teamwork and learning that is respectful of all team members.
  • Able to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities.
  • Must be able to lift and move 50 pounds or more.
  • Able to stand or sit for long periods of time, bend, crouch, or climb.
  • Individuals must be able to work in or around water and be exposed to all outdoor weather conditions.
  • Applicants must have at least one weekend day availability. Open weekend availability preferred. Must be able to work holidays.

Visit www.sixflags.com/greatadventure/jobs to apply.
Applicants must include a resume with their application.
Any applications received without a resume will be disqualified.

Safari Intern 1 (Paid)

Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson Township, New Jersey

POSITION: Safari Intern 1 (Paid)
DEPARTMENT: Safari
REPORTS TO: Safari Supervisor

POSITION SUMMARY:
Join the Six Flags Great Adventure team as an Intern 1. Primary responsibilities include: safely educate park guests about our animals and the importance of species survival and conservation. Individuals will assist Safari team members in the care of various animals. Six Flags Great Adventure will work with your learning institution to fulfill curriculum requirements for collegiate credit.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Memorize all safari animal species facts in a timely manner.
  • Stand in zone and talk with guests about the animals in that zone.
  • Perform informal keeper talks to public on and off microphone.
  • Participate in our Safari Programs as assigned.
  • Be available to cross train in other areas of Safari including gate guarding, Safari Discoveries and Camp Aventura.
  • Support our Save an Icon conservation initiative by communicating the program to guests.
  • Complete end of internship project based on your experience you gained from Six Flags.
  • Supervised handling of small mammals, insects, reptiles and chickens based on your progression in your internship.
  • Clean and care for hoof stock animals.
  • Clean and open reptiles and tortoises with a spotter.
  • Assist with cleaning bird and mammal exhibits with a spotter.
  • Know how to prepare and weigh out diets.
  • Know how to properly record all animal husbandry including weights, diets, treatments and fecal observations into ZIMS (animal records software).
  • Maintain a safe and clean work area for coworkers, guests, and animals.
  • Make daily observation of animals and report any abnormalities to a supervisor.
  • Adhere to all Six Flags and Safari Department policies and protocols.
  • Do the 6! Social distance, wash your hands, cover your cough/sneeze, wear a mask, sanitize often, and have fun!

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Outgoing, approachable, and positive attitude.
  • Motivated and in charge of your own success.
  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Working towards a Bachelor’s degree in related field or has previous animal experience.
  • Individuals must be able to lift and move 50 pounds or more.
  • Individuals must be available to work nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Individuals must be able to work in or around water and be exposed to outdoor weather conditions.
  • Able to sit or stand for long periods, bend, crouch and climb.
  • Able to work 40 hours a week from Memorial Day to Labor Day. (Shifts may be available before or after time frame)
  • Applicants must have at least one weekend day availability. Open weekend availability preferred. Must be able to work holidays.

Visit www.sixflags.com/greatadventure/jobs to apply.
Applicants must include a resume with their application.
Any applications received without a resume will be disqualified.

Safari Seasonal Warden

Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson Township, New Jersey

POSITION: Safari Seasonal Warden
DEPARTMENT: Safari
REPORTS TO: Safari Supervisor

POSITION SUMMARY:
Join the Six Flags Great Adventure team as a Seasonal Warden. As a part of the animal care team you will learn valuable herd management techniques. Primary responsibilities include: safe and proper herd management of safari animals, and monitoring/assisting Wild Safari Drive Thru guests.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Use a radio to communicate to other wardens and management team.
  • Operate vehicle safely.
  • Maintain a safe work area.
  • Assist guests needs (i.e. car trouble, bathroom, escorts out, etc.)
  • Move animals out of roadways and away from gates.
  • Maintain a steady flow of guest traffic throughout your section to avoid backups.
  • Report to work on time.
  • Maintain proper record keeping.
  • Enforce all Wild Safari Drive Thru rules.
  • Able to work on your own most of the day while still functioning as part of a team.
  • Check your assigned section daily. This includes fence lines, trees down, wires not working, animal counts, and any animal issues. Report these issues to management team.
  • Maintain animal sections in safari including cleaning, feeding, and exhibit maintenance.
  • Cooperate with all team members and management.
  • Complete any and all tasks as directed by management even outside the duties listed.
  • Do the 6! Social distance, wash your hands, cover your cough/sneeze, wear a mask, sanitize often, and have fun!

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have the ability to work close to animals.
  • Previous animal experience preferred.
  • Individuals must be able to lift and move 50 pounds or more.
  • Must be extremely safety conscious.
  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Must have a valid drivers’ license.
  • Able to communicate effectively in English
  • Must be able to work in all weather conditions: cold, heat, rain, wind, etc.
  • Must be able to sit in vehicles for up to 6 hours at a time and as many as 10 hours a day.
  • Applicants must have at least one weekend day availability. Open weekend availability preferred. Must be able to work holidays.

Visit www.sixflags.com/greatadventure/jobs to apply.
Applicants must include a resume with their application.
Any applications received without a resume will be disqualified.

Corporate Director of Wildlife Health
San Diego Zoo Global, San Diego, California

HOW YOU WILL IMPACT OUR MISSION
The Corporate Director of Wildlife Health (CDWH) is primarily responsible for incorporating a One Health approach into our eight conservation hubs around the globe and, working closely with the Corporate Director of Wildlife Conservation Science (CDWCS), contributing to conservation programs that are outcome-based and maximize conservation impact for a healthier planet. The Corporate Director of Wildlife Health provides leadership over the wildlife health team and identifies biodiversity conservation opportunities for this team. The wildlife health team includes the veterinary clinical laboratory, molecular diagnostics laboratory, nutrition services, pathology services, and veterinary services at the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

The Corporate Director of Wildlife Health focuses the Wildlife Health Team on positive health outcomes using OKRs (objectives and key results) and data analytics. Additionally, this position oversees the plans and protocols for the wildlife in our care that provide for their health, welfare, and biosecurity. This position reports to the Chief Conservation and Wildlife Health Officer (CCWHO).

WHAT YOU WILL DO

  • Responsible for the health of the San Diego Zoo Global's wildlife at all locations and oversee the long-term plans that impact the health and nutritional management of the wildlife in our care
  • Represent the organization in a wide variety of national and international settings and participate in various organizations as a representative of San Diego Zoo Global
  • Identify legal issues and recommend changes to organization policy to executive team and monitor and analyze related legislation and regulations for the organization
  • Manage and collaborates with staff in the development (CCWHO and CDWCS) and implementation (CDWCS) of the organization's strategic plans and assist leadership in setting strategy and goals
  • Work closely with CDWCS to prioritize conservation work, utilize a One Health approach as appropriate, and incorporate technology such as telemedicine and data analytics
  • Recommend significant capital expenditures and facility planning for the collection
  • Provide interpretation of wildlife health topics via various media in collaboration with appropriate staff
  • Conduct, lead or facilitate scientific activities in wildlife heath and prepare presentations to disseminate information to organizational leadership and community groups Mentor students, residents, post doc fellows, PhD students.
  • Maintain contact with professional network (e.g., AZA, AAZV, AVMA, WDA, EAZWV, WAZA, IUCN etc.)
  • Publish in peer reviewed scientific journals and other publications

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
San Diego Zoo Global is seeking an individual who is inspired to be a part of an organization that is committed to protecting wildlife around the globe. A leader to join us in our commitment to provide opportunities to learn about, engage with best-in-class conservation work, and share how that work is changing outcomes for wildlife every day through visits to the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

JOB EXPERIENCE

  • Must have 10 or more years in wildlife health field
  • Minimum of 5 years supervisory experience

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • DVM of VMD or equivalent
  • PhD in health sciences such as disease ecology, epidemiology, laboratory science, etc. is strongly desired
  • California Licensure as a veterinarian
  • Federal Narcotics License desirable
  • Valid California Driver License
  • Veterinary Specialty Board Certification (AZCM, ECZM, ACVP, etc.)

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • Must have strong working knowledge of caring for zoological animals
  • Must have experience with and knowledge of laws and regulations impacting zoological institutions
  • Demonstrated ability to lead diverse teams
  • Veterinary medical and surgical skills knowledge
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare materials for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • Ability to operate moderately complex computer software programs
  • Ability to communicate effectively and respectively (verbal and written)
  • Ability to lead a diverse team
  • Ability to build and develop effective teams
  • Ability to demonstrate strategic and organizational agility
  • Ability to listen with compassion
  • Ability to prioritize vision and purpose
  • Ability to develop peer relationships and manage conflict
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and make quality decisions

SOME OF THE PERKS YOU WILL ENJOY AS A TEAM MEMBER

  • Free admission to the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
  • Family Passes
  • Complimentary Tickets
  • Local and In-House Discounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness Program

IMPORTANT DETAILS

  • Location: San Diego Zoo Global – Life Sciences Department
  • Duration: Year round
  • Positions available: 1
  • Exempt position: Salary is commensurate with experience
  • Candidates must be available for an interview if contacted. Full job description available upon request

Apply directly through the San Diego Zoo Careers page:
https://us59.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/sdzg/Posting/View/2485

THIS EMPLOYER PARTICIPATES IN E-VERIFY

SAN DIEGO ZOO GLOBAL IS A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE

SAN DIEGO ZOO GLOBAL IS AN EEO/AA/DISABILITY/PROTECTED VETERAN EMPLOYER
San Diego Zoo Global makes every effort to ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals and abides by EEO and nondiscrimination provisions of all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application, please email your request to sdzgcareers@sandiegozoo.org and provide the job title and location to which you are applying.

Animal Care Director
Wilstem Wildlife Park, French Lick, Indiana

Job Description: This senior level position works under the supervision of the President/CEO to oversee the development and implementation of animal operation strategies that achieve excellence in all animal operations including animal husbandry, animal collection-based conservation and research, and animal registration procedures. Must embrace the mission, goals, and objectives of Wilstem and work with all departments to fulfill them. Applicants must have good decision-making skills, remain calm under pressure, respond to emergencies, take control of situations, and communicate with all levels of the organization. Must be enthusiastic and interact with guests in a positive manner to provide a memorable and educational experience.

Applicant Requirements: Applicants must have a minimum of 5 years of progressive animal husbandry experience with a variety of exotic animals. A minimum of 2 years management and supervisory experience is strongly preferred. Prior experience at an AZA or ZAA accredited facility is preferred. A degree in biology, zoology, or animal related field is preferred. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office. Must have a working knowledge of established principles and practices of exotic and domestic wildlife exhibition, experience in animal immobilization, including chemical administration. Applicant must be available to work all necessary hours, including weekends, holidays, special events, and will be on call in the event of an emergency. Applicant must pass physical, drug test, and background checks.

Duties and Responsibilities: Maintains a close connection with and working knowledge of the animal collection. Develops animal husbandry policies and programs for all animals and ensures proper daily care and welfare in compliance with federal, state, and local laws and in a manner consistent with AZA or ZAA accreditation standards and USDA regulations. Directs the facilities programs for animal acquisition and disposition, husbandry, exhibition, record keeping, behavior management, and research and conservation. Works in cooperation with the head veterinarian to coordinate preventative, routine, and emergency health care to the animal collection. Directs the implementation of animal behavioral training and enrichment programs. Ensures compliance to applicable AZA, ZAA, USDA, DEA, OSHA, local state, and federal laws. Actively participates in TAGs and other AZA or ZAA programs. Participates in planning and design of new exhibits and renovation of existing exhibits to ensure animals are presented in a manner reflecting modern practices. Ensure exhibit design and animal’s functional welfare requirements are balanced with aesthetic and educational considerations. Coordinates safety training for keeper staff and works in cooperation with all departments to ensure the safety of the facility for the animals, staff, and visiting public. Supervises and trains the keeper staff responsible for all aspects of animal care including but not limited to cleaning, feeding, watering, record keeping, and maintain facilities.

Facilitates the work of the animal keepers by ensuring that they have the necessary tools, equipment, and supplies. Cooperates with other department heads and facility management to ensure the facility runs harmoniously. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the facility policies, applicable laws, and relevant labor laws. Plans, assigns, and directs work by evaluating performance, counsel employees, disciplines employees, addresses complaints, and resolves problems. Demonstrates a commitment to maintaining a work environment free from discrimination, harassment and supports the facilities commitment to equal opportunities. Must be prepared to travel for meetings, animal transports, and continuing education. Performs other duties as required and assigned. Physical requirements include frequent walking and standing, frequent lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs., reaching, bending, kneeling, twisting, and climbing. Operation of a variety of equipment, vehicles, and power tools is required.

Send resumes and salary requirements to cberg@wilstem.com

Reptile Keeper
Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo, New Braunfels, Texas

DESCRIPTION
Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo is looking for a motivated person to work with a wide variety of herpetological species. Types of animals under the care of this person include a high proportion of venomous snakes and crocodilians; previous experience with these is preferred, but not required. Other animals will include non-venomous snakes, lizards, turtles/tortoises, and amphibians.

This position requires an individual with a high degree of professional experience who takes pride in work well done. Must be a proven leader, team player, and team member. The priorities for this position include attention to animal care and health, fostering a positive team environment, and accomplishing an excellent guest experience.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Providing for the needs of a wide range of animals through cleaning, feeding, watering, observing, enclosure upkeep, propagation, monitoring health, and medicating under veterinary supervision
  • Inputting data into the animal records databases; assuring that appropriate records are kept on all husbandry including daily care and animal health
  • Exceptional use of time management techniques
  • Keeping all on and off exhibit areas clean, neat, and organized
  • Understanding the significance of their role and how they can positively impact visitors; proactive, friendly communication will be expected at all times, as well as anticipating visitors’ needs and desires
  • Performing other related duties as assigned

EDUCATION AND PRE-REQUISITES
The position requires knowledge of herpetology, including husbandry and exhibitry techniques, nutritional requirements, behavior, common diseases, capture and restraint and propagation methods. The successful candidate will need to maintain and develop a broad knowledge base on the proper husbandry of reptiles and the other animals in the collection.

Candidates will need to have good communication skills, be able to follow specific instructions, and communicate activities and observations clearly in writing and verbally. Applicants must be able to present to small and large crowds and work well with large groups of children. Physical requirements include working outdoors in any weather, lifting 50 pounds, and repetitive work such as raking and shoveling. Candidates must be comfortable using power tools and be proficient in construction and exhibit design.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
This is a full time position that involves working on weekends and holidays. Compensation commensurate with experience.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
To be considered, you must submit a resume and a cover letter via email to JarrodF@hczoo.com and EmilyJ@hczoo.com. Candidates must be able to be present for on-site interviews.

General Curator
Gulf Breeze Zoo, Gulf Breeze, Florida

Job Description: General Curator
We are looking for an experienced curator. This hire is for oversight of the entire animal collection, with direct oversight of two section curators and a full-time staff of 12-15 animal keepers. Record-keeping and collection management will be of paramount importance. A seasoned and experienced curator is needed to oversee this dynamic collection. You will be expected to understand nutrition, conformation, breeding habits, proper display techniques, have an eye for animal health and well-being, and motivate the staff to learn about their animals and not focus on enrichment as the sole basis for animal welfare.

You will be expected to produce those species for which there are viable breeding animals, such as giant anteaters, Galapagos tortoises, orangutans as well as all the species listed previously.

The position is physically demanding and active. Although mainly administrative, this is a hands-on working position and requires work in the field.

Applicants must have significant hands-on animal experience, including proven management experience. Must be professional, in both demeanor and appearance. Non-smoking work environment.

Requirements

  • 5+ years of paid experience in a zoological park or breeding center with at least 3 years with ever-increasing responsibilities in a curator position.
  • Extensive hands-on experience with a broad range of animal species.
  • Record-keeping, collection management experience.
  • Familiarity with basic medications and vaccination programs.
  • BS in the animal related sciences preferred.

Compensation
Salary commensurate with experience, paid sick and vacation time, insurance options, 401k.

How to apply
Email applications to: director@gulfbreezezoo.org.

Only those applicants which fulfill the first 2 criteria will receive a response.

You can view our website at www.gulfbreezezoo.org

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Zoo Keeper 1
ZooWorld Zoological Park, Panama City Beach, Florida

ZooWorld Zoological Park is a five-acre facility located just minutes from the beautiful white sandy beaches of Florida’s emerald coast.

Seeking highly motivated and innovative individuals to fill a full-time, permanent Zoo Keeper 1 position.

This position will care for a variety of exotic animals in a fast paced educationally focused environment. As part of the ZooWorld team, you will be required to work a rotating schedule that includes some weekends and holidays, and perform highly physical tasks on a daily basis.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
  • Bachelors degree or higher with at least 1 internship or
  • High school graduate with at least 2 years paid exotic experience.
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Must be able to interact with guests in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Must be able to learn and integrate information, knowledge, and direction quickly.
  • Must be reliable and show initiative.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Preference will be given to candidates with:
  • Bachelor’s degree or college coursework in relevant biological field or equivalent.
  • Six months or more at an animal care facility.
  • Experience handling, feeding and caring for reptiles.
  • Experience with public presentation.

TYPICAL DUTIES:

  • Daily husbandry for a wide variety of animals.
  • Prepare and feed regular and special diets to exotic zoo animals.
  • Properly clean, disinfect and maintain cages, enclosures and exhibit areas as needed and to a set standard.
  • Understand safety standards and maintain safety of animals, guests and staff.
  • Conduct daily observations of animals to monitor health, well-being, illness or injury.
  • Ability to appropriately report inconsistencies to necessary staff.
  • Assist senior staff as needed with administering medications, providing treatment and restraint.
  • Identify maintenance issues and resolve or report as necessary.
  • Document animal records with accuracy.
  • Daily interaction with public through the use of ambassador animals, keeper talks, and up-close experiences.
  • All animal care staff are required to interact regularly with zoo guests, maintain a clean and professional appearance and conduct themselves in a positive fashion at all times.

Please apply with a resume and cover letter to curator@zooworldpcb.com.

Swing Keeper (hoofstock focus)
Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo, New Braunfels, Texas

DESCRIPTION
Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo is looking for a motivated person to work with a wide variety of mammalian and avian species. Types of animals under the care of this person include carnivores, primates, and birds, with a heavy focus on hoofstock. Previous experience at a zoological institution is required.

This position requires an individual with a high degree of professional experience who takes pride in work well done. Must be a proven leader, team player, and team member. The priorities for this position include attention to animal care and health, fostering a positive team environment, and accomplishing an excellent guest experience.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Providing for the needs of a wide range of animals through cleaning, feeding, watering, observing, enclosure upkeep, propagation, monitoring health, and medicating under veterinary supervision
  • Supplying enrichment to assigned animals
  • Inputting data into the animal records databases; assuring that appropriate records are kept on all husbandry including daily care and animal health
  • Exceptional use of time management techniques
  • Keeping all on and off exhibit areas clean, neat and organized
  • Understanding the significance of their role and how they can positively impact visitors; proactive, friendly communication will be expected at all times, as well as anticipating visitors’ needs and desires
  • Performing other related duties as assigned

EDUCATION AND PRE-REQUISITES
The position requires knowledge of animal husbandry, including exhibitry techniques, nutritional requirements, behavior, common diseases, capture and restraint and propagation methods. The successful candidate will need to maintain and develop a broad knowledge base on the proper husbandry of all mammals and birds in the collection.

Candidates will need to have good communication skills, be able to follow specific instructions, and communicate activities and observations clearly in writing and verbally. Applicants must be able to present to small and large crowds and work well with large groups of children. Physical requirements include working outdoors in any weather, lifting 50 pounds, and repetitive work such as raking and shoveling.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
This is a full time position that involves working on weekends and holidays. Compensation commensurate with experience.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
To be considered, you must submit a resume and a cover letter via email to JarrodF@hczoo.com, EmilyJ@hczoo.com, and CaseyM@hczoo.com. Candidates must be able to be present for on-site interviews.

Swing Keeper (bird focus)
Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo, New Braunfels, Texas

DESCRIPTION
Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo is looking for a motivated person to work with a wide variety of mammalian and avian species. Types of animals under the care of this person include carnivores, primates, and hoofstock, with a heavy focus on birds. Previous experience at a zoological institution is required

This position requires an individual with a high degree of professional experience who takes pride in work well done. Must be a proven leader, team player, and team member. The priorities for this position include attention to animal care and health, fostering a positive team environment, and accomplishing an excellent guest experience.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Providing for the needs of a wide range of animals through cleaning, feeding, watering, observing, enclosure upkeep, propagation, monitoring health, and medicating under veterinary supervision
  • Supplying enrichment to assigned animals
  • Inputting data into the animal records databases; assuring that appropriate records are kept on all husbandry including daily care and animal health
  • Exceptional use of time management techniques
  • Keeping all on and off exhibit areas clean, neat and organized
  • Understanding the significance of their role and how they can positively impact visitors; proactive, friendly communication will be expected at all times, as well as anticipating visitors’ needs and desires
  • Performing other related duties as assigned

EDUCATION AND PRE-REQUISITES
The position requires knowledge of animal husbandry, including exhibitry techniques, nutritional requirements, behavior, common diseases, capture and restraint and propagation methods. The successful candidate will need to maintain and develop a broad knowledge base on the proper husbandry of all mammals and birds in the collection.

Candidates will need to have good communication skills, be able to follow specific instructions, and communicate activities and observations clearly in writing and verbally. Applicants must be able to present to small and large crowds and work well with large groups of children. Physical requirements include working outdoors in any weather, lifting 50 pounds, and repetitive work such as raking and shoveling.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
This is a full time position that involves working on weekends and holidays. Compensation commensurate with experience.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
To be considered, you must submit a resume and a cover letter via email to JarrodF@hczoo.com, EmilyJ@hczoo.com, and CaseyM@hczoo.com. Candidates must be able to be present for on-site interviews.

Summer Camp Counselor
Austin Zoo, Austin, Texas

Austin Zoo is currently recruiting a Zoo Camp Counselor for the 2021 summer season. The Zoo Camp Counselor is a seasonal employee responsible for leading campers, ages 6-11, in inquiry-based learning activities, crafts, games, encounters with animal ambassadors and zoo tours.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Enthusiastically engage campers in inquiry-based activities, crafts, and zoo tours
  • Ensure the safety of all Zoo Campers by enforcing Zoo Camp rules
  • Demonstrate & encourage respect of Zoo exhibit animals & animal ambassadors during Zoo tours & animal encounters
  • Maintain Zoo Camp behavioral expectations with campers to ensure a fun, safe and inclusive environment for campers of all abilities
  • Build and maintain a good rapport with campers and parents
  • Assist with daily clean-up and continual organization of Zoo Camp classroom and supplies
  • Assist with camp curriculum development
  • Other duties as assigned

CRITERIA:

Experience and Education:
A minimum of one year of experience working with children. Completion or pursuit of a Bachelor's Degree in Education, Biology, Zoology, or related field from an accredited college or university; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous summer camp experience strongly desired.

Skills and Aptitudes:
  • Demonstrate a strong interest and/or experience in environmental education
  • Enjoy working with children ages 6-11 of all abilities
  • Ability to make quick, responsible decisions and improvise when needed
  • Display a high level of patience and respond well under pressure
  • Comfortable speaking in front of large groups of people
  • Enthusiastic, creative, adaptable, patient, and able to work both independently and with a team
  • Able to communicate thoroughly, respectfully, and clearly with campers, parents, and other staff
Additional Requirements:
  • At least 18 years old
  • Ability to work outdoors under various weather conditions
  • Successful completion of a background check

WORK SCHEDULE AND COMPENSATION:

  • Mandatory Training Dates: June 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, 2021 from 10:00 – 3:00pm
  • $12.00 an hour
  • Work Schedule: June 7th – August 13th, Mondays – Fridays from 8:30am– 4:30pm

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter and resume to Austin Zoo Education Manager at education@austinzoo.org by April 15th 2021.

BREZ Keeper
Tanganyika Wildlife Park, Goddard, Kansas

Tanganyika Wildlife Park in Goddard, KS is looking for hardworking, self-motivated, dedicated animal care staff. Currently the park is 25 acres and has another 40+ acres to expand and we plan on growing. A new children’s zoo and safari park are among the plans for expansion. Tanganyika prides itself in providing wildly different experiences for its guests and being stewards for the animals in our care. In the past year, we have developed a set of core values to guide leadership and our team to improve and continue to meet our goals of becoming a destination park for visitors and a great place to work. If you like a fast paced, growth mindset culture come join the change.

The BREZ team (as we like to call it around here) is responsible for a variety of animals, including a well behaved mob of red kangaroos, over 13 species of birds, the interactive and most popular area of the park, the children’s zoo, and the education animal collection (reptiles and small mammals). This team takes hustle to a whole new level and has the raking skills of 1200 men. Being responsible for three of the interactive areas of the park and such a large education animal collection means we can attribute at least 30% of the smiles in the park to this team!

If you love watching baby kangaroos take their first hops, enjoy seeing the thrill when kids hear 26 guinea pigs squeak all at once, or love spending time ambassadoring animals to the public then this is the team for you!

Requirements:

  • Combination of education and hands-on experience that provides the required skills for the position
  • Excellent public speaking and customer service skills
  • Desire to grow as a team member, animal keeper, and human being
  • Ability to stand or walk and be able to perform physical work outside in all weather conditions
  • Ability to bend, stoop, and lift 50-75 pounds when necessary
  • Ability to work long hours, weekend, weekdays, holidays, and everyday

Desired skills, experience, and individual qualities:

  • Self motivated
  • Hard working
  • Driven
  • Dedicated
  • Ability to read behavior
  • Fast learner
  • Operant conditioning experience
  • Conflict resolution
  • Flexibility
  • Adaptable

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salary based on experience
  • Professional development program that allows Keepers to improve their skill set and earn additional pay compensation
  • Health Insurance
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • HSA
  • Simple IRA
  • Paid vacation
  • In-House Discounts
  • Free admission to TWP for yourself and family

Please apply at https://twpark.applicantstack.com/x/openings

If you have any issues please email amoody@twpark.com for assistance

Assistant Curator
Hemker Park & Zoo, Freeport, Minnesota

  • Observe the general health and well-being of animals and document any changes or problems; alert appropriate personnel of need for medical attention.
  • Administer medications and supplements as directed.
  • Clean and sanitize animal exhibits, food preparation, and storage areas and equipment.
  • Prepare diets and feed animals; observe food consumption patterns.
  • Assist with hand raising birds, and hoof stock babies
  • Provide minor assistance to veterinarians.
  • Assist in restraining or capturing animals.
  • Perform minor repair and landscape work on exhibits and grounds.
  • Work on special projects as assigned.
  • May occasionally act in the absence of senior level staff by overseeing the operations of the Breeding Facility.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Knowledge of:

  • Animal behavior, illnesses, symptoms, and basic physiology.
  • Basic care and nutrition of a wide variety of wild and domestic animals, with emphasis on African Animals.
  • Animal restraint and capture techniques.
  • Proper safety protocols.
  • Sanitation and disinfection techniques.

Ability to:

  • Maintain Breeding Facility animals, exhibits, and work areas in a clean, safe, and healthy condition.
  • Maintain written logs and reports.
  • Make oral presentations in front of groups.
  • Effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

To apply, email Marcushemker@gmail.com

Full Time Animal Care Ranger
R Lazy J Wildlife Ranch, Eagar, Arizona

We have two openings for animal care rangers at our conservation breeding and education facility in Eagar Arizona. Located three hours from Albuquerqe, NM, two hours from Flagstaff, AZ we are situated at 7,000 feet in elevation in the pristine White Mountains of Arizona. We are surounded by forested mountains that stays cool in the summer; topping out in the upper 80's to low 90's during the day and 50's at night. We get a small amount of snow in the winter but are minutes from downhill skiing...and if one really wants to experience a big city or warm up in the desert - Phoenix and Tuscon are a breath-taking daytrip away. We are looking for a qualified candidate that would enjoy living in a quiet rural setting -- as an addition to our team!

The R Lazy J Wildlif Ranch houses over 50 species of animals that include primates, carnivores, marsupials, hoofstock, birds and reptiles. Animal Care Ranger duties include but are not limited to feeding, cleaning, diet preparation, habitat inspection and modification, enrichment, behavior observations, guided tours, and maintaining daily records. Applicants must be able to work independently as well as with a team when necessary and be prepared to interact with the public during guided tours and keeper talks. Applicants also must be willing to work outside in all weather conditions and work weekends/ holidays as assigned.

How we are different from most zoos: We offer by appointment guided tours. We have a similar keeper husbandry workload that we accomplish while conducting guided tours of our facility. A busy day in the summer sees 8 guided tours (average tour size is 25). These are coordinated among 4-5 staff. During the shoulder and slow seasons we see 1 to 2 tours per day during the week and 3 per day on the weekends coordinated by 3 staff. During tours we stress the critical role captive care has played in the preservation of species such as the addax and scimitar horned oryx. We also acknowledge the role the North American Model of Conservation has played with species recovery.

The job requirements are as follows:

EDUCATION AND PRE-REQUISITES

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have paid zookeeping experience.
  • Must be able to pass a basic units and measures math test.
  • Must be capable of the physical requirements to work in a zoo setting - work on your feet, walking, bending, lifting 50lbs repeatedly.
  • Must have valid driver's license and own transportation to get to and from work.
  • Must be able to work with and without direct supervision.
  • Must be able to follow oral and written directions.
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment and random drug tests.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Animal restraint, handling and immobilization experience.
  • Hoofstock or Avian husbandry.
  • Proven ability to operate hand tools such as brooms, rakes, shovels and wheel barrows.
  • Experience opporating tractors/skid steers

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
$14-$16/hr, PTO, and bonus pay opportunities. $1000 Relocation stipend.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Email Vanessa Roer a letter of introduction and include a resume info@rlazyjranch.com

Director/Park Operations
Zoofari Parks (Virginia Safari Park, Gulf Breeze Zoo, Alabama Safari Park)

Location: Corporate Base(s) or TBD

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The DIRECTOR/Park Operations is a senior management position and a direct report to the CEO/Corporate Director. It is responsible for oversight of the day-to-day operations of all parks within our system, which currently numbers 3, with further expansions planned. This role will be the implementation of the corporate SOPs as well as the directives of the CEO and Board on a companywide scale, in effect serving as a corporate “compliance officer”. This position works directly with each Park Director, ensuring that they are fulfilling their respective roles and assisting as needed, providing guidance in a supportive capacity.

Our current parks employ 100 - 150 people depending upon seasonality and have total attendance of 500,000+ guests per year. Departments include Animal Care, Guest Services (Retail, Food Service, Rides & Attractions) and Facilities. Corporate positions which work together include Administration, Conservation, Vet Services and Animal Collection Management.

Much of this work will be accomplished remotely, either at one of the corporate office sites or from an additional office placement, and not necessarily on-site at the parks. As such, this job requires a person who can set and achieve goals without being prompted. Travel to the parks will be on a quarterly, or an as-needed, basis. There will be more travel in the beginning to become familiar with each facility and staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Compile, edit, update and distribute the company SOPs/Guidelines.
  • Streamline all SOPs and bring all parks into compliance, thus must be proficient in software programs.
  • Oversight of each Park to ensure each facility complies with corporate vision and SOPs
  • Ensures all the Parks’ policies are correctly interpreted and followed by all staff.
  • Ensure the Parks maintain all standards required to maintain national accreditation.
  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory agencies: USDA, USFWS, OSHA, state game agencies, Department of Health, DEP, and water management districts.
  • Along with Park Directors, ensure staffing models are appropriate and staffing needs are met.
  • Provide CEO with monthly reports (or more frequent if required) of each facility which will complement the financial monthly reports from Corporate Accounting department.
  • Ensure staff amenities and workplace environment is conducive to staff retention.
  • Ensure a safe workplace, following all company, federal, state and local regulations.
  • Remain up-to-date with industry best practices and trends.
  • Represent the park in a professional manner at conferences, industry meetings and in general.

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • 10+ years of proven experience in a recognized zoo and/or major attractions facility, managing and understanding park and zoo operations, with skills encompassing animal care, guest services, food service, rides and attractions.
  • BS or MBA (preferred) with an emphasis on operations and/or management.
  • Exceptional and proven leadership skills to insure smooth park operations at the management level.
  • Ability to coordinate, read, review and comprehend all monthly reports.
  • A calm, professional and experienced demeanor when handling adversity, both internally and externally.
  • Proficient in various Microsoft Office products to produce high quality reports.
  • Ability to travel between parks as necessary and required.
  • Ability to actively traverse parks while fulfilling duties.
  • Possess a strategic focus with an eye for detail and efficiency.
  • Possess a proven knowledge of industry practices and policies.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong industry contacts for enhanced communications within the zoo and attractions sectors.
  • Must be a motivated self-starter who requires very limited direction.
  • Must be able to play a leadership role in the organization, representing cross-department goals thereby fulfilling Zoofari Parks overall goals and management guidelines.

Very competitive base salary with performance bonuses, and benefits including health, dental, vision care, as well as vacation, sick and comp time, 401k.

**Applicants which do not meet the first criteria for Qualifications will not receive a response.

Email resumes to: Admin@zoofariparks.com and place “DIRECTOR/Park Operations” in Subject line.
Applicants which meet a majority of the stated requirements will receive a follow-up response.

Animal Care Specialist in Bird Department
Gulf World Marine Park, Panama City Beach, Florida

Description:
We are looking for a passionate, dedicated, and hard-working member to join our bird team! We are home to 18 rescued parrots, and one African Pied Crow. The bird team is also responsible for the care of our small collection of reptiles and domestic mammals. This position will assist with the daily husbandry and care of the animals in the department, which includes cleaning and heavy lifting. The position will also help with development of the training program and our African Pied Crow encounter program. This position will also be required to engage with guests in educational chats and theatrical shows.

Responsibilities:

  • Present daily shows and presentations to our guests
  • Participate in daily training with a variety of species
  • Maintains exhibit quality standards through daily cleaning and inspections
  • Responsible for diet preparation and feeding
  • Provides new daily enrichment for all animals
  • Cooperates with vet staff for all animal health related issues, treatments, procedures, and crating
  • Keeps work area clean and organized
  • Complies with policies and procedures

Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and physically perform all daily chores
  • Bachelors degree or 3-4 years experience at another zoological facility
  • Knowledge of husbandry and operant conditioning
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and holidays
  • Must have good written and oral communication skills
  • Possess a basic understanding of all the species in the Bird Department

To apply for this position please email your resume and three letters of recommendation to jenna@gulfworldmarinepark.com

Keeper 1 (full time, non-exempt)
Austin Zoo, Austin, Texas

SUMMARY
The position requires a dedicated individual who will take direction from the Senior Keeper, Director of Animal Care & Veterinary Services in carrying out the operations of the mammal, reptile and Avian areas of the Austin Zoo. This includes all aspects of animal husbandry, exhibit maintenance and holding area management. The position will participate in and assist with the development of the mammal, reptile and bird training program, which will consist of behavioral demonstrations presented to the public on a scheduled basis by the keepers. The position will also be responsible for maintaining organized written records pertaining to health, feeding, water quality and behavioral observations. As a Keeper 1, you will be expected to learn and improve your knowledge and skills on a daily basis.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • As a member of the Husbandry team, you will lead by example by being patient, kind, humble, respectful, selfless, forgiving, honest and committed when interacting with one another, guests and animals.
  • Provides for the needs of all animals related to the bird, mammal and reptile collection by doing exhibit cleaning and holding/BOH maintenance, diet preparation and feeding, and enrichment.
  • Presents daily shows and presentations for the public.
  • Maintains records pertaining to feeding, water quality analysis, behavioral observations, training activities and medical procedures.
  • Maintains exhibit quality standards through regular maintenance and cleaning activities.
  • Cooperates with Animal Health Services staff for animal health issues, treatments, and veterinary procedures, transfers and crating.
  • Keeps work area clean and organized and reports mechanical failures to supervisors in a timely way.
  • Assists in all other Husbandry department activities when needed.
  • Participate in Austin Zoo related education, public relations and membership programs including facility tours and lectures.
  • Comply with safety and security directives, policies and procedures.
  • At the direction of supervisors, interact with and respond to public/media requests for information.
  • Adherence to area specific standard operating procedures (SOP’s)
  • Must be able to maintain discretion with confidential information.
  • Prepares and continually enhances animal areas for aesthetic, reproductive, behavior, and animal safety (i.e. perching material, nest boxes, “furniture”, live or artificial plants, etc…).
  • Attends departmental meetings and participates in developmental seminars and workshops as required.
  • Acts as a resource for apprentice Keepers and other newly hired Keeper 1’s.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in biology or a related field is required (3-4 years of full time mammal or avian training experience at a zoo or aquarium may be considered in lieu of a degree) with specific knowledge of animal husbandry and behavioral conditioning.
  • 2-3 years (4+ years without a degree) of experience working with animals in a zoo or aquarium setting is required. Emphasis should be on animal care and exhibit and holding area maintenance. (Domestic pets do not count)
  • Must have demonstrated discipline and have a history of a consistently high degree of work quality.
  • A valid driver's license with a good driving record.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule which will include weekends and/or evenings and holidays.
  • Ability to travel when necessary, usually not to exceed four weeks at one time.
  • Ability to respond to emergencies on an on call basis.
  • Knowledge of Word Processing and Spreadsheet software.
  • Must have good written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of ZIMS.
  • C.P.R./First Aid certification (preferred) or ability to obtain within 90 days of being hired.
  • Experience in the maintenance of aquariums, aquatic life support systems, and use of water quality testing equipment.
  • Ability to successfully complete a criminal history background check annually required.
  • Possess a basic understanding of all species within the collection.
  • Ability to perform all basic husbandry tasks relating to care for all species within the facility.

PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • In good health and capable of performing strenuous and/or heavy physical labor.
  • No history of allergy related to animals or plants, which might interfere with ability to work.
  • Ability to remain on feet for long periods of time, climb stairs, bend and stoop.
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions.
  • No impairment of sight, smell, hearing, touch, balance and agility of movement which might interfere with ability to work.
  • Physical strength, including the ability to lift up to 50 pounds and be able to move up to 100lbs.
  • Immuno-competence (possible exposure to zoonotic infections/disease).
  • Proof of negative TB screening prior to placement and annually thereafter required.
  • Proof of rabies vaccination.

Send resumes and cover letters to info@austinzoo.org

General Curator
Alabama Safari Park, Montgomery, Alabama

Alabama Safari Park is a 350-acre drive through zoo and and conservation center. We maintain an inventory of 800+ specimens comprised of large groups of hoofed stock as well as our “Safari Village”; which contains a petting area, lemur island, kangaroos and budgie aviary.

For the General Curator position, we are looking for a person with strong prior experience with hoofed stock and animal husbandry. Must be able to manage, train and motivate animal care staff, and overseeing breeding programs. This is a hands-on position and will require extensive time spent in the field observing both the staff and animal collection daily.

Requirements:

  • This position requires hoof stock knowledge and experience.
  • A strong work ethic, good physical condition, and a willingness to learn.
  • Minimum of 5 years paid animal care experience.
  • Maintain a non-smoking work environment.
  • Have the ability to work in all weather conditions.
  • General knowledge of operating tractors, skid steers, and trailers a plus.
  • Valid Driver’s license.
  • Must be able to work weekends and holidays.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50lbs.

Our benefits package includes competitive salary ($46,000-$52,000 based on experience), vacation and sick leave, access to company assisted insurance and a 401K.

Please send your cover letter and resume to:
Chris Mogensen, Director
Email: Chris@zoofariparks.com

Internship (Fall)
ZooWorld, Panama City Beach, Florida

Description:

Interns will receive hands-on experience while assisting zookeepers in their daily duties and can expect to gain knowledge in daily husbandry practices, exotic animal healthcare, behavioral enrichment, nutrition, exhibit design, record keeping, behavior, and animal handling. ZooWorld Interns will strengthen and develop their inter-personal skills through their involvement in daily guest/animal ambassador experiences.

Requirements:

During the course of the program, interns will be expected to assist zookeepers in nearly every aspect of their daily routine. This will include working outdoors in all weather conditions, assisting and educating zoo guests, diet preparation, and will include manual labor. You MUST be able to lift 50 lbs and be able to fully participate in daily duties.

Internships must be at least three months in length and require a minimum of three scheduled eight-hour days per week or two ten-hour days depending on the current zoo schedule. All vacation requests must be approved BEFORE being accepted into the internship program.

Accommodations:

Interns willing to complete a full 40-hour work week for a consecutive three months will be provided with intern housing at no extra cost. Housing is on a first come first served basis. To apply for this exciting opportunity please email a resume and cover letter to: curator@zooworldpcb.com and dicastil@syr.edu

Collections Operations Supervisor
Salisbury Zoo, Salisbury, Maryland

Full-time (40 hours) $44,447- $48,111 Full range of benefits

Essential Functions: Oversee the daily operation of the Zoo. Will perform routine animal husbandry duties for living collection areas as required. Document and apply standard operating guidelines for the zoological management of the living collection of the Zoo. Manage and oversee animal care staff. Collaborate with assigned staff to insure that annual safety drills and training are performed. Routinely assist in the inspection of exhibits for containment integrity and animal safety and welfare. Working with the Animal Health and Welfare Committee insure that animal training and enrichment programs are applied.

Requirements:

  • Associates Degree in Zoology, Biology, or closely related field. Bachelor’s Degree preferred; seven years of related experience or equivalent will be considered.
  • Experience in AZA accredited facility preferred.
  • Three years supervisory experience required.
  • Three years relevant experience in the carpentry or construction field or equivalent training, education, and/or experience.
  • Knowledge of standard office practices, techniques, and equipment.
  • Must obtain a valid driver’s license and CDL physical card.

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Apply: Send City application and detailed resume to below address or online at www.salisbury.md/apply along with a copy of your driving record.

Zookeeper
Wildwood Wildlife Park Zoo & Safari, Minocqua, Wisconsin


Description

Wildwood Wildlife Park Zoo & Safari is announcing the immediate opening of a full-time Zookeeper. Looking for an enthusiastic professional with multitasking abilities and wants to jump in, work hard and contribute as a team member.

  • Day-to-day husbandry including: preparing diets for animals, feed and water animals, clean, sanitize, maintain and repair animal quarters as required; shovel, rake, hose, sweep, dust, and mop floors.
  • Cross-training all areas of zoo
  • Maintain adequate records on daily activities, observe animal behavior; reporting animal behavior.
  • Participate in behavioral management programs and enrichment for animal collection
  • Routine animal handling.
  • Routine animal health care.
  • Properly maintain exhibits, animal facilities, and equipment as trained for position.
  • Properly maintain mechanical equipment as trained for position.

Qualifications

  • Must be 19 years of age or older.
  • Valid driver license with good driving record.
  • A degree in animal science, biology, zoology or related field is preferred.
  • Previous experience working with exotic animals.
  • Work independently as well as collaboratively with a team on daily routines and park projects.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Have proficiently in performing assigned duties.
  • Time management in a high paced environment.
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds, kneel, bend, crouch, squat, and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Must maintain current tetanus vaccination within 10 years and proof of a negative TB within the current year.
  • Ability to work flexible schedule that includes weekends and holiday.
  • Able to work as a team with other staff members.
  • Able to work effectively in all conditions (i.e. heat, rain, snow)

Compentation and Benefits

This will be a full-time keeper position. Hourly pay during probation period then salary position.

How to Apply:

Send a cover letter and resume

Wildwood Wildlife Park Zoo & Safari

10094 Hwy 70 West, Minocqua, WI 54548

Phone: (715) 356-5588 Fax: (715) 358-3688

Email: nature@wildwoodwildlifepark.com

List a position

1.  Listings are $125 and will be posted for up to six months.  Pay by credit card here. ZAA accredited facility have unlimited free listings

2. Email the listing to info@zaa.org

For questions, contact the ZAA office at (941) 621-2021 or info@zaa.org.


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