Available Positions

Bird, Mammal, and Animal Ambassador Trainer
Downtown Aquarium Denver

This is a unique position that requires applicants to be keepers, trainers, educators, customer service gurus, and performers all wrapped into one. A day in the life might include preparing our Sumatran tiger exhibit for opening, walking a porcupine through our exhibits, training an ambassador otter for a meet and greet, presenting a binturong for a corporate event, sifting sand on our shorebird exhibit, training a serval how to jump on stage, blowing bubbles for a sloth, or prepping diets for the collection.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:
This position involves training, presentation, and husbandry of all exhibit mammals, birds, and animal ambassadors in the collection. Currently the collection includes Sumatran tigers, North American river otters, macaws, Bonaparte gull, three banded armadillos, an African serval, an African crested porcupine, a binturong, a two toed sloth, and a variety of reptiles. Trainers participate in proper care of the animal collection, including environmental requirements, nutrition, the maintenance and appearance of all exhibits and holding areas, enrichment, formal and informal public presentations, and record keeping. Applicant must be highly motivated and be willing to work flexible hours, which will include nights, weekends, and holidays.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
College degree in Biology, Zoology, Animal Science, or related field and 1-5 years paid training experience with a focus on operant conditioning; or a combination of a degree and experience that provide the required education and experience. Applicant MUST be able to demonstrate experience in accepted husbandry skills including; small mammal handling/transport, small mammal presentation skills, informal and formal presentation abilities, and developing behavioral and environmental enrichment. Must be highly organized, incredibly self-motivated, creative, team-oriented, with a strong desire to see completion of projects. Paid AZA experience, code red shifting experience is preferable but not required. Certified SCUBA diver preferable but not required. Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Heavy lifting (50 pounds or more), walking and working within a wet environment. Outdoor work on occasion, under variety of conditions: cold weather, snow, hot weather, rain, mud, and dry land. Work with large carnivores – in a protected contact environment. EOE

Please send resume, cover letter and 3 references via email to: Ryan Herman at ryan.herman@ldry.com by April 30, 2021.

Keeper
Timbavati Wildlife Park, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

Animal Entertainments, Inc. dba Timbavati Wildlife Park, in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin is currently seeking full-time keepers to join our Animal Care Team. Animal Care Team members are responsible for the daily care of a variety of species. Experience with large and small mammals, reptiles, birds, hoof stock and large felines preferred. Schedule varies with shifts that reflect Monday through Sunday, 7am – 7pm. Full-time positions average 40 hours per week and include weekends, holidays, and evening hours.

Animal Care Team positions will be responsible for the daily care through feeding, watering, cleaning, enrichment and training of animals in the assigned areas. Duties include but are not limited to, daily observation of general animal health and behavior, completing daily records, enclosure maintenance, diet preparation, administering prescribed medications, assisting with veterinary procedures, interacting with guests through scheduled keeper events and occasional off-site and/or media events.

The Animal Care Team operates in a fast-paced, informal educational wildlife park setting. Applicants must be able to perform the following physical behaviors repetitively and for long periods of time throughout a shift: standing, walking, running, handling, reaching horizontally, grasping firmly, reaching above the shoulder, reaching below the waist, bending, twisting, stooping, squatting, crouching, kneeling, pushing, sitting on the ground/floor and carrying items upstairs. Must be able to work in high spaces of 15’ or more, and work in awkward positions: prone, supine, etc. with ability to work up to 12 hours a day moving from area to area as the situation demands. Must be able to lift/push/pull/carry/move at least 50 lbs. Willing to work in a variety of weather and indoor and outdoor temperatures.

The ideal applicant will have previous experience with the care and handling of exotic animals in a zoo or wildlife park setting, have earned an Associate’s degree in Animal Science, Zoological Science or related Bachelor’s degree, and be a team player capable of positive interaction with co-keepers, park attendants, and guests. Applicants 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 good physical health which allows for appropriate animal care and safety.

Benefits: Employee Discounts and Health/Dental/Vision package available

Compensation: Hourly - based on experience

Please submit a cover letter and resume to info@timbavatiwildlifepark.com. Materials must be submitted by 4:00PM, April 30, 2021.

Selected candidates will be contacted for an initial interview. Interviews will begin immediately upon receipt of materials.

Corporate Retail Sales Buyer
Zoofari Parks (Gulf Breeze Zoo, Virginia Safari Park, Alabama Safari Park)

Location: Based out of corporate offices in Gulf Breeze, FL or Natural Bridge, VA

Zoofari Parks, LLC (operating as Virginia Safari Park, Gulf Breeze Zoo and Alabama Safari Park), with its 20+ year history of successful attractions, has an exciting opportunity for the right candidate. We are expanding and adding the position of Corporate Retail Sales Buyer to our company. This position requires periodic travelling at certain times of the quarter/year to our various parks.

In this position you will oversee the sales, presentation and financial reports of the Zoofari Park gift shops while working in collaboration with the guest service managers, park directors and corporate team.

Key requirements of this role include:

  • A clear comprehension of sales and financial reports related to retail sales.
  • Ability to review, comprehend and utilize past sales reports
  • Understanding budgets and their implementation
  • Forming a cohesive and strong sales plan for present and future growth in our retail sales departments.
  • Ability to construct and present professional sales reports for corporate team.
  • Ability to provide oversight for the retail sales areas of the parks
  • Merchandise presentation & providing templates for displays, including seasonal and special events
  • Streamlining & increasing retail sales
  • Tracking monthly sales
  • Implementing inventory control SOPs
  • Ordering merchandise based upon new trends, best sellers, historical sales, and inventory
  • Tracking retail trends, forecasting new items and being proactive
  • Ensuring that all stores have uniformed pricing and products, with the only difference reflecting the animal collection at the specific location.
  • Attending regional and national trade shows as required
  • A working knowledge and solid relationship with trade vendors and peers within the industry

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • 5-10+ years of retail gift/merchandise management experience required, showing ever increasing responsibilities
  • A degree in business, hospitality or tourism management preferred
  • Strong retail sales background, strong merchandising abilities, an entrepreneurial spirit, great interpersonal skills, and a love to sell
  • Ability to show dynamic leadership, train staff, and motivate staff to promote maximum performance
  • Must be physically fit. While mainly an office position, park visits may require time spent aiding in stocking and organizing giftshops to maximize overall looks and sales.
  • Ability to take direction from senior leadership.
  • Must possess a sense of retail, product trends and strong analytical experience.
  • Excellent computer skills and a working knowledge of resource planning and forecasting.
  • Leadership, negotiating, and planning skills also are a must.
  • Responsible for developing product assortments by using market trend analysis information.
  • Monitor and manage sales and margins.
  • Ability to handle some contract negotiations, inventory management, sales planning, forecasting, and close coordination with the merchandising and operations teams.
  • Must have a sense of retail and product trends and strong analytical experience.

Salary and Benefits:
Strong salary as well as insurance options covering health, dental, vision, paid vacation and sick time, 401k.

To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter to: Admin@zoofariparks.com. Note “Corporate Retail Sales Buyer” in subject heading.

Elephant Keeper
Fort Worth Zoo, Fort Worth, Texas

Summary:
The responsibility of this position is to maintain and care for elephants and other assigned species; to assist veterinary staff as needed; and to perform a variety of activities relative to the assigned area of responsibility.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Feed and water animals in and around existing quarters; clean, sanitize, maintain and repair animal quarters as required; shovel, rake, hose, sweep, dust and mop floors
  • Prepare diets for animals; clean and maintain work area and food storage containers
  • Maintain adequate records on daily activities; observe animal behavior for signs of illness, weight loss/gain or injury; report any signs of illness or injury
  • Assist veterinarians in minor operations or related activity, administer prescribed medications, submit fecal samples and other duties as needed
  • Assist in the training of assigned animals; guide animals through daily routines according to established training schedules and guidelines
  • Carry out animal diet directives from Nutritional Services Dept; clean and maintain food storage containers
  • Participate in the zoo-wide behavioral management program by implementing approved animal training and enrichment projects
  • Participate in and implement approved research projects
  • Respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner; resolve complaints in an efficient and timely manner; Present keeper talks to park visitors and media as required
  • Assist in directing the proper restraint, crating, moving and uncrating of animals
  • Properly maintain exhibits, animal facilities, equipment and life support systems (as apply) as trained for specific positions
  • Understand and implement operant conditioning as it relates to the daily management of species under his/her care.

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

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have one year of zoo keeping experience, elephant zoo keeping experience preferred
  • Valid driver license with acceptable motor vehicle record to maintain zoo standards of insurability
  • Proof of negative tuberculosis (TB) screening within previous six months prior to placement and annually thereafter

Must possess ability to:

  • Work independently in the absence of immediate supervision
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities

Education and/or Experience:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Bachelors degree in wildlife management, zoology, animal behavior, biology, ecology, psychology or related field preferred
  • Specialized training in zoology or a related field desirable but not required

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or or move up to 75 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)
  • Exposure to a variety of domestic and wild or potentially dangerous animals; animal odors and animal body fluids
  • Exposure to all types of inclement weather conditions
  • Exposure to chemicals (cleaning, water chemicals, additives, etc.)
  • Ability to work special events and functions as required

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 Program

Apply online at fortworthzoo.org/careers

Bird/Reptile Assistant Curator
Gulf Breeze Zoo, Gulf Breeze, Florida

The Gulf Breeze Zoo is a 50-acre facility, located just east of Pensacola, Florida. This ZAA-Accredited facility is home to a diverse collection of animals, with the collection consisting of breeding Nile hippos, white rhinos, giraffe and various hoofed stock species, as well as gorillas, orangutans, myriad species of smaller primates, large cats and bears, a petting area, and a wide assortment of birds and reptiles.

Job Description:
We are looking for an experienced Bird and Reptile Assistant Curator. This hire is for oversight of a remarkably diverse bird and reptile collection. Record-keeping and collection management will be of paramount importance. An understanding of nutrition, breeding habits, proper display techniques, and an eye for animal health and well-being is imperative.

Production is very important to our viable breeding animals, such as various toucan species, Galapagos tortoises, silvery cheeked hornbills, macaws, king vultures, as well many other species of birds and tortoises.

The position is physically demanding and active. This role is a working position, while there will be office time allotted.

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 2 years with ever-increasing responsibilities in a lead/management position.
  • Extensive hands-on experience with hand raising various bird species.
  • Record-keeping, collection management experience.
  • BS in the animal related sciences preferred.

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

How to apply
Email cover letter and resume 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

Assistant Director
Virginia Safari Park, Natural Bridge Zoo, Virginia

Job Description:
The Virginia Safari Park, one of three parks within the overall ZooFari Parks LLC system, has an opening for an Assistant Director. This presents a great opportunity to enter our system and learn our practices while assisting with the overall management of section managers.

We are a 180-acre drive-through zoo (within our 500-acre property) that offers a wide variety of animals, with a main focus on the Safari. The safari includes hundreds of animals including our giraffe, white rhinos, multiple antelope and cervid species, etc. The park also features our Safari Village, a walk-through section with large cats, primates, birds and reptiles. We are a breeding facility, and take pride and care in producing only the highest quality of specimens, including such species as white rhinos, giraffe, cheetahs, a wide variety of antelope species, Rueppells vultures and African penguins.

Routine Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • The position requires overall day-to-day management of all departments and managers, while serving in a supportive role for the Director.
  • Experience in Facilities/Construction is an asset as oversight of this department and the day-to-day and long-term goals of projects are developed and met.
  • The Assistant Director also serves as the Manager-In-Charge during the Director’s absence. Departments include Facilities, Guest Services and Animal Care. Staffing typically averages 25-50+ employees total, depending upon the season.
  • Required to learn, understand and manage all sections of the zoo while upholding high standards and remain compliant with all regulatory agencies, spanning all departments.
  • Training within our system and spanning all departments will be provided and expected.
  • This position reports to the Director.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Background in animal care, facility management or administration in a zoological setting. A strong knowledge of Facilities is a definite asset.
  • A consistent history of professional growth, along with management experience.
  • Strong attention to detail and be an effective communicator
  • A proven record of managing staff in a zoological setting
  • A minimum of 5 years of total management experience required.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • A BS or higher degree in one of the animal sciences preferred, although a management or business degree is acceptable.
  • The ability to work flexible hours including weekdays, weekends, holidays and evenings as required to effectively delegate and manage the Zoo's departments.
  • Strong leadership skills and be adept at decision-making.
  • Be physically fit enough to be an effective and active member of the facility.
  • The Virginia Safari Park is a non-smoking facility and maintains strict personal appearance standards.

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

To Apply:
Email resumes to: Admin@zoofariparks.com. Note “VSP Assistant Director position” in subject heading.

Zookeeper I
Salisbury Zoo, Salisbury, Maryland

Full time
$30,987 - $32,891 DOQ
Full Range of Benefits

Duties: The Salisbury Zoological Park currently has one entry level position open in animal care. This position is responsible for preparing diets; cleaning and disinfecting animal exhibits; performs behavioral enrichment; assists with facility maintenance; participates in zoo events; and performs other duties as assigned.

Must be knowledgeable of modern zoological practices and be able to apply those practices on a daily basis; must be comfortable around wild and exotic species and be able to work safely around them; must be an effective communicator and maintain effective working relationships with other staff members, departments and members of the public; and accurately prepare and maintain documents and records.

Requirements: Requires a high school diploma or GED, three years of related experience working with large animals; ability to learn and use computer record keeping systems (ZIMS); current Driver’s License. Must have current CPR/First Aid Certification and be able to pass a 6 hour Shooting Range Course.

Closing Date: Open until filled

APPLY: online www.salisbury.md/apply, upload cover letter, resume, and current driving record

City Human Resources Dept.
125 N. Division St.
Salisbury, MD 21803
410-548-1065 Fax: 410-548-3748
Web site: www.salisbury.md
Email: jobs@salisbury.md

Seasonal Zookeeper
Henson Robinson Zoo, Springfield, Illinois

Department: Henson Robinson Zoo
Position Title: Zookeeper - Seasonal
Reporting Authority: General Curator
Classification: Non-Exempt – Bargaining Unit Position
Salary: $16.47 per hour

Position Summary:
Under the direction of the Henson Robinson Zoo’s General Curator a zookeeper is responsible for the overall care of the animal collection, facilities, displays, and exhibits. They are also involved in enhancing the overall guest experience and maintaining a positive work environment for all employees.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Prepare animal diets following the prescribed diets determined by the General Curator and follow proper animal feeding procedures.
  • Clean animal exhibits, walkways, grounds, and other facilities within exhibit areas in accordance with the established Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Performs daily observations of animals and exhibit facilities. Reports any abnormalities in animal behavior, animal health, exhibit security, and safety to their immediate supervisor or other member of management.
  • Must be able to recognize diseases that might occur in captive wildlife. Carries out treatment prescribed by Zoo’s Veterinarian and General Curator.
  • Recommends improvements in animal care procedures and schedules, exhibit maintenance, and safety.
  • Utilizes proper restraint techniques with animal and human safety always in mind: this includes the agility to safely net and maneuver with injured, aggressive or handling neonate animals.
  • Successfully secure animals, their enclosures, and other associated structures.
  • Must be familiar with the AZA (American Zoo and Aquarium Association) code of Professional Ethics, Species Survival Plans, husbandry guidelines, and USDA standards.
  • Zookeepers must stay current with animal training techniques and enrichment standards.
  • Must interact with public in formal and informal encounters. Always remaining courteous while answering questions, enforcing rules, and educating.
  • Performs maintenance work on exhibits facilities, grounds, and landscape, including minor repairs.
  • Required to operate power tools, lawn care equipment, vehicles, traverse ladders and other equipment to repair and maintain the facility.
  • Train, direct, and monitor Zoo interns or others as assigned.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by the Director and General Curator, or designee.
  • Must be able to safely work in all weather conditions; including snow and humid conditions typical of central Illinois.
  • Ability to work weekend, holidays, after hour events, and some travel for animal shipments or continuing education is required.
  • The schedule is flexible and days off are subject to change based on institution needs.
  • Seasonal Zookeepers will function as relief keepers covering areas.
  • Seasonal Zookeepers are typically laid off for 3 months.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Associates degree in zoology, biology, or one year experience in the care of animals in a zoological institution or a suitable combination
  • Most be able to work with a wide range of taxa including reptiles, raptors, primates, domestic barnyard animals, and large carnivores.
  • Basic computer knowledge.
  • Must be able to multi-task and adjust to changing schedules and time constraints.
  • Ability to use a two-way radio

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Never= 0 hrs Rarely 0-2 hrs Occasionally 2-4 hrs Frequently= 4-6 hours Continuously= 6-8 hours

  • Sit: Rarely
  • Stand: Frequently
  • Walk: Frequently
  • Bend: Frequently
  • Squat: Occasionally
  • Kneel: Frequently
  • Crawl: Rarely
  • Climb: Rarely
  • Reach: Frequently
  • Overhead reaching: Occasionally
  • Grasp: Frequently
  • Push/Pull: Occasionally
  • Twist/Turn: Frequently
  • Lift: 11-60 lbs occasionally
  • Lift : 1-10 lbs frequently
  • Stairs: Occasionally
  • Ladders: Rarely

Other:

  • Ability to lift heavy objects (60 lbs) from ground level, move approximately 10 feet and perform this at least 5 times in succession without danger of injury
  • Ability to withstand heavy outdoor labor in extreme weather conditions.

Corrected Vision must include:

  • Seeing 20/20
  • Normal Depth Perception

Corrected Hearing must include:

  • Normal frequency sensitivity

Speaking skills must include being understandable when speaking:

  • In person
  • On the telephone or radio

General Requirements:

  • Must be able to read and write and have good command of the English language.
  • Good oral and written communication.
  • Physical capabilities – lifts 60 pounds, squat, bend and move as necessary for the job.
  • Must be able to perform basic mathematics.
  • Must have basic proficiency of Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Must possess valid Illinois Driver’s License.
  • Must possess professional phone skills and work well with the public.
  • Must present a neat and professional appearance.
  • Responsible to follow policies and procedures outlined in Springfield Park District employee manual.
  • Must live in Sangamon County, in the State of Illinois or must be willing to move to Sangamon County in the State of Illinois within the first 6 months of acceptance of a position with the Springfield Park District.

Apply by going to springfieldparks.org/joinourteam.aspx" and choosing "Seasonal Zookeeper."

The Springfield Park District is committed to the provisions of Equal Employment Opportunities and Affirmative Action to its applicants regardless of race, color, religion, ancestry, age sex, marital or veterans’ status, national origin, disability or any other legally protected status.

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 $12/hour. Benefits to include Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, vacation and sick leave, 401K plan.

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

Assistant Registrar
International Animal Exchange, Royal Oak, Michigan

Link to apply online: https://africansafariwildlifepark.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=36

For this Position: Must have excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and be able to pass pre-employment screening, must have valid Driver's License OR State ID. Internship is Paid, full-time, working 32-40 hours a week, Monday-Friday. Job is in an in-office setting in Royal Oak, MI. Entry Level (prior experience with record keeping softwares are not required), willing to train the right candidate.

Description: The Assistant Registrar will assist office staff with documentation, filing, and various other forms of record keeping including management/upkeep of online record keeping databases. Tasks can also consist of: assisting in Permitting processes, attending virtual meetings regarding documentation and permitting, answering phones, production of Excel spreadsheets/templates, taking messages, mailing, and other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, commercial awareness, attention to detail, ability to think strategically, and ability to adhere to the company's existing record keeping policies and processes. Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in fast-paced environment. Ability to work independently and as a Team Member. Enthusiasm and willingness to learn new skills, tasks, etc. Proficiency in the Microsoft Office softwares; Word and Excel are strongly preferred. Familiarity with ZIMS (Species360) is highly recommended.

Digital Communications Coordinator
International Animal Exchange, Royal Oak, Michigan

Link to apply online: https://africansafariwildlifepark.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=37

For this Position: Must have excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and be able to pass pre-employment screening, must have valid Driver's License OR State ID. Internship is Paid, full-time, working 32-40 hours a week, Monday-Friday. Job is in an in-office setting in Royal Oak, MI. Entry Level (prior experience with record keeping softwares are not required), willing to train the right candidate.

Responsibilities: Responsible for writing timely, original and engaging digital content and for developing communication strategies and tactics across African Safari Wildlife Park's social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram), with the goal of increasing audience size and engagement. Brings strategic thinking and planning to the role to guide content development and prioritizing where to invest the most efforts related to various channels and opportunities for the Zoo. Monitors and engages with followers on social media and provides an early warning system for issues. Tracks results and gathers analytics to assess and improve the effectiveness of the Zoo’s digital communication. Captures and edits digital content (photos/videos) for digital communication purposes. Develops a range of website pages and updates the website. Works with Marketing team members to increase effectiveness and engagement in paid digital advertising campaigns. Constantly keeps abreast of industry and social media trends and makes recommendations for improvements based on the latest trends. Writes engaging copy for a range of audiences, including news releases and other materials to promote the Zoo. Edits and proofreads materials for a range of internal clients. Assists fellow Public Relations team members with other duties as necessary.

Qualifications: Willingness to learn, will train the right individual. Strong grammar, writing, editing and proofreading skills. Passionate and experienced at excelling in a fast-paced environment as both a team member and an independent contributor with autonomy. Ability to respond quickly and meet deadlines. Experience selecting photos and proficiency creating and editing video for multiple social media platforms. An ability to track social media comments, answer questions and remove offensive content. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Apple products, HTML and the technical requirements for a range of social media platforms. Experience with measuring and analyzing digital content effectiveness, including Google Analytics. Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop required. All successful candidates for this position will be required to submit to a criminal background check and drug test. Resume and cover letter is required, writing samples are encouraged.

Animal Care Specialist/Trainer I-III
Gulf World Marine Park, Panama City Beach, Florida

Job Description:
We are looking for passionate, dedicated, and hard-working members to join our team! We are home to 18 rescued parrots, one African pied crow, and a 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, preparing food, and maintaining a safe and sanitary working area for animals. This position will be required to engage with guests in educational chats, theatrical shows and interactive programs.

Responsibilities:

  • Present daily theatrical shows, educational chats and interactive programs
  • Participate in daily training with a variety of species using positive reinforcement
  • Work all animals to maintain basic husbandry and show behaviors
  • Train and develop new behaviors under supervision
  • Maintains exhibit quality standards through daily and monthly cleaning
  • Maintain animal records and report any abnormalities to leads
  • Responsible for diet preparation and feeding
  • Provide 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

Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree and experience at a zoological facility
  • Knowledge of basic animal husbandry and operant conditioning techniques
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and holidays
  • Experience with public speaking or theater experience a plus
  • Must have good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and physically perform all daily tasks

Level II - III :

  • Two or more years paid experience at a zoological facility
  • Knowledge of avian behavior, illnesses, symptoms, and basic physiology
  • Knowledge of animal restraints and capture techniques
  • Experience mentoring and training new employees
  • Experience applying and using operant training principles
  • Experience applying behavior modification techniques for parrots

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

Exotic Animal Zookeeper/Trainer
Triple D Wildlife, Kalispell, Montana

Triple D Wildlife is seeking a highly motivated and experienced exotic and/or large animal trainer with zoo keeping experience, who is ready to assist with the care and training of a variety of animals ranging from wolves to leopards. Must be able to demonstrate animal husbandry knowledge, zookeeper and training techniques, attention to detail, be able to safely lift 50 pounds, multi-task and have a strong work ethic. Excellent communication and documentation skills are also required, as the incumbent will be working directly with a variety of clientele and other staff members. Salary is negotiable and comparable to the level of training, experience and qualifications of the individual. Tips and an IRA program is available.

Please send resumes and references to: info@tripledwildlife.com

Chief Husbandry Officer
San Antonio Aquarium, San Antonio, Texas

Position Summary
The Chief Husbandry Officer is responsible for overseeing a diverse collection of animals; including animal acquisitions, over-all husbandry, animal exhibits, life support systems, and associated programs across all chained aquariums/zoos . The CHO is also responsible for managing policies and procedures within the husbandry departments as well as aide in marketing, husbandry food and supply orders, permits, and developing the volunteer program. (Facilitation / dealing with / collaborating with 3rd party and outside entities to guide/ensure business health of the SAA family of aquariums. Serve as the face of the SAA family of aquariums/zoos in leading/establishing successful business outcomes; developing knowledgeable and productive teams by establishing strong corporate culture.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Professional Animal Care

  • Manage and coordinate with the Husbandry Director to schedule projects within the Husbandry Departments.
  • Plan and direct acquisition, display, care and breeding of the animal collection.
  • Ensure directors are identifying animal health problems and coordinating care and treatment with veterinarians.
  • Be knowledgeable in the life histories of animals in the collection.

Communications

  • Attend development and planning meetings including director meetings, staff meetings, new exhibit planning meetings, and problem-solving meetings.
  • Write reports and memos and serve as liaison to other facilities on husbandry matters. Strong adherence to company policies. Develop job titles, positions and procedures as facilities grow
  • Perform public relations functions associated with the department; e.g., TV, radio, and social media events
  • Attend professional meetings and conferences as requested.
  • Keep ownership and district general manager informed of department operations and problems.
  • Promote good relations with visitors, volunteers, community and staff.
  • Ensure facilities are maintaining exhibits and collection in a manner stimulating to our guests.

Supervision of Personnel

  • Encourage an atmosphere of professionalism among personnel.
  • Work to ensure husbandry management is performing in such a way to uphold top-notch exhibits.
  • Hire and train new husbandry managers and specialized employees.
  • Oversee facility projects and monitor work.
  • Prepare and conduct management performance evaluations

Facility Maintenance: Behind the scenes – Life Support

  • Continually improve animal exhibits.
  • Ensure the maintenance and operations of life support systems are being conducted throughout all facilities.
  • Work with the husbandry team to determine performance parameters of life support systems.
  • Work with managers to develop policies and procedures for all aspects of water quality and management of exhibits water systems.

Department Management:

  • Work closely with veterinarians to ensure the best possible health and well-being of the animal collection.
  • Monitor records on water quality, and be proactive in amending problems.
  • Monitor animal related records input and maintenance.
  • Work with the Husbandry team to determine needs and make acquisition of all animals
  • Work with the Husbandry team and ownership to plan and implement new exhibits.
  • Coordinate purchases of food, supplies, and equipment and maintain inventories.
  • Plan and implement long and short term goals for each exhibit and each staff member.
  • Maintain knowledge of industry innovations and new techniques.
  • Acquire and dispose of collection specimens in accordance with the Acquisition/Disposition Policy.
  • Coordinate International, Federal, State and Local permitting processes for specimen acquisition/disposition and oversee all related permit requirements.
  • Work to develop and review plans for graphics, technical works and publications.
  • Provide advice and recommendations on technical and design aspects of long range development that incorporates animal life.
  • Work to review, develop and enforce husbandry policies and procedures at each facility

EDUCATION AND PRE-REQUISITESbr Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Zoology, Animal Science, or related field with relevant coursework (related work experience may be substituted)
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience with fish, birds, reptiles, and sharks
  • Minimum of 5 years’ supervisory experience, director level preferred
  • Complete knowledge of all phases of animal husbandry programs, systems design, physical life support operations, and exhibit design and display techniques
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles of biology
  • Proven knowledge in identification and treatment of fish diseases, necropsy, and diagnosis. Worked with varied species including but not limited to: lemurs, sloths, anteaters, big cats, sea turtles, sharks, stingrays, jellyfish, alligators, monitors, macaws, and giraffes.
  • Must have strong working knowledge in and experience with Life Support Systems as well as animal training.
  • Advanced level of S.C.U.B.A. diving training and must be able and or willing to dive as needed
  • Proficient in a variety of computer software applications

Physical/Mental Requirements:

  • Report to work location by scheduled time.
  • Maintain clean, professional appearance.
  • Be organized and self-motivated.
  • Occasionally heavy lifting of 50 pounds or more.
  • Constantly required to swim, sit, walk, talk, hear, taste, and smell.
  • Constantly must use arms/hands/fingers to reach/handle/feel in a work environment.
  • Constantly walking in a wet environment on uneven surfaces.
  • Constantly using stairs and climbing ladders.
  • Constant visual acuity required, including close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception and ability to focus.
  • Frequently required to climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, balance, and to perform repetitive behaviors
  • Must be observant and willing to travel
  • Must work with other employees in a polite, patient manner.
  • Must be willing to participate in public interaction and education.
  • Must be self-motivated, organized and able to follow projects through to completion.
  • Must be capable of dealing with and handling emergencies in a calm, professional manner.

Working Conditions
Must be available to work hours or take calls to support your team outside of scheduled business hours for emergency and non-emergency situations. On call 24 hours a day. Work and swim in fresh and/or saltwater, all man-made. Walking and working within a wet environment. Outdoor work on occasion, under a variety of conditions: cold weather, hot weather, rain, mud, ocean environments, and dry land. Subject to the possibility of bites, scratches and stings.

While this job description attempts to describe the essential functions of the position, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. It does not restrict management’s right to assign or reassign duties or responsibilities to this job at any time.

Salary: $42,000-$52,000 (depending on experience)

Apply by sending resume and cover letter to: Jamie.S@sanantonioaquarium.net

Zookeeper I/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 1 or 2 position.

This position will care for a variety of exotic animals, and depending on experience will 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
  • 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
  • Impeccable time management
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing

Preference will be given to candidates with:

  • Experience working with Class 1 animals
  • 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

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

Seasonal Zookeeper
ZooWorld Zoological Park, Panama City Beach, Florida

ZooWorld Zoological Park is a 5 acre facility located just minutes from the white sandy beaches of Florida’s Emerald Coast. Seeking highly motivated and innovative individuals to fill seasonal Zookeeper 1 positions. These positions will care for a variety exotic animals, while gaining hands on experience and training in a fast paced diverse environment. As part of the ZooWorld team, you will be required to work a rotating schedule that includes weekends and holidays, and perform highly physical work on a daily basis.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • 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.
  • Impeccable time management.
  • 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, caring for and conditioning psittacines.
  • Experience handling, feeding and caring for reptiles.
  • Experience with public presentation.

TYPICAL DUTIES:
Clean and maintain animal enclosures. 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. Daily observation of animals to monitor health and well-being. Report animal illness or injury to appropriate staff. Document animal records with accuracy. Daily interaction with public through the use of ambassador animals, keeper talks, and up-close experiences.

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

Corporate Registrar
Virginia Safari Park, Gulf Breeze Zoo, Alabama Safari Park

Location: Gulf Breeze, Florida

Job Description: Corporate Registrar
This position maintains the animal records/inventory for Zoofari Parks LLC owned properties using ZIMS and ensures the maintenance and quality of data for use in the management and development of husbandry and breeding programs as well as the provision of data for cooperative ventures at both the regional and international levels. Under the direction of the Corporate Animal Collection Manager, the Corporate Registrar conducts the collection and maintenance of the inventory of the Zoofari Parks Inc. animal collection, and records transactions including acquisitions, dispositions, behavioral, reproductive, and medical notes.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Maintains both active and inactive animal records systems ensuring data quality, appropriate retention, preservation, and accessibility
  • Assures that accurate collection information is entered into animal record keeping software and as requested, forwarded to zoo association conservation programs
  • Under direction of the collection manager, will assist with annual animal loan updates, documents for animal transactions, etc.
  • Assists with acquiring and maintaining all local, state, and federal wildlife permits and licenses
  • Maintains an internal database of animal records that will allow the creation of reports as needed on multiple metrics in the collection

Requirements:

  • A degree in animal science or related field of study is preferred but not required
  • Prior experience in zoological record keeping or similar data entry and management can be substituted for a degree.
  • The preferred applicant will have prior demonstrated skills using ZIMS or ability to quickly learn how to use the software
  • General knowledge of taxonomy, natural history, animal husbandry
  • Knowledge of records management standards and best practices
  • Excellent communication skills, computer literacy, and knowledge of common software applications

Compensation:
Pay of $35,000-42,000 depending on experience , medical coverage, vacation, and sick time, and 401k.

How to Apply:
E-mail cover letter and resume to: gavin@zoofariparks.com and place “Corporate Registrar Job” in the subject line.

Intern
Wild Wonders, Bonsall, California

DESCRIPTION
Wild Wonders is a ZAA accredited facility 20 minutes from Oceanside CA.

We offer internships for a min of 3 full days/week for 4 months or 4 days/week for three months. Interns will learn diet and nutrition(and how it relates back to the species in the wild), husbandry, our conservation projects we support, training and handling and will learn and assist with onsite as well as offsite programs.

EDUCATION AND PRE-REQUISITES

  • Must be currently enrolled or recently graduated from a university with a degree/major in Zoology or related field.
  • Must be able to function outdoors in adverse weather conditions and be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Previous internship experience is preferable.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
This is a non paid teaching internship

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Please send resume to wildwonders@att.net

For more information visit: www.wildwonders.org

Exotic Feline Keeper - Full Time
Panther Ridge Conservation Center, Loxahatchee, Florida

DESCRIPTION
Panther Ridge is looking for a full 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 will be discussed during a 3-day working interview. You will be required to work 5 days a week including holidays/weekends.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Please send resume, cover letter, a letter of recommendation and 3 references to the Head Keeper sadieryan1117@gmail.com

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

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

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

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.

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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