Available Positions

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
  • Must possess a high school diploma

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

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

Interns

Panther Ridge Conservation Center, Loxahatchee, Florida

DESCRIPTION
Panther Ridge is looking for interns to care for many species of exotic felines. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to providing exceptional care for the animals in our collection, all while supporting conservation efforts in Africa and Asia. Although we are not open to the general public, we provide educational private tours conducted by all staff and interns. Panther Ridge is currently home to over 20 cats including Cheetah, Leopard, Jaguar, Puma, Clouded Leopard, Ocelot, Serval, Caracal and Fishing Cat. Check out our website to learn more pantherridge.org

EDUCATION AND PRE-REQUISITES
Responsibilities Include:

  • Diet preparation
  • Cleaning of enclosures
  • Animal interactions/training
  • General maintenance as needed
  • Assisting with veterinary care if needed
  • Providing enrichment
  • Public interactions through tours
  • Follow safety procedures

Requirements
  • Must be working toward or have a degree in biology, zoological or a related field
  • 3 months full time exotic feline experience preferred
  • Previous training experience always a plus
  • Ability to lift and carry 40-60 pound boxes
  • 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 hardworking, self-motivated individual
  • Must work well with others
  • Must have their own reliable car

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Start and end dates are flexible. Internships last 3 months and can be extended for the right individual. Interns are expected to work 6 days a week. Housing and a $200/month stipend will be provided.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
To apply send a resume, cover letter, and three references to our Head Keeper sadieryan1117@gmail.com

Zoo Curator

Big Bear Alpine Zoo, Big Bear, California

San Bernardino County Special Districts - Big Bear Valley Recreation and Parks District

Big Bear Alpine Zoo is seeking a dynamic, visionary and experienced leader to join the Big Bear Valley Recreation and Parks Districts team as the Zoo Curator. The Zoo Curator is responsible for the care and management of the animal collection, so must be familiar with best practices in animal welfare, behavior, transport, capture and restraint; wildlife rehabilitation, behavioral enrichment, and exhibit design; federal, state, and regulatory agencies and requirements and record keeping; and conservation, education, interpretation, and marketing efforts. The Zoo Curator is also responsible for managing the facility, including the supervision, direction, and training of approximately 18 staff members and various volunteers, as well as the thriving gift shop and education and conservation programs at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo. Join the excitement as Special Districts proceeds forward to open our larger, brand new facility in the coming months! Explore our excellent Benefits Package!

The Big Bear Alpine Zoo is one of only two alpine zoos in the United States. As San Bernardino County's only zoo, it also supports the County's wildlife rehabilitation efforts, offering sick, injured or orphaned wild animals a safe haven -- temporarily while they heal or permanently if they are unable to survive on their own. Many of the animals brought to us for rehabilitation are successfully released back into their native environment. Those that remain with us on exhibit are either too injured or have been imprinted by humans and cannot be released back into the wild to care for themselves.

The Big Bear Alpine Zoo is home to more than 150 mammals, birds, and reptiles representing more than 85 different species, while operating on a budget of over $2M. The Zoo is open to the public 364 days per year and the Zoo hosts over one hundred thousand visitors annually.

Today's Dreams........Tomorrow's Reality --- Our NEW State-of-the-Art Zoo is nearing completion. Our new facility will continue to provide a safe and loving "Home for Life" for animals which cannot be released back into the wild, while providing for a higher quality of care for those that can.

Overview of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo -- The zoo is located in the mountains of the San Bernardino National Forest at an elevation of 7140 feet. The Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District, a Special District of the County of San Bernardino, owns the zoo and facilities. Animal Care, Groundskeepers, Maintenance, Education and Administration staff are all County employees. Working together, the Park District oversees the operation of the zoo, and the Curator oversees the day to day activities of the zoo.

To learn more, visit our website and these links:

The Big Bear Alpine Zoo

Big Bear Alpine Zoo Mission

Big Bear Alpine Zoo Core Values

Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo

Minimum Requirements:

Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelors degree in Zoology, Biology, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Medicine, Anthropology or related field.

--AND--

Experience: Seven (7) years progressive experience in zoological work, three (3) of which must have been performing in a supervisory capacity.

Applicants with an acceptable combination of relevant education and experience may be considered.

For details, please review the announcement at www.sbcounty.gov/jobs. Application can be made on-line – apply ASAP. (909) 387-8304 - EEO/ADA

Animal Care Internships (multiple)

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Glen Rose, Texas

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is an 1,800 acre non-profit conservation center that specializes in captive breeding programs for species of peril. We at Fossil Rim would like to share the experience through the intern training program.

There are five intern positions currently available within Fossil Rim's Animal Care Department:

1) Whitfield Collins Carnivore Internship;
2) Children's Animal Center (CAC) Internship;
3) Rhino Internship;
4) Hoofstock Animal Care Internship and
5) Prairie Grouse Conservation Internship (late March / early April through July / August; March 1st deadline and interns selected on a rolling basis)

Candidates should have completed at least two years (CAC) or three years (other internships) of an undergraduate or graduate program related to wildlife management, conservation biology or a related science degree. They must also have a valid driver's license. Interns will gain practical experience caring for captive wildlife. Experiences include feeding, cleaning, endangered species management, chemical immobilization, record-keeping and many other related activities.

STIPEND AND HOUSING ARE AVAILABLE.

Semester times are:
SPRING- (January– May) deadline for applications is October 1;
SUMMER- (May-August) deadline is March 1;
FALL- (September–December) deadline is June 1.

Stipend
A $300/month stipend (for expenses) and free on-site housing are provided.

How to Apply
Please apply through our website. WE DO NOT accept applications via email. Click the "Apply for this Position" button, fill out the form, upload the required documents, and click the "Submit Application" button. We require a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for 3 professional references. Please specify which season you are applying for.

If you prefer to send your application by mail, the address is: Fossil Rim Wildlife Center; Attn: Intern Coordinator; 2155 County Road 2008; Glen Rose, TX 76043. You may also fax an application to 254-870-3124.

For more information on each internship and to apply, please visit our website at https://fossilrim.org/career-internships/

Conservation Education Internship

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Glen Rose, Texas

We are currently accepting applications for the January 18 to June 18, 2021 season. The deadline is October 1st.
Do you hope to inspire those around you with your enthusiasm for discovery and passion for wildlife and the environment? Then the Conservation Education Internship is for you! At Fossil Rim Wildlife Center you'll promote environmental education and wildlife conservation through a diversity of compelling learning experiences, including fun interactive programs, hikes and games.
The Conservation Education Interns work with scouts, schools, families and other audiences to present a variety of educational programs including overnight camps, outreach booths, and school based activities. You will be trained in giving guided tours that explore our 7-mile Scenic Wildlife Drive, providing you, as well as our guests, with personal encounters with many of our animals.
Interns also help care for the Ambassador Animals: snakes, tarantulas, hissing cockroaches, and more! The wide variety of teaching opportunities and educational training provides the Conservation Education Intern with an exciting array of new skills and experiences to better prepare interns for their future in education.

Desired Experience, Capabilities and Educational Skills:
Undergraduate degree in wildlife management, biology, education or a related discipline is preferred. Experience working with children, the public, or in an educational setting required. You must also have a valid driver's license.

Stipend
A $300/month stipend (for expenses) and on-site housing provided free of cost. Due to the nature and requirements of this position, Conservation Education Interns are required to live in the provided on-site housing.

Please apply through our website (https://fossilrim.org/career-internships/). WE DO NOT accept applications via email. Click the "Apply for this Position" button, fill out the form, upload the required documents, and click the "Submit Application" button. We require a cover letter, resume, and three contactable references. It is best if you list the references in your cover letter. 

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. Other animals will include non-venomous snakes, lizards, turtles/tortoises, amphibians, as well as some birds and mammals.

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.

Office Manager

Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo, New Braunfels, Texas

DESCRIPTION
Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo is looking for a motivated person to fill the Office Manager position. The Office Manager directs, leads, manages, and motivates the staff through task assignment and performance monitoring. This position is responsible for ensuring that the highest standards of animal care and visitor amenities are maintained. The Office Manager works closely with the Deputy Director to supervise all aspects of the park, specifically focusing on visitor activities, park documentation, marketing, and financial matters. This position requires high-level communication skills and the individual in this role must function well in a logistically challenging environment.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Ensure proper husbandry, health and development of the Zoo's animals and associated exhibits in accordance with industry standards, best practices, ZAA Accreditation requirements, and legal requirements
  • Maintain the overall financial integrity of the Zoo by monitoring associated operating revenues, expenses, and other related financial matters
  • Plan, implement, and oversee visitor enhancing activities and events
  • Supervise all pertinent park documentation -- electronic or printed -- including, but not limited to, all animal records, polices, procedures, protocols, handbooks, guidelines, programs, purchase orders, supplies, schedules, permits, and other paperwork
  • Oversee care and maintenance of the entire animal collection following park and department SOPs and safety procedures
  • Administer all approved systems of documentation and recordkeeping to maintain accurate statistics for permitting and inspections
  • Oversee the success of programs and initiatives in education and conservation

EDUCATION AND PRE-REQUISITES
Zoological facility management experience is preferred. 
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 typing or filing.

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 DrTrager@hczoo.com. Candidates must be able to be present for on-site interviews.

Retail Manager

Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo, New Braunfels, Texas

DESCRIPTION
Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo is looking for a motivated person to fill a retail sales management position in the Gift Shop. Retail Managers ensure a positive experience for each customer, guarantee efficient, courteous handling of customer requests (including sales, payment/service problem resolution and informative answers to any inquiry about the facility or the animals). This position works closely with our Director in the day-to-day operations of the shop. This position requires someone who is passionate, informed and confident. The Retail Manager should be in-the-know and on-top of things like cash management, time & attendance, scheduling, event planning and opening/closing the store. Marketing knowledge will be needed for in-store merchandising and promotional activity. This is an area that is growing rapidly and our facility needs an enthusiastic, customer-focused employee.

The Retail Manager position will also need to provide fast, friendly service by actively seeking out customers to assess their needs and provide assistance. Similar to the sales associates, they must have an emphasis on department and product knowledge, providing information on product features, and knowing related items to sell an entire project (including admission tickets and animal feed). The Retail Manager must oversee the in-stock condition of the gift shop, and ensure that it is clean, shoppable, and safe.  This position will often act as the Person in Charge— they must take on the responsibility of providing a safe working and shopping environment by following all safety policies & standards, immediately correcting hazards & unsafe conditions or reporting conditions to the Director.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

MANAGEMENT OF STORE AND STAFF:

  • Supervise all operational aspects of the Gift Shop including, but not limited to, inventory, merchandising, stocking, remodeling, staffing, management, purchasing, receiving, and daily upkeep of the retail space
  • Able to train gift shop staff by reviewing and reiterating the Employee Handbook and other policies, as well as products and training materials; delivering training sessions; reviewing staff job results and learning needs with retail store manager; developing and implementing new product training
  • Demonstrate desired behaviors for staff including driving sales, handling difficult and/or complicated sales, cash management, inventory, and follow-up with customers
  • Providing a strong leadership presence and control in store and leading by example
  • Regularly communicates with management to discuss strengths, opportunities, and trends in business
  • Ensures all pricing, signage, and displays are correct at all times
  • Maintains inventory of merchandise through the POS system, physical counts and other necessary means (including quarterly inventory maintenance)
  • Receives regular vendor deliveries and stocks sales floor in a timely manner
  • Performs all duties as directed by supervisor
  • Work with Operations Director to create an effective schedule; cover shifts when necessary
  • Maintain safe counts and all incoming and outgoing revenue

ENSURES CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

  • Actively seek out customers to offer assistance
  • Offer a friendly greeting, smile, and make eye contact with customers, especially upon their initial arrival to the zoo
  • Show enthusiasm with the customer
  • When necessary, handle several customers at once
  • Thank customers for their business at Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo
  • Follow up with customers via telephone or email when appropriate
  • Teams up with others to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Resolve customer complaints or involve the appropriate manager to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Cooperate with other Associates when asked to help

ENSURE GIFT SHOP IS FULLY STOCKED, CLEAN AND SHOPPABLE

  • Execute daily stock maintenance: all shelves are stocked, no visible dust or ripped packaging, no damaged merchandise
  • Ensure that shelves, aisles, display units, etc. are clean, well-lit and appealing to the customer's eye

BUILD PERSONAL SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE 

  • Proactively seek knowledge on all products and services (including basic knowledge on animals, exhibits, zoo expansion and shows)
  • Maintain advanced knowledge of all products in department (including retail merchandise, admission, field trips, birthday parties and group events)

BUILD SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE OF OTHER ASSOCIATES AND CO-WORKERS 

  • Coach others regarding customer service skills
  • Practice positive thinking and constructive criticism

EDUCATION AND PRE-REQUISITES
Previous retail experience is required. Candidates will need to have good communication skills, be able to follow specific instructions and to communicate activities and observations clearly in writing and verbally. 

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 DrTrager@hczoo.com. Candidates must be able to be present for on-site interviews.

Conservation Coordinators

Global Center for Species Survival at the Indianapolis Zoo, Indianapolis, Indiana

The Indianapolis Zoo is a national leader of animal conservation and is an AZA accredited institution.  Located on a 64 acre campus in the heart of vibrant downtown Indianapolis, the State's capitol, the Indianapolis Zoo is one of the largest privately funded zoos in the United States. Known as "The Crossroads of America", Indianapolis is in close proximity to Chicago, St. Louis, Louisville, Cincinnati, Detroit, Columbus, and Nashville. 

The Indianapolis Zoo and the Species Survival Commission (part of the International Union for Conservation of Nature) have partnered to create the Global Center for Species Survival (GCSS), which will be operated from within the Indianapolis Zoo. The GCSS will house a multicultural team of full-time staff employed by the Zoo who will be dedicated to support the missions of the Indianapolis Zoo and the SSC.  Work will be primarily performed at the Indianapolis Zoo GCSS office, but travel may be required.

The GCSS Staff Team will provide critical training, capacity and coordination support to further mobilize the species conservation efforts of IUCN SSC Network of experts alongside wider partner and key stakeholder communities. Seven Conservation Coordinators (each assigned to a specific Group) will comprise part of the GCSS Staff Team. 

GCSS positions are open and available to all candidates worldwide. International candidates must be able to acquire a work visa. Fluency in English a requirement of all positions.  Fluency in other languages is desired.

Applications are being accepted until August 1, 2020 for the seven (7) Coordinator positions that will report to the Director of the GCSS.  They will implement the priorities identified by these IUCN SSC Group Chairs :

Birds
Freshwater Species and Ecosystems
Invertebrates
Mammals
Marine Species and Ecosystems
Plants & Fungi
Reptile and Amphibians

These Groups are focused on assessing, planning and mobilizing policy and action for species conservation around the world. Applicants are advised to apply for the Group or Groups which most closely aligns with the applicant's area(s) of expertise. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Collecting, assembling and analyzing various types of data.
  • Advance global species conservation efforts around the SSC Species Conservation Cycle (Assess-Plan-Act), with a specific focus on the "Plan" and "Act".
  • Gather and integrate knowledge and expertise into creating strategic proposals for approval, launching projects/initiatives, developing calls for action on specific species issues, coordinating behavior change campaigns (in collaboration with the Behavior Change Coordinator), and assisting in species-specific IUCN Resolutions and Recommendations.
  • Contribute to and review formal, programmatic and communication documents as required, including periodic outcome and planning reporting to the SSC for the annual SSC Data process.
  • Bolster collaboration across the SSC network and the constituent parts of IUCN, governments, non-profit conservation organizations, accredited zoo and aquarium communities and the wider conservation community to maximize the relevance and conservation impact of activities and joint projects for reptile and amphibian conservation.
  • Support the SSC Conservation Planning Specialist Group by building active links with SSC Specialist Groups requiring conservation planning support.
  • Attend, and where possible help coordinate, Specialist Group meetings.
  • Engage with conservation campaigns targeted at species requiring urgent conservation attention, mobilizing relevant experts, appropriate communication and behavior change efforts and, support collaborations with other NGOs and governments to deliver action to prevent imminent extinctions.
  • Identify gaps in expertise by taxa and/or region and guide proponents through the formal process for establishing new groups, review drafts, coordinate wider review and final sign-off with the Steering Committee.
  • Encourage and assist the SSC Network to be more action-orientated through promoting the implementation and delivery of action plans, and through supporting the development of partnerships or fundraising efforts to support this implementation.
  • Identify issues within SSC Specialist Groups (or complaints directly received) that require mediation or resolution. Refer such issues to the SSC Chair's Office.
  • Build relationships with existing training programs, e.g., CLP, EDGE Fellows, Durrell Academy, to encourage emerging talent to integrate into the SSC network.
  • Actively support efforts to improve diversity across SSC network in gender, nationality, ethnicity, age, disciplinary background, profession and other attributes that might enhance those groups' effectiveness.

Required education, skills, and professional work experience:

  • A Bachelor degree from an accredited institution in biology, ecology, botany, zoology, natural resources management or a related field.
  • Broad knowledge of international biodiversity and conservation issues relating to species Group.
  • Demonstrated experience and a good understanding of the practical aspects of biodiversity conservation actions, endangered species protections and policy especially relating to Group.
  • Well-developed organizational skills included demonstrated experience managing multiple priorities, and ability to work independently to complete tasks within assigned time frames.
  • Working knowledge of the IUCN SSC, and with leaders and stakeholders in conservation.
  • Minimum of 5 years of related professional work experience.
  • Strong skills in project management, planning and project implementation.
  • Experience with international projects and supporting new initiatives.
  • Ability to effectively manage teams to deliver results.
  • International stakeholder management experience, multi-lingual and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience desirable.
  • Excellent written and oral communication, diplomacy and interpersonal skills.
  • Fluency in English a requirement.  Fluency in other languages desired.
  • Ability to work well in a global team to problem solve, self-manage and find solutions.
  • An eagerness to expand personal knowledge-base and adapt to new challenges.
  • Ability to travel and to work flexible hours, including long hours around Zoo fundraising events and attend after-hours committee meetings or events.
  • Experience in fundraising and / or demonstrated success in proposal writing.
  • Excellent people relationship management skills, ability to work as part of a team, with respect for and sensitivity to multi-cultural approaches.
  • Advanced and competent user of standard word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database software and electronic communication technology (e.g. e-mail, Skype, WhatsApp, conference calls, etc.). Working knowledge of social media and mobile apps.
  • Ability to plan, administer and record results of work-team meetings and activities.

The Physical Demands of this role include:

The Indianapolis Zoo follows all local, state and federal employment laws. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else and guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities.

The following physical demands are potential physical demands common for this position:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to, stand, sit, talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard reach, stoop or kneel to reach computer equipment.
  • Will be working indoors and occasionally outdoors in all kinds of weather. Temperature extremes from -20 to 35°C, with typical outdoor temperatures from 10-25°C.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements due to computer work.
  • Hearing – must be adequate to perform job duties, communicate over the telephone, and two-way radio.
  • Vision – must be able to observe an area that can be seen up and down, or to right or left while eyes are fixed on a given point.
    • NEAR ACUITY – Clarity of vision (with or without glasses/contact lenses) at 20 inches or less.
    • FAR ACUITY – Clarity of vision (with or without glasses/contact lenses) at 20 feet or more.
  • Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, stand, walk, push, pull and lift on a regular basis.
  • Ability to walk/and or stand for extended periods of time.
  • Light to moderate lifting of up to 50 lbs. (25 kg) may be required.
  • Ability to endure the stress of traveling.

EMPLOYMENT AND APPLICATION INFORMATION:

The Indianapolis Zoo offers a competitive total compensation package that includes medical, dental, vision, life, and short term disability; 403b plan; paid holidays, and paid time off. 

Successfully completing pre-employment requirements of a drug test, driving record check, and a limited criminal history check is a condition of employment.

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates must complete an on-line application at http://www.indianapoliszoo.com/contact/employment-and-volunteers/zoo-staff-employment

ONLY ON-LINE APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED. 

In the "Position Desired" section of the on-line application, please enter "GCSS Coordinator" and specify the Group(s) for which you are applying.

Cover letters and resumes are required, and may be attached to your on-line application.

Please indicate your salary requirements.

Faxed, mailed, and delivered resumes will not be considered.  PLEASE, NO PHONE CALLS.  

Applications must be received no later than August 1, 2020

The Indianapolis Zoo is a Child Safe / EOE/ Drug Free/Smoke Free Work Environment.


General Curator

Alabama Safari Park, Hope Hull, Alabama

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

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

Requirements:

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

Our benefits package includes competitive pay, vacation and sick leave, access to company assisted insurance and a 401K.

Please send your cover letter and resume to:

Chris Mogensen, Director

Alabama Safari Park

Chris@zoofariparks.com
Keeper

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.

To apply please submit a cover letter and resume to Robin Lentz, Co-Director at rlentz@mmzoo.org.

Selected candidates will be contacted for an initial interview.

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

SUMMARY:

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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

Performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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

PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:

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

Send cover letter and resume to Patti Clark at info@austinzoo.org

Lead Keeper
Wild Wonders, Bonsall, California

Wild Wonders is a small, busy ZAA accredited wildlife education facility in Southern California

Duties include:

  • Husbandry
  • Training
  • Management of ambassador animal collection
  • Oversight of staff of 6-8 and large volunteer corp
  • Record keeping

Requirements:

  • Zoology or related degree preferred
  • Must have a min of two years experience in a professional zoological setting, preferably with management experience.
  • Must be physically fit and able to work in adverse weather conditions.
  • Cheetah experience preferred

Pay:

  • Commensurate with experience

Please send resume to: wildwonders@att.net

No phone calls please

Zoo Keeper, Seasonal
African Safari Wildlife Park, Port Clinton, Ohio

Description:

No two days will be the same, this Position entails being able to be cross-trained in all animal-related Positions at African Safari Wildlife Park. Will be working in both Guest areas as well as behind-the-scenes areas with on-Staff Keepers. Animal Care Responsibilities - may include but are not limited to:

  • Cleaning Stalls, barns, outlaying animal pens
  • Maintaining a clean and safe working environment
  • Raking halls
  • Driving Tractors (after trained and comfortable on a tractor)
  • Unloading hay
  • Animal Record Keeping/Documentation
  • Will prepare animal diets as prescribed and deliver daily diets to assigned species
  • Will provide fresh water daily
  • Will clean and maintain indoor and outdoor animal exhibit areas on a daily basis or as determined by management.
  • Will ensure animal containment at all times.
  • Will comply with all safety procedures including the use of Lock Out/Tag Out when entering or leaving exhibit areas.
  • Will observe and monitor the health status of each individual animal on a daily basis or more often as determined by veterinarian, or General Manager.
  • Will perform daily and regular inspections of assigned area to ensure animal containment and keeper safety.All safety or exhibit concerns will be reported to the General Manager.
  • May accompany maintenance staff on inspection tours.
  • May assist the Veterinarian in medical procedures as needed.
  • May provide medical care as designed by the Veterinarian or General Manager.
  • Responsible for becoming familiar with the husbandry guidelines for assigned species. Becomes knowledgeable for assigned species' behaviors, including breeding, socialization, parenting, etc.
  • Will attend and contribute to keeper meetings.
  • Will assist other departments during special events, after hours events, conference center bookings, and other programs.
  • May occasionally work off-site for an individual or company other than ASWP. If and when this occurs, policy and procedures are in place that ensures all laws are met and the employee is properly compensated.
  • May require use of private vehicle on occasion.
  • Assist Drive-Thru Rangers in keeping animals/moving animals into proper sections
  • Assist with camel rides if needed (could entail walking camels and or loading camels, cash management, etc).
  • Present a friendly, courteous and helpful demeanor to all guests at all times
  • Wave to all guests and staff
  • Make sure guests and animals are safe and following all park rules and guidelines while enjoying their park experience.

Necessary Skills for all Positions:

  • Must be comfortable operating farm equipment, does not require past experience as training will be a part of the job
  • Will present a friendly, courteous and helpful demeanor to all guests at all times
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently and as a Team Member
  • Excellent guest service skills: ability to adhere to Companies Guest Service Standards
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to use Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Must be a team player
  • Must be safety conscious
  • Will present a friendly, courteous, helpful demeanor to all guest at all times.
  • Have a valid Driver's License

Essential Functions

  • Certain jobs may require you to access confined areas, climb ladders, lift or carry items up to 50lbs, escort or guide people or animals, perform overhead or ground level duties, etc.
  • Be able to stand for long periods of time up to 8 hours, (Excluding Breaks)
  • Be able to work in adverse weather conditions

Compensation/Benefits

  • Compensation based on Experience, position starts at $9.00 per hour.
  • African Safari does not provide housing.
  • Seasonal Keeper position is full time, position can be classified as an Internship if needing school credit.
  • Can bring up to 3 Visitors into the Park for FREE on non-scheduled days.

How to Apply

Zoo Director
Salisbury Zoo, Salisbury, Maryland

City of Salisbury - Zoo Director, Salisbury Zoo

$60,606-$66,914 Excellent Range of Benefits

City of Salisbury Overview: Situated between the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean is the capital of the Eastern Shore, Salisbury, Maryland. With a growing population of over 32,000, Salisbury has become home to a very diverse community of people. Whether it is for the vibrant economic opportunity, quality public education, world-class healthcare, reinvigorated environmental stewardship, or globally known corporations, people are coming to be a part of this ever-changing town.

Zoo Overview: The City of Salisbury seeks an energetic and detail-oriented leader for the Director for the Salisbury Zoological Park. The Salisbury Zoo is a nationally recognized free municipal zoo with a strong emphasis on fostering enthusiasm for wildlife and inspiring conservation of our natural world. With almost 300,000 visitors every year the Salisbury Zoo is a beloved and regional attraction on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The Zoo's 12 acres are located at the heart of our City and is the center of City Park, a 113 acre park, along the Wicomico River. This community resource has been vital to the education of our regional schools. The 186 animal collection are cared for in a new state of the art animal health facility. While the main attraction are the animals, the Zoo sees itself as a cultural and entertainment icon, hosting events throughout the year. The Salisbury Zoo is positioned for growth and new opportunities as it heads towards its 70th year.

Position Profile: The Director will be responsible for leading, directing and managing the animal care, education, marketing, a thriving gift shop, concession, and conservation programs of the Salisbury Zoological Park. Working closely with the Salisbury Zoo Commission, Delmarva Zoological Society, and under the direction of the Deputy Director of Field Operations, the Director will implement a comprehensive zoo management program, including robust capital and operational fundraising programs; cultivate and foster strong relationships, both internally and externally, in order to inspire community support; oversee all operations and a staff of 14+.

Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in a related field and at least 5 years of Zoo experience or related experience, to include but not limited to Tourism, and Recreation and Parks. Three years of management experience required, and master's degree preferred. Strong leadership ability with proven management skills in leading and developing staff and working with a highly motivated team. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and interpersonal skills are essential. A demonstrated commitment to excellence and to high moral and ethical principles with an attitude of creativity, innovation, confidence, and entrepreneurship, and with an ability to inspire and motivate donors, staff, and volunteers. Proven track record with managing construction projects, oversight of contractors, bid solicitation, and managing budgets. Successful management experience with living collections and experience in cultivating philanthropic support is desired. Valid driver's license also required. $60,606-$66,914, excellent range of benefits.

Closing Date: First Consideration by Wednesday, March 18, 2020

APPLY: online at www.salisbury.md/apply upload detailed resume and cover letter into the application.

City of Salisbury HR
125 N. Division St., Salisbury, MD 21801
410-548-1065
Fax: 410-548-3748

Web site: www.salisbury.md

E-mail: jobs@salisbury.md

Director 1
California Living Museum, Bakersfield, California

KERN COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

APPROVED NOVEMBER 2019

SALARY SCHEDULE: #92

CLASSIFIED ADMINISTRATIVE – OVERTIME EXEMPT

CODE: 2, 6, 8

DEFINITION

Under the direction of the Chief of Staff, the Director will mentor, manage, and provide inspired, forward-thinking leadership to California Living Museum (CALM) staff, while creating and promoting a work environment and culture that reflects Kern County Superintendent of Schools/CALM's mission, vision, and values.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

  • Provide day-to-day leadership and management that support the mission, vision and core values of CALM;
  • oversee, plan, organize and coordinate the California Living Museum (CALM);
  • work within the framework of the Education Code, office policies and procedures, and applicable state and federal regulations;
  • ensure CALM has the proper controls, processes and procedures in place to effectively develop, maintain and ensure operating strength;
  • influence and drive operations to achieve and surpass organizational goals and objectives;
  • motivate and lead; serve to cultivate skills; inspire, encourage and evaluate the performance of assigned staff;
  • foster a success-oriented, accountable environment;
  • apply business expertise to maintain and advance financial goals; assist as needed in the formulation and development of budgets, fiscal policies, procedures and programs;
  • communicate with internal and external stakeholders to coordinate CALM activities and programs; resolve issues and conflicts and exchange information;
  • cultivate and represent CALM to local and regional entities, including media, governmental agencies, and community groups to further the mission of CALM;
  • initiate or assist with organizational planning and implementation, including strategic/business plans, master/facility plans, collection plans, conservation plans and education plans;
  • provide leadership and oversight on capital projects; interface with architects and planners to deliver quality improvements on time and within budget;
  • develop and prepare the annual preliminary budget for areas of responsibility; analyze and review budgetary and financial data; assist in monitoring revenues and expenses in compliance with the current approved budget;
  • represent CALM in appropriate professional circles;
  • responsible for the oversight and effectiveness of all internal processes including regulatory compliance and accreditations;
  • provide timely, accurate and complete reports on the operating condition of CALM;
  • attend training workshops and professional development as appropriate;
  • provide staff support to the CALM Foundation;
  • coordinate CALM's community relations and promotions;
  • responsible for the successful implementation of CALM's special events;
  • and perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:

  • Zoo operations and animals native to California;
  • leadership and supervisory strategies and techniques;
  • principles, practices, and techniques of general living museum/zoo management;
  • biological/scientific research methods;
  • principles, methods, and techniques of organization, administration and personnel management;
  • budgeting principles and methods of budget preparation and control.

Ability to:

  • Stay current on regulations and trends appropriate to position;
  • provide leadership and direction, plan, organize, motivate, and direct employees;
  • analyze administrative problems, reach practical and logical solutions and effectively implement change;
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public and volunteers;
  • speak effectively before the public;
  • work outside in inclement weather conditions.

Experience:

Three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience managing and supervising an institution or facility responsible for the care of zoo animals and public exhibits of diverse animals.

Education:

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Biology, Zoology, Natural Science, or a related field.

Acceptable substitution for four-year degree requirement: Completion of two (2) years of course work from an accredited college or university and five (5) years increasingly responsible experience managing and supervising the care of zoo animals.

Conditions of employment:

Some positions may require proof of privately owned automobile insurance and possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle operator's license which must be maintained for the duration of the assignment.

Fingerprint clearance by both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the California Department of Justice is a condition of appointment after all other required job conditions have been met.

Must present verification of completion of Child Abuse Mandated Reporter training or obtain verification within six (6) weeks of hire and annually thereafter, as required by the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act.

This position is overtime exempt and has a probationary period of one year.

Mammal 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 mammalian and avian species. Types of animals under the care of this person include carnivores, primates, hoofstock, and birds. Previous experience at a zoological institution is preferred.

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 and EmilyJ@hczoo.com. Candidates must be able to be present for on-site interviews.

Animal Trainer
St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station, St. Louis, Missouri


We are currently looking for an energetic and dynamic Animal Trainer to join our team at the St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station. This role will be responsible for managing the day-to-day husbandry operations of the care and wellbeing of the ambassador animals within the Aquarium, with a specific focus on animal training.

As an Animal Trainer, you will be responsible for the continual development of the animal behavior and enrichment programs, as well as leading public presentations with the facility's wide variety of animals.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Undertake daily operations to ensure highest level of safety, courtesy, education, efficiency and operational readiness at all times.
  • Train animal behavior and provide enrichment activities.
  • Public presentations and interactive programs consistent with the facility's philosophy and procedures.
  • Maintain positive representation to professional agencies, institutions and various committees.
  • Compliance with health and safety standards in accordance with local municipality, state and federal rules and regulations.
  • Provide animal care and ensure habitats meet compliance of facility specific policies and procedures.
  • Maintain up-to-date electronic records on animal health, training sessions, enrichment, water quality, system maintenance, and system checks, as necessary.
  • Monitor, identify, and communicate any animal health concerns.
  • In collaboration with Guest Experience Department and the Aquarium Foundation, ensure habitats and programs engage, educate and entertain diverse audiences.
  • Work closely with the Aquarium Foundation to ensure volunteers and educators provide exemplary guest service and engagement.
  • Perform daily dive requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Skills & Experience

  • 2+ years of full-time, paid experience in animal husbandry with emphasis on animal training.
  • SCUBA Diver certified required.
  • First Aid, Emergency O2 and AED certification preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree in relevant discipline required.
  • Experienced animal trainer with a strong background in ambassador animals, mammals, and/or birds is preferred.
  • Competency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.


To apply, please send us a PDF copy of your resume and a one-page cover letter outlining your relevant skills and experience for the position to recruitment@zooceanarium.com. Include the title, Animal Trainer, in the file name.

Zookeeper, Herpetology
Catoctin Wildlife Preserve, Thurmont, Maryland

Primary Responsibilities

  • Animal observations-appetite, habits, disposition and physical appearance
  • Inspect enclosures, fencing, exhibit furniture for cleanliness and upkeep, preform minor repairs as needed.
  • Diet preparation and distribution
  • Sanitation including pressure washing
  • Provide species appropriate and approved enrichment
  • Record keeping
  • Assist with medical procedures and administer medication as directed
  • Perform other duties as assigned
     

Communication

  • Provide regular updates to the Curator on the condition and status of the animals in your area
  • Attend general staff meetings
  • Promote the Preserves Mission
  • Attend all staff training sessions as directed
  • Communicate with Curator and team members
  • Give Keeper Chats as directed
  • Share approved information and activities with our visiting public


Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be able to carry up to 50 pounds. Physical demands are in excess of those for sedentary work; must be able to remain on feet for periods of time, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, push, pull, climb, balance;
  • Must be able to travel large areas on foot (1 mile at a time)
  • Weekends and Holidays are a must
  • 40 +/- weeks
  • Must be able to work in all weather conditions, including heat/humidity, cold temperatures and wet or muddy conditions
  • Must be able to stand and remain active for an eight-ten hour shift
  • Able to be exposed to bleach and detergents


To Apply
Email Laurie Hahn, General Curator at Lhahn@cwpzoo.com

Zookeeper, Avian
Catoctin Wildlife Preserve, Thurmont, Maryland

Primary Responsibilities

  • Animal observations-appetite, habits, disposition and physical appearance
  • Inspect enclosures, fencing, exhibit furniture for cleanliness and upkeep, preform minor repairs as needed.
  • Diet preparation and distribution
  • Sanitation including pressure washing
  • Provide species appropriate and approved enrichment
  • Record keeping
  • Assist with medical procedures and administer medication as directed
  • Perform other duties as assigned
     

Communication

  • Provide regular updates to the Curator on the condition and status of the animals in your area
  • Attend general staff meetings
  • Promote the Preserves Mission
  • Attend all staff training sessions as directed
  • Communicate with Curator and team members
  • Give Keeper Chats as directed
  • Share approved information and activities with our visiting public


Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be able to carry up to 50 pounds. Physical demands are in excess of those for sedentary work; must be able to remain on feet for periods of time, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, push, pull, climb, balance;
  • Must be able to travel large areas on foot (1 mile at a time)
  • Weekends and Holidays are a must
  • 40 +/- weeks
  • Must be able to work in all weather conditions, including heat/humidity, cold temperatures and wet or muddy conditions
  • Must be able to stand and remain active for an eight-ten hour shift
  • Able to be exposed to bleach and detergents


To Apply
Email Laurie Hahn, General Curator at Lhahn@cwpzoo.com

Primate and Large Cat Keeper, experienced
Catoctin Wildlife Preserve, Thurmont, Maryland

Primary Responsibilities

  • Animal observations-appetite, habits, disposition and physical appearance
  • Inspect enclosures, fencing, exhibit furniture for cleanliness and upkeep, perform minor repairs as needed.
  • Diet preparation and distribution
  • Sanitation including pressure washing
  • Provide species appropriate and approved enrichment
  • Record keeping
  • Assist with medical procedures and administer medication as directed
  • Perform other duties as assigned
     

Communication

  • Provide regular updates to the Curator on the condition and status of the animals in your area
  • Attend general staff meetings
  • Promote the Preserve's Mission
  • Attend all staff training sessions as directed
  • Communicate with Curator and team members
  • Give Keeper Chats as directed
  • Share approved information and activities with our visiting public


Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be able to carry up to 50 pounds. Physical demands are in excess of those for sedentary work; must be able to remain on feet for periods of time, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, push, pull, climb, balance;
  • Must be able to travel large areas on foot (1 mile at a time)
  • Weekends and Holidays are a must
  • 40 +/- weeks
  • Must be able to work in all weather conditions, including heat/humidity, cold temperatures and wet or muddy conditions
  • Must be able to stand and remain active for an eight-ten hour shift
  • Able to be exposed to bleach and detergents


To Apply
Email Laurie Hahn, General Curator at Lhahn@cwpzoo.com

Safari Off-Road Adventure Tour Guide
Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, New Jersey

TITLE: Safari Off-Road Adventure Tour Guide
DEPARTMENT: Safari
REPORTS TO: Safari Supervisor
 

POSITION SUMMARY:

To provide the Safari Off-Road Adventure guests animal information in an entertaining and educational manner. The tour guide position will also be responsible for the safety and well-being of all guests boarding, riding, and exiting the safari vehicles. See animals that are playing, giving birth, growing up and even animals that are extinct in the wild. You will never make the same trip twice! With your safari driver you will provide a memory that will stay with guests for a lifetime while making some memories of your own.


Apply at https://www.sixflags.com/greatadventure/special-events/hiring-events.
 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Learn, memorize and retain show scripts and animal facts of the Wild Safari collection, which includes 70 species and more than 1,200 animals.
  • Speak on and off microphone regarding the animals and exhibits.
  • Ensure each guest has a memorable experience by entertaining and educating each individual they come in contact with.
  • Enforce all Park policies and procedures.
  • Monitor exhibits closely to ensure safety of animals and guests.
  • Maintain cleanliness of the guest side of all exhibits.
  • Communicate any hazards to leads, supervisors, and/or trainers as needed.
  • Complete any and all tasks as requested by Six Flags Management.
  • Assist with ride operations of Safari Off-Road Adventure under direction of Rides Supervisors.
  • Cross train with other departments performing tasks essential for daily operation.
  • Support our Save an Icon conservation initiative by communicating that to guests.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 18 years or older
  • Strong public speaking skills and outgoing personality required.
  • Acting experience preferred but not required.
  • Ability to talk on microphone
  • Work outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Availability Requirements: Days, Evenings, Weekends, and Holidays
  • Able to communicate effectively in the English language, including the ability to read, speak, write and understand the English language
  • Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time, climb stairs or into large off road vehicles, bend, stoop, reach, twist, and lift up to 50 lbs.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • May be required to stand, sit, kneel, bend and/or crouch for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.
  • May be regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and outdoor weather conditions including extreme cold or heat
  • Occasionally exposed to high and/or precarious places
  • May be exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals (PPE will be supplied)
  • Noise level of work environment is moderate

Animal Education Intership 1, paid
Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, New Jersey

TITLE: Paid Animal Education Internship 1
DEPARTMENT: Safari
REPORTS TO: Safari Supervisor
 

Qualified applicants may submit a cover letter and resume to achebra@sftp.com.
 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Join the Six Flags Great Adventure Safari team. As a safari Intern 1, your main responsibility is to educate park guests about animals and the importance of species survival and conservation. These interactions will take place in public forums such as on microphone or during one on one discussions with guests. Individual 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. This position is great for anyone looking to start a career path with animals and/or education.
 

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.
  • Help guests during giraffe feeds.
  • Perform presentations to public on and off microphone
  • Participate in our Safari Programs including Birthday Parties, Outreaches, on property Animal Encounters and Safari Overnights.
  • Be able to tour guide for Safari off Road Adventure.
  • Be a Safari VIP tour guide
  • Be available to cross train in other areas of Safari including gate guarding, Safari Discoveries and Camp Aventura.
  • Be able to be certified in ride operations to help with Safari off Road Adventure.
  • 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.
  • Be able to clean and care for hoof stock animals
  • Be able to clean and open reptiles with a spotter.
  • Assist with cleaning bird and mammal exhibits with a spotter.
  • Know how to prep and weigh out diets.
  • Know how to do both weekly and daily tasks/projects.
  • Know how to properly record all animal husbandry including weights, diets, treatments and fecals into ZIMS (animal records software).
  • Maintain a safe and clean work area for coworkers, guests and animals.
  • Acquire basic knowledge of animal husbandry through observations
  • Make daily observation of animals and report any abnormalities to supervisor
  • Adhere to all Six Flags and Safari Department policies and protocols


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Outgoing, approachable and positive attitude
  • Motivated and in charge of your own success
  • Individuals must be 18 years of age or older
  • Working towards a Bachelor's degree in Biology, Psychology, or related field preferred
  • Public speaking experience preferred
  • Individuals must be able to lift and move up to fifty (50) pounds
  • 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 work 40 hours a week from Memorial Day to Labor Day. (Shifts may be available before or after time frame)

Educator 1, paid seasonal
Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, New Jersey

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

Qualified applicants may submit a cover letter and resume to achebra@sftp.com.
 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Join the Six Flags Great Adventure Safari team as an Educator 1. You will join our animal care team and 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. These interactions will take place in public forums such as on microphone, off site programs, tours and one on one discussions with guests.
 

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.
  • Be able to be in any role during the giraffe feeds.
  • Help guest with a giraffe painting experience.
  • Perform presentations to public on and off microphone
  • Participate in our Safari Programs including Birthday Parties, Outreaches, on property Animal Encounters and Safari Overnights.
  • Be able to tour guide for Safari off Road Adventure.
  • Be a Safari VIP tour guide
  • Be available to cross train in other areas of Safari including gate guarding, Safari Discoveries and Camp Aventura.
  • Be able to be certified in ride operations to help with Safari off Road Adventure.
  • Support our Save an Icon conservation initiative by communicating the program to guests.
  • Be able to do supervised education animal training sessions with birds, owls and some mammals based on your understanding of operant conditioning principles.
  • Be able to handle all reptiles based on your understanding of protocols.
  • Be able to write and implement a behavioral approximation plan.
  • Be able to do all morning tasks including cleaning and feeding birds, reptiles, hoof stock yards or mammals.
  • Maintain a safe and clean environment for both animals and guests.
  • Prepare all animal diets and administer vitamins or supplements
  • Make daily observation of animals and report any abnormalities to supervisor.
  • Knowledgeable in ZIMS (animal records software) and properly input all animal husbandry including diets, weights, treatments etc.
  • Adhere to all Six Flags and departmental policies.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Psychology, or related field preferred
  • Previous animal experience preferred
  • Suitable swimming abilities
  • Must be available to work 40 hours a week during the height of the season.
  • Public speaking preferred
  • Outgoing and friendly
  • Valid driver's license
  • Maintain a positive and professional attitude
  • Foster an environment of teamwork and learning that is respectful of all team members
  • Know how to prioritize tasks and responsibilities
  • Individuals must be able to lift and move up to fifty (50) pounds
  • 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

Swing Keeper Position, full time
Roer's Zoofari Park, 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.

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 - 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.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in animal care.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Animal restraint, handling and immobilization experience.
  • Hoofstock husbandry.
  • Proven ability to operate hand tools such as brooms, rakes, shovels and wheel barrows.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
$12 - $14/hr, PTO, and bonus pay opportunities. $1000 Relocation stipend if able to relocate within 2 weeks of job offer.  (Pay will be based on experience)

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Email cover letter, resume and 3 professional references to curator@roerszoofari.com

www.roerszoofari.com

Animal Care Ranger, full time
R Lazy J Wildlife Ranch, Eagar, Arizona

Located three hours from Albuquerqe, NM, two hours from Flagstaff, AZ and two and a half hours from Tucson, AZ - the R Lazy J Wildlif Ranch houses over 50 species of animals. We are a conservation and education wildlife breeding facility situated at 7,000 feet in elevation in the pristine White Mountains of Arizona. We are looking for a qualified candidate that would enjoy living in a quiet rural setting -surounded by forested mountains and high desert- 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, 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.
 

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 - 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.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in animal care.

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.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
$12 - $14/hr, PTO, and bonus pay opportunities. $1000 Relocation stipend if able to relocate within 2 weeks of job offer. (Pay will be based on experience)


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Email cover letter, resume and 3 professional references to info@rlazyjranch.com

www.rlazyjranch.com

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