Available Positions

Internship (Fall)
ZooWorld, Panama City Beach, Florida

Description:

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

Requirements:

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

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

Accommodations:

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

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.

To apply please submit a cover letter and resume to Robin Lentz, Co-Director at rlentz@mmzoo.org before 5:00 PM on October 1, 2020.

Selected candidates will be contacted for an initial interview.

Collections Operations Supervisor
Salisbury Zoo, Salisbury, Maryland

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

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

Requirements:

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

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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

Veterinarian Technician
Montgomery Zoo, Montgomery, Alabama

Date Opened 9/9/2020 2:51:00 PM
Filing Deadline 9/29/2020 5:00:00 PM
Jurisdictions City of Montgomery
Salary $32,318.00/year
Department Zoo
Job Type Open Competitive
Employment Type Full-Time

Nature Of Work

The fundamental reason this position exists is to assist in the medicine, surgery, preventative medicine and quarantine programs of the Montgomery Zoo. The work responsibilities of the position are: performs routine and diagnostic laboratory testing, assists in medical procedures, performs administrative related functions such as records keeping and inventory, and contributes to the departments objectives. This position reports to Zoo’s Staff Veterinarian.


Minimum Qualifications

Must have an Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology or closely related field and one (1) year of veterinary technician experience at an animal shelter, veterinary clinic or other animal care facility.

NOTE: Qualified applicants must be Licensed Veterinary Technicians.

Special Requirements

Must be able to work weekends and holidays and special events. Must have and maintain a valid Alabama Driver’s license and an insurable driving record in order to drive city vehicles to transport medical materials to provide on-sight medical assistance to animals. Qualified applicants must submit to a medical exam following a conditional job offer to demonstrate that they are TB negative. Must live within thirty-minutes of the Montgomery Zoo in order to respond to emergencies as they arise; or be willing to relocate within the first six months.

Kind Of Examination

Applications are being accepted to fill one (1) vacancy and any vacancies that may occur during the life of the register. The current vacancy is with the City of Montgomery Zoo Department. Applicants will be screened and qualified based upon education and experience as shown on the application. For this reason, applicants are urged to fill in the application form completely providing detailed information concerning the kinds of jobs they have held, the dates they held them, where and exactly what their duties were. If more than five qualified applications are received, the application will be used to rank applicants. If there are five or less qualified applicants, they will be considered equally qualified and placed on the register in alphabetical order.

Complete an online application by visiting Montgomery City-County Personnel's Online Employment Center http://jobaps.com/MGM. Paper applications are no longer accepted. Completed applications will be accepted online until 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. If there is no closing date, the announcement may be closed at any time without prior notice.

Additional Information

BENEFITS: Employees are offered a competitive benefits package which includes health, dental, and life insurance, paid annual and sick leave, paid holidays, and a retirement program.

DRUG TEST: Employment is conditional upon the potential employee passing a preemployment drug test. (The drug test may require the submission of a sample of hair, finger nails, and/or urine that will verify illegal drug use).

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Discrimination against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline, or any other aspect of personnel administration because of political or religious opinions or affiliations or because of race, national origin, or any other non merit factors is prohibited. Discrimination on the basis of age, sex, or physical disability is prohibited except where specific age, sex, or physical requirements constitute a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration.

REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION: Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is the responsibility of the applicant with a disability to request accommodation which he/she requires in order to participate in the application or examination process. The Personnel Department reserves the right to require documentation of the need for accommodation under the ADA. In order to request accommodation in the application or testing process, contact the Personnel Director at (334) 625-2675.

I9: Prior to your employment, you will be required to provide to your employer documentation of your identity and employment eligibility in order to comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

UPDATE OF CONTACT INFORMATION: It is your responsibility to update your contact information (address, phone, email) so that we can contact you about jobs. Please visit the Update Contact Information (../../MGM/NewRegPages/IDPassfind.asp?from=UpdateEmail) page to log in and update to your contact information at any time.

Zookeeper II
Montgomery Zoo, Montgomery, Alabama

Date Opened 9/9/2020 2:51:00 PM
Filing Deadline 9/29/2020 5:00:00 PM
Jurisdictions City of Montgomery
Salary $28,833.00/year
Department Zoo
Job Type Open Competitive
Employment Type Full-Time

Nature Of Work

The fundamental reason this position exists is to provide animal care to animals housed in the Montgomery Zoo. The work responsibilites of this position are: observes animal collections and exhibits on a routine basis, maintains animal exhibits, feeds animals, trains Zookeeper Is, and contributes to departmental objectives. The Zookeeper II differs from the Zookeeper I in that, the Zookeeper II is responsible for a specific section of the zoo and is required to have specialized knowledge of the animals in that section whereas the Zookeeper I may rotate among the different sections of the zoo. The Zookeeper II also assigns work responsibilities to Zookeeper Is. Incumbents receive direct supervision from the Assistant Animal Care Manager, the Conservation & Enrichment Manager, and Animal Care Manager.


Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or G.E.D. Two years professional animal care experience in a zoo, wildlife preserve, circus, ranch, or similar setting.

Special Requirements

Must be able to tolerate working under difficult conditions to include extreme heat and cold and deadlines as needed to care for animal collection and maintain exhibits. Must be able to stoop, climb, walk, run, and crawl. Must be able to lift heavy objects such as food bundles or food bags weighing up to 50 pounds unassisted. Must be able to work weekends and holidays. Must have and maintain a valid Alabama Driver’s license and an insurable driving record in order to drive city vehicles to pick up various produce and food items. Candidates will be subject to a medical exam following a conditional job offer.

Kind Of Examination

Applications are being accepted to fill three (3) vacancies and any vacancies that may occur during the life of the register. The current vacancy is with the City of Montgomery Zoo. Applicants will be screened and qualified based upon education and experience as shown on the application and supplemental questionnaire. For this reason, applicants are urged to fill in the application form and the supplemental questionnaire completely providing detailed information concerning the kinds of jobs they have held, the dates they held them, where and exactly what their duties were. If more than five qualified applications are received, the supplemental questionnaire will be used to rank applicants. Tied scores will not be broken. If there are five or less qualified applicants, they will be considered equally qualified and placed on the register in alphabetical order.

Complete an online application by visiting Montgomery City-County Personnel's Online Employment Center http://jobaps.com/MGM. Paper applications are no longer accepted. Completed applications will be accepted online until 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. If there is no closing date, the announcement may be closed at any time without prior notice..

Additional Information

BENEFITS: Employees are offered a competitive benefits package which includes health, dental, and life insurance, paid annual and sick leave, paid holidays, and a retirement program.

DRUG TEST: Employment is conditional upon the potential employee passing a preemployment drug test. (The drug test may require the submission of a sample of hair, finger nails, and/or urine that will verify illegal drug use).

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Discrimination against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline, or any other aspect of personnel administration because of political or religious opinions or affiliations or because of race, national origin, or any other non merit factors is prohibited. Discrimination on the basis of age, sex, or physical disability is prohibited except where specific age, sex, or physical requirements constitute a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration.

REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION: Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is the responsibility of the applicant with a disability to request accommodation which he/she requires in order to participate in the application or examination process. The Personnel Department reserves the right to require documentation of the need for accommodation under the ADA. In order to request accommodation in the application or testing process, contact the Personnel Director at (334) 625-2675.

I9: Prior to your employment, you will be required to provide to your employer documentation of your identity and employment eligibility in order to comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

UPDATE OF CONTACT INFORMATION: It is your responsibility to update your contact information (address, phone, email) so that we can contact you about jobs. Please visit the Update Contact Information (../../MGM/NewRegPages/IDPassfind.asp?from=UpdateEmail) page to log in and update to your contact information at any time.

Hoofstock/Rhino Curator
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Glen Rose, Texas

This position will close October 1, 2020

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center has an opening for the Hoofstock/Rhino Curator. The successful candidate will be responsible for the oversight of care and management of the hoofstock and rhino collection. This position is responsible for providing a healthy, well-managed hoofstock collection on a daily basis, supporting a conservation mission, enhancement of visitor experience and learning opportunities through the hoofstock/rhino collection responsibilities, providing professional training opportunities through staff and internship supervision, and providing supervision and oversight of Animal Care staff in the hoofstock department. The successful candidate will also be responsible for providing animal care, monitoring animal health, accurate record keeping, reporting, cleaning, assessing nutritional/management needs within a pasture/range ungulate management system, animal area maintenance, and visitor interaction. As a ‘working/manager’, this position will require office time as well as time in the center participating in animal care daily routines.

Qualifications include experience with hoofstock/rhino management (semi-free ranging preferable), animal restraint, record keeping, some maintenance, possess a valid driver’s license, and public speaking. The position will work with eight white rhinos and four black rhinos currently housed at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center and be responsible for the oversight of staff caring for (and some daily routines of) twenty other species of hooved mammals on large acreage tracts (20-400 acres). This position can be physically demanding requiring heavy lifting (up to 75 pounds), and adverse weather conditions are common. The candidate must be a team player as well as able to work alone. A University Degree in Biology, Zoology, or related field, or 5 years of experience, and two years in a supervisory position at a related facility is preferred. Work schedule will be five days a week including weekends and holidays as needed. The position is full time exempt.

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.

Animal Care Specialist--Hoofstock
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Glen Rose, Texas

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center has an opening for an Animal Care Specialist—Hoofstock. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing animal care, monitoring animal health, accurate record keeping, reporting, cleaning, animal area maintenance, and visitor interaction. Qualifications must include experience with hoofstock management (semi-free ranging preferable), animal restraint, record keeping, some maintenance, possess valid driver’s license, and public speaking. The position will work with all aspects of the hoofstock collection at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, will have a focus area, and be cross-trained in other areas within the hoofstock department—including giraffe and rhinos. This position can be physically demanding, requiring heavy lifting (up to 75 pounds), and adverse weather conditions are common. The candidate must be a team player as well as able to work alone. A degree in wildlife management, biology, zoology, or related field, and at least two years of practical experience is preferred. Work schedule will be five days a week including weekends and holidays as needed. The position is full time hourly.

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.

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

Zookeeper
Wildwood Wildlife Park Zoo & Safari, Minocqua, Wisconsin


Description

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

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

Qualifications

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

Compentation and Benefits

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

How to Apply:

Send a cover letter and resume

Wildwood Wildlife Park Zoo & Safari

10094 Hwy 70 West, Minocqua, WI 54548

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

Email: nature@wildwoodwildlifepark.com

Exotic Animal Trainer

Triple D Game Farm, Kalispell, Montana

Triple D Wildlife is looking for a very experienced Exotic Animal Trainer with Zoo Keeper experience who is ready to care for a variety of animals, anything from wolves to exotic mammals. Will be assisting with care taking of a variety of animals depending on need. Skills required are animal husbandry knowledge, zookeeper, and experience caring for animals previously, ability to lift 50lbs, and have a strong work ethic. Requires attention to detail. Need excellent communication and documentation skills.

Required Education and Experience:
  • High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience, more than two years of experience in animal handling or animal care with an emphasis on training and exhibiting large animals such as Bears, Tigers and leopards.
Required Licenses and Certifications:
  • Class D Driver's License
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abillities:
  • Demonstrate basic computer skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
Other Requirements or Other Factors:
  • Ability to work around animals, dust and hay.
  • Physical ability to move or lift heavy loads.
  • May require working alternate shifts, holidays, weekends, or "on-call duty".
  • Person's in this position are considered essential when the Triple D Wildlife declares an emergency, etc., and are therefore required to report to work and remain on duty unless/until relieved by the direct supervisor

Please send a resume and job history to info@tripledwildlife.com

Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to email a resume and job history.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institutions verification of credentials and /or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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

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. Previous experience with venomous snakes and large crocodilians is preferred, but not required. Other animals under the care of this position 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.

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 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.

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

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