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Animal Keeper 

Description

This is your opportunity to join the Woodland Park Zoo as an Animal Keeper with the Animal Management Team! There is one regular, full-time, benefited position available at this time.

What you’ll do:

  • Assess animals daily to ensure they are properly cared for and secured.
  • Observe animal behavior, report abnormal behavior patterns and provide technical advice to management and staff.
  • Prepare food for and feed assigned animals according to approved diet plans.
  • Clean and disinfect assigned animal and exhibit areas.
  • Follow treatment plans and preventive health programs as prescribed by Zoo Veterinarian or Zoo Curators.
  • Identify and communicate safety concerns to management in a timely manner.
  • Participate in the capture and restraint of animals as directed by management.
  • Implement animal care procedures and policies, including record keeping.
  • Maintain supply inventories.
  • Assist with the physical transfer of animals.
  • Support special animal care activities such as physical examinations, minor exhibit repairs and modifications, and major exhibit maintenance projects.
  • Assist in development and implementation of behavioral husbandry program.
  • Plan, prepare, and conduct public presentations on animal care and conservation.
  • Participate in exhibit design process and implementation, as directed.
  • Provide technical assistance to internal or external researchers conducting authorized zoo studies.
  • Represent the Woodland Park Zoo to the media, as directed.
  • Conduct behind the scenes tours, as directed.
  • Support fundraising/development efforts of the zoo.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

When we’ll need you:

  • This is a regular, full-time, benefited opportunity and your work schedule will be determined with your supervisor.
  • Weekend, evening, and holiday work may be required.
  • This position may require that the individual be available or on-call 24-hours a day.

What you’ll bring:

  • Bachelor's degree in a life sciences field from an accredited four-year college or university; and two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • Experience working in a zoo, AZA accredited zoos preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Experience using animal management databases a plus.
  • Valid WA state driver’s license with a safe driving history.
  • Commitment to the zoo’s mission and Core Values.

Want to know more? Read the full job description here!

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have a valid US driver's license. A criminal background check, driving record review, pre-employment physical, and pre-employment tuberculosis test will be required of the selected applicant.

Application Directions: Applications are accepted online through our Jobs Page at zoo.org/jobs; no other forms of application will be accepted. Cover letter and resume are required.

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Woodland Park Zoo is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in application and employment for any reason, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, disability or medical status including genetic information, and/or veteran’s status.

Woodland Park Zoo is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in all of its services. If you need accommodation in the application or interview process, please contact our recruiting team at careers@zoo.org.

 
Pay Rate $25.54 per hour  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number ANI-20-00006  
EOE Statement Woodland Park Zoo is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in application and employment for any reason, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, disability or medical status including genetic information, and/or veteran’s status.
 

This position is currently accepting applications.

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