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Invertebrate Keeper 

About the Organization It is a wonderful time to be a part of our Thanksgiving Point team! As a local Non-Profit, our mission is to bring to life the joy of learning, curiosity, and the wonders of the natural world through world-class experiences that engage, delight, and inspire. Our vision is to engage families and individuals of all ages and abilities. We accomplish this through a variety of offerings and world-class places to explore and visit. Team Members enjoy free venue admissions for themselves and their families, a 401K match incentive, work/life balance and wellness benefits, growth opportunities, Sundays always off, and so much more! We are a one-of-a-kind place, and we want Team Members who are too. Come on board and feel the tremendous reward of improving the lives of all those who enter our doors!  

Invertebrate Keeper

Wage: $13:50 per hour

Shift: Part Time- Daytime shifts

Do you enjoy working in a collaborative, interactive, inspiring, mission driven workplace?  Do you want to help our guests connect with the natural world and understand the relationships that exist between humans and invertebrates and the impacts that each has on the other?  Then we would love you on our team! *Please submit a cover letter with your resume that covers your enthusiastic about bugs, animal care, scientific exploration, and sharing your passion with others*


  • Performs day-to-day care (diet prep, cleaning terrariums, replacing substrate, sanitation of deceased animals, maintaining a clean husbandry lab, record keeping etc) required for invertebrates, animals, enclosures, exhibits, shipments, and containment areas
  • Provides guidance, training, inspiration and a welcoming atmosphere for guests, volunteers, interns, and coworkers
  • Facilitates and participates in guest interactions through daily keeper talks, lab tours, and special events
  • Ensures that the operations of the entomology lab and exhibits run efficiently, USDA/APHIS regulations and other standard operating procedures are followed
  • Maintains “good show” in the butterfly conservatory, lab space, exhibits, and receiving areas
  • Collaborates with Managers to handle assigned Point Taxa, including conducting research, trialing new husbandry techniques, and strengthening the Biosphere’s capacity to become a world-class, zoo-based, conservation organization
  • Assists with all record keeping (censusing of animals, recording feeding, births, deaths, etc.)
  • Collects substrates and browse from outside sources
  • Upholds Thanksgiving Point’s Mission, Values and Policies
  • Completes other tasks as assigned by Thanksgiving Point’s Containment Director/Chief Entomologist


  • Strong collaboration skills and works successfully as part of a team
  • Adept at both verbal and written communication
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work unsupervised
  • Willing to enthusiastically interact with guests of all ages
  • Physical mobility including lifting up to 50 pounds, standing for long periods of time, bending and reaching, and working in hot and humid environments.
  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, zoology, or related field is preferred, and a desire to learn about entomology and invert husbandry.
  • Preference for a year’s experience caring for animals, preferably invertebrates, in a professional setting
  • Proficiency in the use of a personal computer and standard business software, including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Must pass a background check
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Position Invertebrate Keeper  
Shift Days  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Thanksgiving Point  
Category Education  

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