Experienced Animal Keeper
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Interested applicants must be available any of the seven days of the week. Scheduled hours will be approximately 40 per week. Desirable qualifications for this position include a minimum of 2 years experience as a Keeper in a Zoological institution, experience in animal husbandry, animal behavior, care, feeding and handling of exotic animals, safety practices around wild animals, biology/zoology, and techniques for restraining and capturing wild animals.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age to apply.
Must have 2 years zoo experience. Experience can be through internships or paid.
Must be able to lift 50 lbs
Must be dependable
Must be able to work well with others
The Keeper performs all job assignments with a positive attitude and pursues green/conservation practices when feasible. The Keeper participates in the feeding and general care and welfare of assigned exhibit animals (mammals, reptiles or birds); cleans exhibit areas; provides exhibit security; and performs related work as required. The Keeper performs a wide variety of functions of moderate difficulty under general direction at the Zoo. A qualified candidate for this position consistently demonstrates the desire and ability to engage in positive relationships with internal and external customers.
Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.
Education, training and/or experience which would clearly demonstrate the knowledge and skills outlined.
Frequent exposure to close contact with a wide variety of exhibit animals, mammals, reptiles, or birds; work in uneven terrain with exposure to varying weather conditions, dust, and allergens; move about on slippery surfaces; handle toxic and/or hazardous materials; and work in confined or cramped spaces. May work from elevated positions.
This position has been identified as one requiring at least occasional lifting in excess of 50 pounds; frequently move moderate to heavy objects; standing, bending, squatting, twisting, reaching, etc.
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Application must be filled out completely and either faxed, mailed or emailed to Brights Zoo. Interviews will be set up through Brights Zoo staff. Please do not just drop by to personaly hand your application in. Applications and resumes are preferred in .PDF format but will accept .docx format if sending via email.
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