Keeper I - Animal Resources

Organization: The Phoenix Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Phoenix, AZ, United States
Job or Internship: Job

The Phoenix Zoo is currently seeking a keeper for our Animal Resources Department. Animal Resources keepers support designated public experiences by developing and maintaining animal cued behaviors and animal shows and programs. AR Keepers daily duties include observation of and reporting on all assigned animals, routine husbandry, monitor diets, perform assigned and approved Behavioral Enrichment activities and animal training procedures, conduct interpretive programs and animal stage shows, and engage and communicate with guests.

Minimum requirements for this position include a HS diploma with a preference for a BS degree in Life Science or equivalent experience, 1 year paid experience in work relevant to animal husbandry, experience in operant conditioning, ability to lift up to 50 lbs., valid driver’s license, and must be able to work outdoors in all types of weather. All Phoenix Zoo employees are required to pass pre-employment background checks including a drug test, this position will also require annual TB testing.

To view a more complete description and list of requirements and to apply for this position, please visit the Phoenix Zoo job page at

Resumés are not accepted for any Zoo position without an accompanying application. While postings may remain on outside sites for longer, once a job is removed from The Phoenix Zoo job page it is closed and we will no longer accept applications.

The Phoenix Zoo is an EEOE/ADA employer.