Organization: Oakland Zoo
Location: Oakland, CA, United States
Job or Internship: Job
The animal keeper is responsible for the physical health and psychological well being of the animals directly under his/her care. Work ranges from the physical tasks associated with feeding and maintenance of living areas to more analytical tasks. The animal keeper is expected to develop a comprehensive knowledge of the natural history of the species under their care, to conduct ongoing assessment of their physical and psycho-social needs, and to design and implement steps to address these needs (including enrichment and training). S/he must possess sound judgment in the care of wild animals, work cooperatively and communicate well with co-workers, volunteers, and supervisors, and demonstrate good public relations skills with zoo guests. This is a Relief Keeper position. Keeper will work with 2 primary keepers and strings.
Position Responsibilities: Basic keeper duties
Job Requirements: Minimum 2 years of paid experience (2080 hours) in the care of captive wildlife. Applicants without the minumum requirements will not receive a response.
Salary: $30,160 per year, plus benefits.
CLOSING DATE: NOVEMBER 17TH, 2012
Send resume, cover letter and 3 professional references to:
Victor Alm, Zoological Manager
P.O. Box 5238
Oakland, CA 94605
Fax: (510) 636-9619