Temporary Animal Keeper

Organization: The Living Desert (AZA Member)
Location: Palm Desert, California , United States
Job or Internship: Job

The Living Desert is recruiting for time limited Temporary Keeper position(s) in anticipation of future opening(s) Dec. 2012 – April 2013. Responsible for daily care and observation of an assigned portion of The Living Desert’s animal collection and some aspects of exhibit and facility maintenance. Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing observations and animal care activities, work effectively within a team environment and courteously and effectively interact with TLD visitors.

Qualifications: Two year degree or equivalent in biology/related field, or equivalent experience. Experience in non-domestic animal care highly desired. Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds, be able to work holidays and weekends, and work outdoors in a very hot desert environment. $11.46/hr.

To apply, send a resume and references to:

Liz Hile, Curator of Animals, lhile@livingdesert.org

The Living Desert, 47900 Portola Ave., Palm Desert, CA 92260