Aquariums Zookeeper




Organization: Minnesota Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Apple Valley, Minnesota, United States
Job or Internship: Job

The Minnesota Zoo seeks an individual driven to fulfill our mission to connect people, animals, and the natural world. We are dedicated to inspiring guests to act on behalf of wildlife and wild lands. To accomplish this, we provide award-winning recreational, educational, and conservation programs, locally, nationally, and internationally.

An Aquarium Zookeeper has the opportunity to provide daily care of fish and aquatic reptile and invertebrate collection at the Minnesota Zoo. Maintain aquatic exhibits, observe behaviors, prepare and feed diets, prepare and maintain detailed records, maintain sanitary animal living conditions, conduct assigned research, and conduct interpretive demonstrations to the public.

Minimum Qualifications

1) One year experience as a full-time Zookeeper in a zoo or aquarium; OR

2) Three years full-time experience in an established laboratory or field research program involving vertebrate/invertebrate animals and data collection; responsible work experience in a laboratory animal colony or veterinary hospital involving direct animal care and maintenance; AND

3) Six months of water chemistry experience, including conducting and interpretation water chemistry analyses (experience must include the operation of colorimeter, pH meter, refractometer, and spectrophometer); AND

4) One year experience, including the formulating, preparing and administering diets, performing water changes, routine cleaning, mixing artificial sea water, operation and maintenance of necessary mechanical equipment and performing quarantine procedures

To be considered, you must have SCUBA certification

Experience must be within the last 10 years and include all of the following: observation of animal behaviors, preparation and feeding of animal diets, preparation and maintenance of detailed animal records, and maintenance of sanitary animal living conditions.

Preferred Qualifications

A college degree (BS major or minor, or AAS) in Biology, Zoology, Wildlife Management, Environmental Education, Ecology, or closely related discipline.

Successful completion of an internship program in an AZA zoo.

Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

How To Apply

Visit http://www.careers.state.mn.us/ and create a profile and go into job posting to apply.

For more information on the Minnesota Zoo please visit www.mnzoo.org