KEEPER - ELEPHANTS




Organization: SAN DIEGO ZOO (AZA Member)
Location: SAN DIEGO, CA, United States
Job or Internship: Job

" Put Your Passion for Wildlife to Work"

NOTE: Required qualifications corrected - 11/20/12.

Responsibilities for this position will be to work mostly with a collection of elephants in a protected contact management system at the San Diego Zoo’s Elephant Odyssey Exhibit. The keeper will work closely with senior keepers, lead keeper and Animal Care Supervisor to develop the skills necessary to become an integral member of a progressive elephant husbandry and training program. Qualifications should include bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in biology or scientifically related field from a recognized institution. An example of experience would be at least 2 years working in a zoological facility in a protected contact elephant program. Substantial knowledge of positive reinforcement operant conditioning as it relates to animal/elephant husbandry is essential. Selected applicant is expected to be a team player and have good communication skills. Ability to speak to our guests about the organization, the program and animals on wireless microphone is highly desirable. Applicants must be available to work any of the seven days of the week, including, weekends, holidays, nights, and any shifts. A valid driver license is required. This is an union position with benefits, $19.00 - $20.70 per hour. For more job information and to apply: www.sandiegozoo.org/jobs.