Animal Keeper IV - Giraffe/Okapi, Lions/Meerkats




Organization: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is currently searching for a full-time, Animal Keeper to work with Giraffes, Okapi, African Lions and Meerkats as well as cross training with numerous additional species. CMZ has a long history of housing a large giraffe herd which facilitates daily guest feedings and an active giraffe breeding program. The Zoo will be incorporating a new African Lion facility and program into this position as well. Transitioning lions to a new facility/staff, animal introductions, breeding/birth management will be some of the duties involved. This keeper will be responsible for all aspects of these areas’ animal husbandry; training and enrichment goals for all species will be demanding. Applicants must have excellent public speaking skills to provide engaging experiences for Zoo guests. Operant conditioning training skills are a must with first-hand experience in training new behaviors. Preference will be given to those applicants who have at least 3 years paid experience working with large hoofstock and/or large carnivores.

Please submit cover letter and resume to Animal Care Manager-Jason Bredahl. All resumes and cover letters must be sent to Jason’s email by December 13, 2012 to be accepted for consideration. Please email to: jbredahl@cmzoo.org

A job description can be found at on our website at the address below.

http://www.cmzoo.org/getInvolved/jobs/