Zoo Caretaker




Organization: City of Attleboro - Park and Forestry Department (AZA Member)
Location: Attleboro, MA, us
Job or Internship: Job

"The City of Attleboro seeks to fill the full-time position of Zoo Caretaker in the Park and Forestry Department.  This position provides care for zoo animals, exhibits, grounds and facilities.  Position requires frequent manual laabor and specialized skills in animal care.   

Duties:  Under the supervision of the Zoo Director or the Assistant Zoo Director, performs a variety of duties involving the care, observation and maintenance of the animal collection, plant collection and the facilities.  Duties include but are not limited to the following:  Prepares food and conducts feeding and watering of zoo animals and plants.  Transfers animals to and from enclosures.  Catches, crates and restrains animls for transport or veterinary care.  Responsible for total cleaning and disinfecting of animals' enclosures.  Keeps accurate daily records and fills out reports.  Performs as a relief keeper in specific areas.  May work different areas within the zoo.  Problem solves with others, and reports to and discusses work with supervisor.  Answers inquiries and provides information to the public.  Performs janitorial work maintaining buildings, exhibits and adjoining grounds: removes snow, Performs semi-skilled or skilled exhibit repairs.  May be required to do heavy lifting; must be able to lift 50 pounds.  Performs related duties as required.  

Qualifications:  Associates degree in biology, zoology, animal science. Minimum of one year of exotic animal care experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience.  Must have negative result on recent TB test.  Valid state dricver's license.  Must be able to handle firearms, including shotguns and tranquilizer equipment.  

Hours:  40 hours per week, including evenings weekends and holidays.

Anyone who meets the job requirements and who is interested in such position, please forward a cover letter and a resume to Capron Park Zoo, Zoo Caretaker Position, 201 County St., Attleboro, MA 02703 by December 9, 2012. Cover letter and resume may be e-mailed to: zoo@cityofattleboro.us  "