Senior Keeper - Stingray Bay




Organization: Phoenix Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Phoenix , AZ, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Stingray Bay is a touch and feed exhibit that currently houses around 30 cow-nosed rays. The area consists of a 17,000 gallon primary system with a 10,000 gallon isolation/holding system. The position of Senior Keeper is a non-supervisory working position that will ensure all aspects of daily maintenance is carried out to the highest standards. He/She will work together with the Trail Manager and other departments to provide exceptional customer service to visitors and zoo staff.

The applicant must have at least 3 years of paid experience with the care of elasmobranches and large life support systems. This will include but is not limited to high pressure sand filters, fluidized bed filters, fractionators, biotower filters, ozone generators, UV sterilizers, commercial heaters, chillers and chemical filtration. The candidate must also have extensive knowledge of water quality requirements for those systems including the understanding of the nitrification cycle, pH and buffering system, dissolved oxygen and all other elements that can affect the animals in the exhibit.

All Phoenix Zoo employees are required to pass a pre-employment background check and drug screen, this position will also require an annual TB test. To view a more complete description and list of requirements and to apply for this position please visit the Phoenix Zoo job page at:

http://www.phoenixzoo.org/working/current_opportunities.aspx?all=1&AppliTrackJobId=401&AppliTrackLayoutMode=detail&AppliTrackViewPosting=1

Resumés are not accepted for any Zoo position without an accompanying application. While postings may remain on outside sites for longer, once a job is removed from The Phoenix Zoo job page it is closed and we will no longer accept applications.

The Phoenix Zoo is an EEOE/ADA employer.