Animal Technician (Hoofstock)




Organization: Oklahoma City Zoological Park & Botanical Garden (AZA Member)
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Come join the Oklahoma City Zoo and be a part of a dynamic and progressive animal care team where your opportunities for professional growth and contribution go beyond basic animal care. Our animal care teams work with a wide variety of animals, inspire our guests, and have opportunities for local and international field conservation work, professional development, and many other activities. Oklahoma City is among the most economically healthy cities and living expenses remain reasonable. We’re currently seeking a dynamic individual to work with a dedicated and highly motivated Hoofstock team that would be responsible for varied taxa, including some canids, felids, and birds as well as giraffe, okapi and a variety of other Hoofstock. This person will work with associated staff as needed to enhance day-to-day operations including collaborating with other zoo personnel in reaching departmental goals and the presentation and development of guest experiences that support the Zoo’s mission and core values. A strong teamwork ethic, strong communications skills, and proven enthusiasm for our profession and institutional goals are required. Minimum qualifications include a high school diploma or equivalent and at least one year working with exotic animals in a zoological setting. Varied animal experience and further education are preferred. This is your opportunity to be a part of distinguished and advancing organization and live in a remarkable area. This is a full time hourly position starting at $12.29 with excellent benefits.

Send resumes with cover letter and three references by February 8, 2013 (4:30 PM if faxed or hand-delivered) to: Loretta Canon, Human Resources Department, Oklahoma City Zoological Park, 2101 NE 50th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73111 or FAX to: 405-425-0207. EOE