Zookeeper I/II

Organization: City of Abilene Zoological Gardens (AZA Member)
Location: Abilene, Texas, United States
Job or Internship: Job

The Abilene Zoo is seeking a highly motivated team player for the position of Zookeeper I or II (birds). This position will provide for the management and daily husbandry of a variety of species including flamingos, waterfowl, birds of prey, passerines and the breeding colony of Attwater’s Prairie Chickens. Applicants must possess positive oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. Successful candidates should have an understanding of Animal Behavior management techniques and a willingness to participate in AZG animal programs and AZG educational outreach. One year paid or intern avian experience in a zoological setting or private avian facility is preferred with the equivalent of a high school diploma. A degree in the Life Sciences is preferred. Zookeeper II requires two years of paid experience equivalent to that of a Zookeeper I in the City of Abilene. Candidates must possess the ability to lift 50 pounds and exhibit a willingness to work in all weather conditions. A valid Texas Driver’s license or the ability to acquire one is necessary as a driving record check and a good driving record will be a requirement for this position. TO APPLY: visit www.cityofabilene.jobs to download the REQUIRED applicaiton form, page four of the form has sending instructions. Call 325-676-6347 for questions or email questions to jobs@abilenetx.com