Bird Keeper(12)




Organization: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium (AZA Member)
Location: Omaha, NE, Country
Job or Internship: Job

SUMMARY:

Under general supervision of Area Supervisor and Curator, this position requires strong observation and communication skills and the ability to perform a variety of physical work while working in a team environment. This position may have daily informal interaction with zoo visitors.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the daily care of animal collection, recordkeeping, animal enrichment, monitoring behavior, and changes in animal health.

Assist Veterinary staff with procedures of animals in collection.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

Minimum of 1 year experience working with a variety of birds preferred.

Knowledge of propagation, incubation, hand rearing techniques, operant conditioning and enrichment techniques.

High school diploma or equivalent required.

Have the ability to observe and communicate both written and orally to department members.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT:

This position is a 40-hour work week, which may include weekends and holidays.

Employee must be able to work in all weather conditions.

Position requires a valid driver’s license and current Tuberculosis Test.

Duties include heavy manual labor and requires lifting up to, and over, 50 lbs.

Please apply at www.omahazoo.com Position closes 03/06/2013