Seasonal Keeper Assistant




Organization: Downtown Aquarium - Denver (AZA Member)
Location: Denver, CO, Country
Job or Internship: Job

Downtown Aquarium Denver is looking for a Seasonal Keeper Assistant during our summer season, from May until late August. Our aquarium is a 1.125 million gallon, 107,000 sq.ft. facility of aquatic and terrestrial exhibits with over 8,000 fish, birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals and invertebrates represented in a collection of approximately 600 species.

This position involves husbandry and maintenance of bird and mammal specimens and their exhibits. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Curator and Assistant Curator of Birds and Mammals. Keeper assistants participate in proper care of the animal collection, including environmental requirements, nutrition, the maintenance and appearance of all exhibits, and enrichment. Applicant must be highly motivated and be willing to work flexible hours, which may include nights, weekends, and holidays.

Applicants must have some experience either working, volunteering or through internships in a zoo. Either a degree in biological sciences, pursuit of a degree, or equivalent combination of work experience and education is preferred.

Application period is limited.

Please attach and send a resume, cover letter and reference list via email only to: Alison Cronk at acronk@ldry.com