Zoo Keeper III - Primates




Organization: Audubon Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Job or Internship: Job

AUDUBON ZOO

PRIMATE III KEEPER POSITION

Audubon Zoo is seeking an enthusiastic professional who is a team player to work with our Primate Division. This position will report directly to the Assistant Curator of Primates.

Essential Skills include but are not limited to:

-Daily care, cleaning, feeding and enrichment of primates

-Accurate record keeping abilities

-Administering medications to animals

-Assisting staff in routine project such as moat cleaning, and exhibit maintenance

-Ability to perform strenuous work in adverse weather conditions

-Shifting of various primates and great apes

-Giving public educational presentations

Requirements:

-Minimum of four years paid primate keeper experience in an AZA accredited facility

-Great ape experience

-experience with operant conditioning and environmental enrichment

-Ability to accept direction and be part of a team

-Ability to obtain a Louisiana drivers license

-Strong interpersonal skills

-Ability to lift 50 lbs

-Bachelors Degree preferred

- A substantial amount of experience may be substituted for a degree

-Willing to work weekends, holidays, and overtime

-Good observational, written and oral communication skills

-Current proof of a negative T.B. test

Applicants must be willing to interact with zoo visitors and fellow employees in a positive and courteous manner. This position is full time with benefits. Audubon Zoo is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free work place. Applicants are thanked in advance, and only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted. If interested please submit a resume no later than April 30th to Ty Fayard, Assistant Curator of Mammals, Audubon Nature Institute/Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70118, or email to tfayard@auduboninstitute.org