Zookeeper(46)




Organization: Trailside Museum and Zoo
Location: Bear Mountain, NY, us
Job or Internship: Job
Website: www.trailsidezoo.org
Located at Bear Mountain State Park, Bear Mountain, NY 10911

32 hours per week; Friday through Monday, including holidays

General Description: Trailside Museums and Zoo is a facility of Bear Mountain State Park devoted to the interpretation of park history, zoology, and geology on a 32-acre preserve. Our facility houses non-releasable rehabilitated wildlife in a zoo setting and serves a diverse audience of park patrons. We are looking for a motivated individual to join our staff. The successful candidate will be responsible for care of our native Hudson Valley wildlife collection including mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians.

Duties:
This position, under the supervision of Head Zookeeper, requires a team player capable of positive interactions with co-workers, volunteers, and visitors. Specific duties include:
• Perform husbandry responsibilities for our collection of live animals
• Maintain exhibits and animal areas
• Assist in capture, restraint, and veterinary procedures of zoo animals
• Assist in training and supervision of interns
• Interact with patrons on the zoo trail system
• Assist with daily operations and general maintenance

SALARY: $12.04 per hour, with health benefits

Requirements:
A bachelor’s degree in zoology, biology, or a related discipline and previous work in a zoological setting are preferred. Experience and education will be taken into account on an individual basis. Applicants must also possess good communication and observation skills and a strong work ethic. Candidate must be physically able to perform medium to heavy physical labor and to work with staff and volunteers in a collaborative environment. Applicants must have a valid New York State driver's license and be available to work weekends and holidays. Start date: August 1st.

CONTACT:
Melissa Gillmer. Email resume and cover letter, including three work references to melissa.gillmer@parks.ny.gov.