Part-Time Animal Keeper - Carnivores




Organization: Little Rock Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Little Rock, AR, United States
Job or Internship: Job

JOB OBJECTIVE:

To perform various duties required to maintain a clean and healthy environment for animals at the Little Rock Zoo.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Prepares food and feeds Animals according to established diets and assigned schedule; researches,

recommends and implements approved diet changes. Maintains detailed narratives and charts of animal

observations, care, and handling. Captures and restrains animals for transport, examination or medical treatment. Administers prescribed medication to animals by mixing with food or by injection as required; assists veterinarian in administration of medication or treatment of animals. Completes daily worksheets listing amount of food eaten, medications administered, changes in animal behavior, symptoms of disease or other indications of needs for special attention, and any repair or maintenance required for enclosures. Unloads and stores shipments of food and supplies; notifies supervisor of supplies needed. Cleans Animal cages and enclosures using water hose, high pressure steam, and hand tools. Monitors and reports water quality of the life support system. Coordinates and documents Animal enrichment. Presents daily feeding presentations to zoo visitors; utilizes microphone system. Operates motorized vehicle to transport animals or pick up supplies.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

These knowledge, skills, and abilities are usually, although not always, acquired through completion of high school and one (1) year of experience in the care carnivores or other exotic animals in a controlled environment. Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT:

Must possess a valid Arkansas Class D (Non-Commercial Vehicle) Driver’s License before employment and maintain licensure for the duration of employment in this position.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

ONLY On-Line Applications Accepted. Supplemental Questions must be submitted with Application before Closing Date.

HIRING/ENTRY SALARY: $8.00 to $10.00 / hour

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:

http://www.lrjobs.net