Zookeeper(50)




Organization: Roosevelt Park Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Minot, ND, United States
Job or Internship: Job

The Roosevelt Park Zoo is currently seeing qualified applicants for a zookeeper.

Year round @ 32 hrs per week

Observes animals in assigned areas for injuries or symptoms of disease, and changes in behavior; reports changes and problems to supervisor; recommends changes to assist animals' psychological and physiological well-being; implements approved changes.

Prepares food and feeds 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 assigned animals by mixing with food or 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, and 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 pools.

Coordinates and documents enrichment.

Position requires a degree in Animal Science or a related field, AND a minimum of two years experience in the care and feeding of exotic animals; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be able to work in diverse and variable weather conditions, perform strenuous manual labor including the ability to lift 75 lbs., stoop, bend, and move quickly. Must be able to work independently and effectively in a team environment, equally with guests, staff, and volunteers. Requires the ability to work weekends and holidays as assigned. Work schedule will be 32 hours per week year-round.

Applicants must have a valid driver license and be able to pass pre-employment background check, and annual TB tests.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, Minot Park District application and references to Roosevelt Park Zoo, Attn: Brandi Clark, PO Box 538, Minot, ND 58702 or Email: bclark@srt.com. Deadline for submission is July 31, 2013.

The Minot Park District Application can be found at http://www.rpzoo.com/employment.html

Minot Park District is an equal opportunity employer.