Bird Keeper(15)




Organization: Jacksonville Zoological Society (AZA Member)
Location: Jacksonville, FL, Country
Job or Internship: Job

The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is currently seeking a team-oriented candidate for the position of full time Bird Keeper with responsibilities focused on the care and feeding of assigned animals and maintenance of assigned areas. Desired skills include, but are not limited to, animal husbandry, operant conditioning, environmental enrichment, exhibit maintenance and minor repair. Candidates must possess solid observational

and record keeping skills, an excellent safety record, a strong work history, and the ability to interact and communicate well with guests.

Qualified candidates will hold a degree in biology or related field, a minimum of two years paid employment in an Association of Zoos & Aquariums accredited institution, and demonstrated experience working with birds. Current college candidates must complete their course work prior to applying, and be available for immediate hire. A valid Driver’s License is required.

Applicants must be able to lift 50 lbs. without difficulty, be able to work in adverse weather conditions including rain, heat, and cold, be able to traverse zoo grounds on foot, be able to stoop, bend, lift, kneel, crawl, climb, jump, rake, sweep and carry objects for short distances, possess visual acuity appropriate for animal care and general safety practices, be able to remain on feet for long periods of time, and be able to lift and reach overhead.

In addition to the salary, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens offers all full time employees a competitive benefits package including free medical, dental and life insurance for the employee, paid time off, 403(b) Retirement Plan, Zoo Membership, discounts at the Zoo and uniforms.

EOE / DRUG FREE WORKPLACE

Please submit your resume in via email in to:

employment@jacksonvillezoo.org

When emailing your resume, please include the position title in the "subject" line.