Zookeeper - Reptiles & Amphibians




Organization: San Antonio Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: San Antonio, TX, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Position: Zookeeper (Reptiles & Amphibians)

Reports to: Supervisor of Reptiles, Amphibians, & Aquatics

Status: Full-time Non-exempt

Position Summary:

The San Antonio Zoo has a vacancy for a full-time zookeeper in their Reptile & Amphibian Department where the successful applicant will work in a rewarding team atmosphere and is responsible for the overall care and husbandry of a large and incredibly diverse reptile and amphibian collection consisting of 160+ species and 700+ individual animals. The San Antonio Zoo’s Reptile & Amphibian Department specializes in Mexican montane species, but also includes large boids and varanids, a great diversity of venomous snakes, a growing chelonian and lizard collection, seven species of crocodilians, and a variety of amphibians.

Required General Department Duties:

-Maintain a positive, team-oriented work demeanor with curator, supervisor, zookeepers, and interns/volunteers, as well as co-workers from other departments within the zoo

-Ability to follow verbal and written directions accurately and promptly

-Exhibit ability to diagnose and solve problems, and follow through with completion of tasks

-Maintain excellent written and verbal communication with co-workers, supervisor, curator, and vet staff; maintain accurate daily reports and records

-Display attention to detail while providing the best care possible to collection animals as well as sparkling exhibits for the guests to enjoy

-Provide scheduled and unscheduled educational and interpretive presentations to Zoo guests on exhibit, behind the scenes, and in public areas

-Transfer and handle a variety of venomous and dangerous reptiles through the use of tools, training techniques, and miscellaneous equipment required in various workplace scenarios

Qualified candidates should have a minimum of 1 year’s experience working in zoos and/or aquariums with experience in the care and maintenance of venomous snakes, crocodilians, and large boids preferred. This is a full-time non-exempt hourly position with excellent benefits. Please visit www.sazoo.org/jobs/ for more details pertaining to this position and to apply online.