Keeper, Birds-(Full-Time)




Organization: Saint Louis Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Responsibilities: Duties include but are not limited to: providing daily care to the birds, utilizing the Zoo’s animal enrichment and welfare protocols, habitat design and maintenance, monitoring and interpreting animal health, behavior, and social interactions, providing formulated diets and monitoring consumption, utilizing operant conditioning for animal management, assisting department staff as requested/required, assisting external customers, advancing the Zoo’s mission through positive guest interaction and participation in conservation (WildCare) centers, maintaining a clean and safe work environment, maintaining comprehensive and accurate records, following oral and written directions effectively, managing time efficiently, and developing the position to achieve the highest level of animal care and professional satisfaction.

Qualifications: Four-year college degree preferred with preference given to applicants with at least one year experience working with a diverse avian collection in an AZA institution. Prior experience working with penguins preferred. Must have the physical ability to perform required Keeper duties as assigned, including but not limited to bending, lifting, kneeling, walking and standing for extended periods of time. All successful candidates for this position will be required to submit a criminal background check and drug test.