Animal Technician (Children's Zoo)




Organization: Oklahoma City Zoological Park & Botanical Garden (AZA Member)
Location: Oklahoma City, OK, United States
Job or Internship: Job

– Come join the Oklahoma City Zoo and be a part of a dynamic and progressive animal care team where your opportunities for professional growth and contribution go beyond basic animal care. Our animal care team works with a wide variety of animals, inspire our guests, and have opportunities for local and international field conservation work, professional development, and many other activities. The Oklahoma City Zoological Park is currently looking for an enthusiastic individual who will complement the Children's Zoo Department. The selected candidate will work in a team environment to care for a wide variety of taxa including primates, hoofstock, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates. Responsibilities include daily care and feeding of animals in the collection, maintenance of habitats including some LSS and water quality testing, behavioral observations, record keeping, animal enrichment, and training. Applicants must have a basic knowledge of animal husbandry, be comfortable interacting with the public, and possess excellent communication skills. Experience with animal training, reptile and invertebrate husbandry, and LSS a plus. A Bachelor's Degree in Zoology or Biology is preferred, but not required. A desire to increase knowledge in the field by participating in scientific meetings and conferences is expected. Must be willing to serve on the emergency response team, if requested to do so. The emergency response team responds to animal related emergencies and training including use of firearms is provided for all members.

This is your opportunity to be a part of distinguished and advancing organization in a remarkable area. The starting salary is $12.29 per hour with excellent benefits. Weekends and holidays expected. Please send resume with 3 references by November 4, 2013 (4:30 PM if faxed or hand-delivered) to: Loretta Canon, Human Resources Department, Oklahoma City Zoological Park, 2101 N.E. 50th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73111 or FAX to: 405-425-0207 or email HRZoo@okczoo.com (4:30 PM if faxed, emailed or hand-delivered).

The Oklahoma City Zoo has a Smoke-Free Environment, is a Drug-Free Workplace, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.