Temporary Animal Keeper

Organization: Palm Beach Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: West Palm Beach, FL, Country
Job or Internship: Job

Palm Beach Zoo is seeking a temporary animal keeper (up to a three month duration) to assist with the direct care of a diverse collection of birds, mammals and reptile species. The animal keeper will be assigned to exhibit and off exhibit areas to provide husbandry, monitor the health of the collection and provide upkeep of enclosures. Duties include feeding, cleaning, enrichment, observations, record keeping and capture/restraint. Applicants should possess good interpersonal and written communication skills, display a positive attitude, enjoy working on a team and have proficiency using Microsoft Office programs. Qualifications:*Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences or applicable field. *Candidate must have a minimum of one year’s experience working in a zoological institution as a paid employee, intern or animal care volunteer. *Must be physically able to stoop, bend, reach, climb, lift, carry or push at least 50 pounds in a south Florida climate. *Must have a valid driver’s license. *Must be able to work a schedule which includes weekends, holidays and special events. Applicants should send cover letter, resume and references to jobs@palmbeachzoo.org - Please include the name of the applicant and the initials TK in the subject line of the email.