Mammal Swing Keeper




Organization: Tulsa Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Mammal Swing Keeper

Full time position expected to care for species of the Tulsa Zoo’s mammal collection that currently includes large carnivores, primates, and hoofstock.

Responsibilities

 Animal observation and proper record keeping

 Excellent public speaking skills and the ability to deliver educational presentations, animal encounters, tours, and media requests.

 Maintenance and training of animal behaviors to meet the goals/objectives of the area and animal needs.

 Behavioral enrichment of assigned collection.

 Cohesive work with animal health department with preventative medicine measures and associated medical procedures.

 Work environment includes diverse weather conditions as well as physically challenging responsibilities.

 Evening, holiday, weekend, overtime, and special event work will be required.

 Additional responsibilities deemed necessary by Tulsa Zoo Management Inc.

Qualifications

o Bachelor's degree in biological science field.

o Previous zoo or aquarium work experience with a mammal background. Multiple taxa experience preferred.

o Demonstrable public speaking skills.

o Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

o Ability to organize and manage a number of diverse tasks simultaneously.

o Positive, mature, and self motivated team player expected to work effectively with guests, staff, volunteers, and animals.

o Attention to detail.

o Safety awareness.

o Quick thinking skills and the ability to handle stressful work conditions effectively.

o Flexible, and interested in working in multiple areas of the Mammal Department.

Compensation

o Full Time, Hourly, $12.48/hr

o Comprehensive benefits package

Interested applicants can submit resume and cover letter to Wes Sims, Zoological Curator-Mammals at wsims@tulsazoo.org , 6421 E. 36th St. North, Tulsa, OK 74115. No phone calls please. EOE