Primate Keeper

Organization: Birmingham Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Birimingham , AL, United States
Job or Internship: Job

The Birmingham Zoo is seeking applicants for a full time keeper position on the Primate Team. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing animal care, monitoring animal health, maintaining cleanliness of animal areas, providing enrichment and training, diet preparation and exhibit modifications. The desired candidate should have a practical understanding of operant conditioning and extensive knowledge of animal enrichment as it relates to the daily management and research of the species in their care. Requirements for this position are:

• High school diploma or equivalent ( B.S. in Zoology or related field preferred)

• Minimum of 2 years’ experience working with Non- Human Primates

• Strong communication and organizational skills

• The ability to work well with others in a team environment as well as work independently

• Strong work ethic and a “can do” attitude

Interested applicants may download application from website and e-mail along with resume to: or mail to

Birmingham Zoo, c/o Melissa Wright – Zoological Manager Primates,

2630 Cahaba Road, Birmingham, Alabama 35223