Zookeeper




Organization: Rolling Hills Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Salina, Kansas, Country
Job or Internship: Job

RHZ is seeking a candidate to join our keeper staff to provide excellent care to a diverse collection of animal species. This is a full time position.

This person's responsibilities include, but aren't limited too, providing daily care and feeding of animals, observing animals to detect indications of illness such as changes in appetite, disposition, habits and physical appearance, and participating in medical procedures. You will also provide appropriate training and enrichment to animals. Other responsibilities include general maintenance of exhibits, giving formal and informal presentations for the public, and creating and maintaining detailed records.

The ideal candidate must have a HS Diploma. A college degree in Biology, Animal Science, or a related field is preferred.

He or she needs to have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to accept direction and work as part of a team, must be able to stand and remain active for a full typical shift (between 8 and 11 hours), and be able to work a flexible schedule to include weekends, holidays, and special events. The candidate should also be able to walk large areas of the Zoo as needed, be able to work in an outdoor weather environment in all seasons and weather, including heat/humidity, cold temperatures, and/or wet conditions. Must be able to exert up to 70 pounds of force to lift, push, pull, carry, or otherwise move objects

RHZ is a drug free workplace and values diversity in our workforce.

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Peter Burvenich

General Curator

625 N. Hedville Rd

Salina, Ks 64701

Or E-Mail: Peter@Rollinghillszoo.org

No phone calls please.

This Job posting will close December 31st, 2013