Zoo Keeper - Children's Zoo (Weekends ONLY)




Organization: Houston Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Houston, TX, Country
Job or Internship: Job

The Houston Zoo is currently seeking a part time zookeeper for Saturdays (8 hours) in the Children’s Zoo Department. The primary responsibility is maintaining the handling animal collection. Primary duties include packing and unpacking animals for programs, animal/guest interactions, feeding, cleaning, training, enrichment, medicating and maintenance of the animals and their exhibits in the Children’s Zoo area.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Keeper will be expected to interact and interpret with visitors.

The Children’s Zoo department is composed of various species of birds, mammals, reptiles and invertebrates with a strong focus on educational presentations. The successful candidate for this position needs to be a self-motivated, energetic, and a team orientated individual with good problem solving, written and oral communication, organizational and interpersonal skills. Additional responsibilities include, but not limited to, providing daily husbandry, enrichment, training, observation, exhibit maintenance, and record keeping for this department.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

EXPERIENCE:

Animal care experience preferred.

KNOWLEDGE:

High school diploma or equivalent required.

Competitive hourly wage.

TO APPLY:

Applicants can visit www.houstonzoo.org/careers to download an application

E-mail resume and completed application to careers@houstonzoo.org

Houston Zoo is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer