Animal Keeper - Elephants

Organization: Oregon Zoo ( (AZA Member)
Location: Portland, Oregon, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Deadline to Apply: Thursday, January 30, 2014 @ 5:00pm, Pacific

Salary: $20.27 - $25.86 hourly

The Oregon Zoo is pleased to announce an available position working as a member of our animal care team that cares for our herd of 4.4 Asian elephants. We are headed for an exciting time in our elephant program with the expansion of our current elephant facilities and the proposed development of an off-site elephant facility.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor degree in biology, zoology or a related field and three years professional experience as a Keeper which includes two years experience working with elephant management program or equivalent combination of education and experience to successfully perform all job duties.

To apply: visit for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center. Metro is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

About the Oregon Zoo

Owned and operated by Metro Regional Government, the Oregon Zoo has an annual attendance of over 1.6 million visitors and an annual budget of over $42 million. This zoo located along the MAX light rail line, just five minutes from downtown Portland, enjoys strong, wide-spread community support. The Oregon Zoo is home to over 2000 animal specimens representing 279 species of amphibians, birds, fish, invertebrates and mammals.

To learn more about the Oregon Zoo, visit