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Hospital Keeper

Organization: The Phoenix Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Phoenix, AZ, United States
Job or Internship: Job

The Phoenix Zoo is currently seeking a full-time temporary Hospital Keeper. The Hospital Keeper will work in our Animal Care Center and provide

care for any animals visiting or staying in the Animal Care Center. Keeper duties include cleaning and maintenance of animal enclosures, monitor and report on all assigned specimens paying close attention to health, behavioral abnormalities and dietary consumption. Additionally, hospital keepers will maintain daily records of animal weights and conditions, ensure an optimal environment i.e. heating, lighting, humidity for all hospitalized animals, follow isolation and quarantine protocols, and assist with restraint, crating, transfer and treatment of animals.

Minimum requirements for this position include 2 years experience in work relevant to animal husbandry, BS in Life Science or equivalent work experience, ability to bend, stoop, walk and crawl, ability to lift up to 40 lbs., ability to work in extreme weather conditions, and possession of a valid driver’s license. All Phoenix Zoo employees are required to pass pre-employment background checks including a drug test, this position will also require annual TB testing.

To view a more complete description and list of requirements and to apply for this position, please visit the Phoenix Zoo job page at:

Resumés are not accepted for any Zoo position without an accompanying application. While postings may remain on outside sites for longer, once a job is removed from The Phoenix Zoo job page it is closed and we will no longer accept applications.

The Phoenix Zoo is an EEOE/ADA employer.