Organization: Busch Gardens
Location: Tampa, Florida, United States
Job or Internship: Job
Requirements and Competencies
*Must be at least 18 years of age
*College degree in Psychology, Zoology, Biology, or related field preferred
*Carnivore training and husbandry background preferred.
*Robust communication skills: includes public speaking and guest relations, as well as efficient communication with team members
*Hard-working, decisive, and able to handle multiple responsibilities
*Must be team-oriented and flexible, with a positive attitude and the ability and desire to work in a dynamic, stimulating environment
*Self-disciplined, able to follow carefully honed interaction and safety guidelines
*Career-oriented, responsible for your own advancement within our progressive career ladder program
*SCUBA certification required. (Must be able to provide proof of certification if offered an interview). Must be able to pass a dive physical. Also, a valid drivers license is required, proof of insurance, and ability to meet BGT Driving Guidelines
*Must be able to work at least 40 hours a week, and must be available to work a flexible schedule to include evenings, weekends and holidays.
*Current experience will be evaluated to place candidate in appropriate career ladder level, job title, and pay rate.
*Operant conditioning, utilizing creative, positive reinforcement in one of the world's most behaviorally progressive zoological environments
*Provide physical stimulation and mental challenges for our animals as a member of our elite team of professionals
*Daily cleaning and maintenance of animal habitats and state-of-the-art husbandry facilities
*Husbandry training for animal management program procedures
*Active participation in behavioral research programs
*Enthusiastically communicate to park guests with passion and pride
*Daily record keeping
*Some heavy lifting required (up to 75 lbs), and lots of time spent outdoors in the Florida sunshine with our animals and guests
Please apply online at www.buschgardensjobs.com.