Animal Care Extern (paid)

Organization: Zoo New England (Franklin Park & Stone Zoo) (AZA Member)
Location: Boston, MA, Country
Job or Internship: Internship

This position starts May 20, 2013 and ends September 24, 2013; these dates are non-negotiable. Responsible for daily animal husbandry; enclosure maintenance; diet preparation; enrichment; record keeping and guest interaction. Externs will attend weekly classes on different aspects of zookeeping, and must complete a project of their own design.

Applicants must have a high school diploma, and two or more years of college courses in biology or related fields. The majority of externs are current college students, although others may qualify for the program; college degree in related field preferable. Requires one year of animal care experience with good observation and communication skills; work as a productive member of a team. Animal Care Externs are required to work with all taxa.

$10.00 per hour

To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume and names and phone numbers of two professional references:

-Via email, as MS Word attachment, to; please ensure to state the title of the position in the subject line

-Or fax your application to : 617-445-1671

-By mail to Office of Human Resources, Zoo New England, One Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA 02121