Part Time Animal Keeper - Penguins

Organization: Little Rock Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Little Rock, AR, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Job Objective:

To perform various duties required to maintain a clean and healthy environment for Penguins and other animals as assigned at the Little Rock Zoo. Develop and present educational programs about animals in the Little Rock Zoo.

Essential Job Functions:

Observes Penguins and other animals in assigned areas for injuries or symptoms of disease, and changes in behavior; reports changes and problems to supervisor; recommends changes to assist animals' psychological and physiological well-being; implements approved changes. Prepares food and feeds Penguins according to established diets and assigned schedule; researches, recommends and implements approved diet changes. Maintains detailed narratives and charts of animal observations, care, and handling. Captures and restrains animals for transport, examination or medical treatment. Administers prescribed medication to Penguins and other assigned animals by mixing with food or by injection as required; assists veterinarian in administration of medication or treatment of animals. Completes daily worksheets listing amount of food eaten, medications administered, changes in animal behavior, symptoms of disease or other indications of needs for special attention, and any repair or maintenance required for enclosures. Unloads and stores shipments of food and supplies; notifies supervisor of supplies needed. Cleans penguin cages and enclosures using water hose, high pressure steam, and hand tools. Serves as backup to Animal Keepers in other assigned areas of the zoo. Monitors and reports water quality of the life support system. Coordinates and documents penguin/bird enrichment. Swims and dives in penquin exhibit to clean surfaces, rescue birds and related activities; operates diving equipment. Presents daily feeding presentations to zoo visitors; utilizes microphone system. Operates motorized vehicle to transport animals or pick up supplies.

Hiring/Entry Salary: $8.00 - $10.00 / hour

Minimum Qualifications and Additional Requirements:

Completion of high school and a minimum of six (6) months of experience in the care of penguins. Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Application Requirements:

ONLY On-Line Applications Accepted.

Application and Supplemental Questions required.

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This position may close without notice.