Zoo Aide/Attendant (Animal Care Center)

Organization: Busch Gardens (AZA Member)
Location: Tampa, Florida, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Basic Requirements:

•High school Diploma or GED

•At least 18 years old

•Must have valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance and be able to meet SeaWorld driving guidelines

•2 years of experience with a variety of exotic animal species preferred

•Must be team-oriented, with a positive attitude and ability to work in a dynamic, stimulating environment

•Strong communication and guest relations skills

•Ability to work flexible hours including weekends (Animal Care Center operating hours are 7 AM to 4 PM daily)

•Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

Job Responsibilities:

•Care, maintenance and handling of a variety of animals in a hospital setting as well as in a quarantine setting

•Upkeep of hospital, quarantine and zoo building areas as well as veterinary vehicles

•Occasionally assist technicians and veterinarians with treatments and procedures

•Interactions with guests, campers, VIPs and students

•Daily record keeping

•Moderate to heavy lifting of supplies and equipment

Please apply online at www.buschgardensjobs.com. Position closes March 20, 2013.