Animal Care Specialist - Full Time

Organization: Racine Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Racine, WI, United States
Job or Internship: Job

The Racine Zoo is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic professional to join our experienced team! The qualified candidate will work well in a team setting, possess strong observational, written, and oral communication skills, and have accurate record keeping abilities. Applicants need to be highly adaptable, as he/she may work in multiple animal areas but experience with dangerous animals is required. Applicants must be willing to work weekdays, weekends, and holidays in a variety of adverse weather conditions, and interact with Zoo guests in a positive way. This position is full time with benefits.

The Animal Care Specialist is responsible for daily husbandry of animals as it relates to the animal’s physiological and psychological well being, and for the general maintenance of grounds and exhibits. Experience in operant conditioning is desirable, as this person will also provide training and enrichment to animals under the guidance of the Behavior husbandry Coordinator.

Minimum qualifications/requirements: bachelor's degree in biology, zoology, or related field; several years experience working with animals in an AZA accredited zoo required; strong interpersonal skills and the ability to accept direction and work as part of a team; ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.

To apply, please submit your resume, list of species worked with, and references to Theresa Donarski, 200 Goold Street, Racine, WI 53402, Fax: (262) 636-9307, E-mail:

This position will be open until April 19, 2013.