Zoo Keeper (animal nutrition center)

Organization: Virginia Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Virginia Zoo currently has a vacancy for a full time zoo keeper to work in our food preparation kitchen and be part of the nutrition/veterinary services team in our brand new Animal Wellness Campus that is opening in summer 2013. Working under the direction of the staff veterinarian, this position will mainly be involved in diet preparation and food management for our animal collection, but other work duties to support the veterinary team might also be included.

Qualified candidates should have a bachelor degree from an accredited four year college/university program and a minimum of 1 year of professional work experience in AZA accredited facilities, with previous experience in food management, diet preparation and basic animal nutrition; as well as sanitation and kitchen cleaning procedures. Knowledge and experience with USDA food management guidelines is highly advantageous for this position. Candidates are expected to have broad foundation of knowledge, skills and experience with the husbandry management of zoo animals.

This is a full time non-exempt hourly position; the pay range is from $28,251.00 to $45,161.00 annually ($13.58 - $21.71 hourly) with excellent benefits as an employee of the City of Norfolk. Please see the City of Norfolk Human Resources web site for more details and to apply. Applications will only be accepted via the City of Norfolk website. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/norfolk/default.cfm