Animal Keeper - part-time, temporary

Organization: Oregon Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Portland, Oregon, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Deadline to Apply: Friday, July 12, 2013 @ 5:00pm, Pacific

Salary: $20.27 hourly

Multiple part-time temporary positions are available. Work will not to exceed 1040 hours in a 12 month period. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Temporary keepers work under the direction of Living Collections staff to assist with the day-to-day care of the animals at the Oregon Zoo.

Minimum Requirements

In order to be considered for this position, you must:

•be 18 years of age or older

•be available for at least three days per week for at least 40 weeks per year. At least one of the available days must be a Saturday or Sunday.

•have a negative TB test or x-ray on a yearly basis

•have and maintain a valid driver’s license

•have the ability to physically perform the duties of the position, including the ability to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods, often under inclement weather conditions

•sign and abide by posted work rules

Preferred requirements include:

•Bachelors degree in zoology, biology or related subjects relevant to the care of zoo animals

•Previous experience in the husbandry of domestic and exotic animals

•Possession of any licenses or certifications related to the position

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