Senior Keeper - Farm/Equine

Organization: Phoenix Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Phoenix, AZ, United States
Job or Internship: Job

The Phoenix Zoo is currently looking for a Senior Keeper for our Farm/Equine area. Senior Keepers must demonstrate significant knowledge of husbandry practices and be able lead and mentor staff in the performance of these practices. Daily tasks include observation and reporting on all assigned animals, including dietary observations with a knowledge of nutritional requirements for assigned species, amend and update standard operating procedures and train staff on area SOP’s ensuring training protocols are being followed, initiate engagement and interaction with guests of all ages, develop interactive animal programs, perform cleaning and maintenance of assigned exhibits and make minor repairs when needed, and provide leadership in emergency situations.

This position requires a BS degree in Life Science or equivalent experience and at least 5 years paid work relevant to animal husbandry. Other minimum qualifications include possession of a valid driver’s license, behavioral enrichment or operant conditioning experience, extensive knowledge of exotic animal nutrition and public engagement and communication.

All Phoenix Zoo employees are required to pass a pre-employment background check and drug screen, this position will also require an annual TB test. To view a more complete description and list of requirements and to apply for this position please visit the Phoenix Zoo job page at:

Resumés are not accepted for any Zoo position without an accompanying application. While postings may remain on outside sites for longer, once a job is removed from The Phoenix Zoo job page it is closed and we will no longer accept applications.

The Phoenix Zoo is an EEOE/ADA employer.