Zookeeper-Toyota Elephant Passage

Organization: Denver Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Denver, CO, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Denver Zoo is currently seeking applicants for an animal care staff position in the Toyota Elephant Passage exhibit. This new and innovative exhibit is home to Asian elephants, greater one horned rhinos, Malayan tapirs, several species of carnivores, herptiles, and birds. The area also includes a separate exhibit area that is home to hippos and black rhinos. The selected candidate in this case will specialize in elephant, greater one horned rhino, and Malayan tapir care but will be expected to participate in programs throughout the entire exhibit as a cohesive team. Our team operates under a positive agreed upon code of conduct and working as part of a team is something we value greatly. The exhibit is based on a rotational design concept with a great deal of shared space making it critical that the entire group can function and communicate as one team regardless of their area of specialization. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to join a dynamic team in an exhibit that has been open for about one year and provides the tools needed to be innovative in improving animal care. Keepers in this area also have the opportunity to participate in active managed breeding programs, training and public programming, and professional development programs. Each candidate must meet these minimum requirements: have a Baccalaureate Degree in an animal related field plus 2 years of full time experience in and AZA accredited institution. If an applicant has an Associate’s Degree (or an equivalent amount of college credit hours) in an animal related or animal behavior related field, then 4 years of full time zookeeping experience in an AZA accredited institution is required. Individuals without a degree may be considered only with 10 or more years of experience at the minimum level of zookeeper at an AZA accredited facility. In all cases comparable facilities may be considered on a case by case basis. Intern experience within the Denver Zoo’s animal department will qualify for the AZA related years of full time zookeeping provided at least an Associate’s Degree in biological sciences is held. Intern experience at other institutions will not be considered as sufficient experience.Additionally, the chosen candidates will be expected to advance the mission and core values of Denver Zoo which is to secure a better world for animals through human understanding by protecting, innovating, engaging, empowering, and serving the animals, our staff, and our guests. Please apply at: http://denverzoo.iapplicants.com/searchjobs.php