Animal Keeper I

Organization: Lee Richardson Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Garden City, Kansas, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Lee Richardson Zoo is currently looking for a knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and motivated individual to join the animal department staff. Animal keeper I responsibilities include providing animal care, animal observations, animal training, enrichment, monitoring animal health, maintaining cleanliness of animal areas, and minor exhibit modification. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to: general maintenance of grounds and public areas, formal and informal presentations for the public, and assisting with research and conservation initiatives. Good communication and organizational skills and the ability to work well alone or with others in a team environment are a must. Applicants should have a four year degree in a biology related field with some animal experience, an associate degree with two years paid experience in an AZA accredited institution, or 5 years paid experience at an AZA accredited institution. The ability to lift 75 lbs and work outdoors in all conditions is required. Starting salary is $13.73 per hour with generous health benefits package and retirement plan. Resume, cover letter and application (available at must be received by January 14, 2014. Send to City of Garden City, Human Resources Dept: by email:; OR by mail: PO Box 998, Garden City, KS 67846; or online at: