Predator Keeper-Seasonal




Organization: Birmingham Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Job or Internship: Job

The Birmingham Zoo is seeking two animal keepers to join our predator team. The positions can be filled immediately and will end September 2. Under the direction of the Zoological Manager the successful candidate will provide husbandry care for the animals and perform related work to maintain buildings, grounds and guest interpretives in the assigned area. Primary responsibilities will be daily care of the animals including cleaning, observations, training, enrichment, record keeping and research.

Clear written and verbal communication skills are an important aspect of the position to maintain a high standard of animal care. Candidates should also be motivated, have a great attitude, be team oriented and have polished public presentation skills.

Minimum of 1 year experience with animals preferred. The ability to lift 50 pounds repeatedly and perform strenuous duties in extreme weather is required. The Birmingham Zoo is an EOE and a drug free work place.

For consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume to Tammy Morano, Zoological Manager of Predators/Sea Lions at tmorano@birminghamzoo.com.

Applications will be accepted until April 1, 2014