Keeper I - Birds

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

The Phoenix Zoo is seeking a full-time keeper for our Birds. This person will be responsible for routine animal husbandry, monitoring diets and consumption, observing and reporting on animal behavior, performing behavioral enrichment and animal training, and providing positive guest experiences.

Minimum requirements include a high-school diploma or equivalent with a preference for an individual with a Bachelor’s Degree in Life Science or related field, 6 months paid or 1 year volunteer experience in animal husbandry, and possession of a valid driver’s license. All Phoenix Zoo employees are required to pass pre-employment background checks including a drug test, this position will also require a clear TB skin test.

The Phoenix Zoo was born of a spirit of community and the efforts of small group of dedicated volunteers, and carefully nurtured through the support of millions. We have enjoyed a truly remarkable first 50+ years. Come be a part of our next 50 years and inspire millions more, connecting them with the natural world in new and fascinating ways. A cultural destination and a conservation organization, the Phoenix Zoo is now home to more than 1,400 animals, including 30 species that are endangered or threatened. Our pelicans in the wetlands exhibit were saved from the Gulf Coast spill a few years ago by rescuers looking for birds coated with oil. Their wings were injured and they couldn't fly. They now live at the Phoenix Zoo, receiving comfort and care while they act as one of our many animal ambassadors in the field of conservation education.

To view a more complete description and list of requirements and to apply for this position please visit the Phoenix Zoo job page at:

Résumés 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.