Village Animal Keeper




Organization: Wildlife Safari (AZA Member)
Location: Winston, OR, United States
Job or Internship: Job

The Wildlife Safari is presently seeking candidates for the full-time position of Village Animal Keeper. Qualified applicants will have demonstrated a high level of expertise, motivation and creativity in the husbandry and exhibition of a wide variety of animals.

This is a full-time staff position is responsible for the daily animal husbandry of a designated department or area. The candidate must be able to works independently and in a team environment to apply highest standards of animal care, enrichment and training. The position will also interacts with the public to educate them about the collection and conservation concerns, providing keeper talks and encounters. Will also works closely with the vet staff to maintain animals’ good health and well-being.

This position prefers a Bachelors Degree in biology or related field and/or equivalent experience. Knowledge and experience with a wide variety of animals including: mammals, birds, reptiles and invertebrates needed. Many of our animals are exhibited in large multi-species exhibits. Also must exhibit a willingness to interact positively with the zoo's guests and volunteers. Must possess a valid driver's license and be able to lift and carry fifty pounds. Must also be able to pass pre-employment substance and back ground check, and have an annual negative TB tests. Starting salary is $9.10/hr.

Please send cover letter, resume and three references to:

Village Keeper

Wildlife Safari

PO Box 1600

Winston, OR 97496

village@wildlifesafari.net