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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Seasonal Animal Keeper (Up to 14 Weeks)

This program provides participants with first-hand experience with the animal keeper profession. Participants will work alongside and independently of Animal Keepers and learn the husbandry and safety protocol necessary to be good animal keepers. In addition, participants will get an introduction to other aspects of zoo animal management. This position provides a progressive level of experience for up to 14 weeks.
  • Daily animal care (enclosure cleaning, animal diets, exhibit maintenance, animal training techniques, animal enrichment design and application, animal observation basics, daily documentation)
  • Introduction to Animal Curator responsibilities
  • Introduction to zoo conservation and science
  • Introduction to zoo animal veterinary care
  • Introduction to zoo animal records
  • Performs related duties as assigned or apparent.
  • Enrollment in or recent graduate of an animal sciences related degree program
  • GPA of 2.5 or greater
  • Prior paid or volunteer exotic animal experience is preferred.
  • Ability to work flexible hours (includes weekends and holidays)
  • Proof of a negative TB test within the last 6 months (required prior to start)
  • Ability to work in hot or cold weather with dusty, wet and odorous conditions
  • Ability to maneuver/lift 75 pounds
  • Valid driver's license
  • Must possess good people skills
  • Must possess good communication skills (verbal and written)
Hours: 5 days per week, 8 hours a day, hours may vary.  May work weekends and holidays. Position lasts up to 14 weeks (up to 560 hours).  Position begins May/June.
Filing Deadline: 1/25/2019
Cleveland Metroparks is an Equal Opportunity Employer commited to a diverse and talented workforce.

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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
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