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From their adorable waddle to their stylish tuxedos, the Indianapolis Zoo is on the hunt for energetic Seasonal Penguin Keepers to work with our variety of Penguin species! Our Seasonal Keepers are constantly on the move conducting informal presentations and behind the scenes tours with guests, to performing the daily husbandry to care for our penguins.
Ideal candidates are committed to advancing the Zoo’s mission to protect nature and inspire people to care for our world. Having a professional attitude and appearance to visitors, volunteers, and co-workers is vital to the position as well as being a team-oriented individual that is temperamentally suited to work with the public and penguins, specifically cold/ sub-artic species. Prior experience working with King (Aptenodytes patagonicus), Gentoo (Pygoscelis papua), Southern Rockhopper (Eudyptes chrysocome), and Spheniscinae strongly preferred. Prior experience with positive reinforcement and operant conditioning is a plus. This seasonal position will work from the months of April until October with a pay rate of $9.00/ hr. Weekend, holiday, overtime and/ or varied shift work is required.
Position Requirements and Experience:
Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of pre-employment testing including a criminal history and driving record check, and a drug test.
The Indianapolis Zoo is proud to be a Smoke-Free/ Drug-Free/ Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)/ Child Safe Work Environment.
1 year of related work experience
Interested candidates must complete an online application on the Zoo's website at: https://www.indianapoliszoo.com/jobs-volunteer/available-positions/
Indianapolis Zoo1200 West Washington Street, P.O. Box 22309Indianapolis, IN 46222
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