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Natural Encounters, Inc.

Seasonal Keeper Position

Natural Encounters, Inc., has immediate Seasonal Keeper positions available for motivated individuals who want to grow their skills and become a part of a world renown animal training and educational facility. 



Seasonal Keeper: 

A temporary position as an interim replacement to supplement the workforce. This position is of a limited duration. The seasonal employee may not work more than 39.5 hours per week and cannot exceed more than 1000 hours per year. Seasonal keepers are responsible for the day to day husbandry and assisting in the management of the animal collection. They support, uphold, and promote the goals, purpose and growth of Natural Encounters, Inc. and its affiliates.  Applicants must have a strong team work ethic, and a positive attitude in the work environment and are responsible for ensuring the health and welfare of animals in Natural Encounters, Inc. collection.


Job Duties include:

Ensuring animal welfare is of highest priority

Husbandry-cleaning, scrubbing/disinfecting enclosures

Create and implement approved enrichment

Notifying Senior Staff of any inconsistencies in the health or behavior of animals in the collection

Diet preparation

Assist in Data Entry

May be asked to assist in baby bird feeding

May be asked to observe and/or assist full time trainers in training projects. 



Being a team player – works well in a team environment

Ability to maintain a positive attitude in sometimes stressful situations

Should have excellent observational skills and sensitivity to animal behavior

Should be coachable – receive and act on feedback to improve

Must have the ability to learn and follow all the facility’s protocols (safety, medical, etc.) 



Highschool diploma or GED

Previous experience in an animal facility is helpful but not required


Other Requirements:

Ability to adapt to changes in routines

Ability to prioritize tasks and complete on schedule

Ability to work some evenings, weekends, and Holidays

Work in a warm, humid climate - 90+ degrees

Work in a noisy and sometimes hectic environment

Lift up to 50lbs

Stand/walk up to 8+ hours per day


If interested, please e-mail your resume and cover letter to


How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to

Natural Encounters, Inc.
127 Conservation Way
Winter Haven, FL 33884
Phone: 407-938-0847
Fax: 407-938-0849

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