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Audubon Nature Institute

Africa Keeper

Audubon Nature Institute
Position: Keeper, Africa
Location: Audubon Zoo, New Orleans, LA

Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, LA is seeking a dynamic, outgoing, and dedicated keeper to join our Africa Team. Africa Keepers care for a diverse collection including white rhinos, giraffes, lions, African painted dogs, red river hogs, and various other hoof stock so a proven safety record with dangerous animals is required. The ideal candidate will have a strong and diverse background with operant conditioning, behavioral enrichment, and husbandry methods. In addition to zoo experience, the candidate will bring a genuine and fun attitude, adaptability, excellent public speaking skills, critical thinking skills and a willingness to be collaborative with team members to achieve interdepartmental goals. We are looking for someone who can communicate effectively and who takes pride in their workmanship. Previous experience with firearms and willingness to serve on the zoo weapons team or hurricane team is desired. Starting salary will be dependent on previous experience at time of hire. Audubon has an excellent benefits package.

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Audubon Nature Institute
6500 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70118

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