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The Animal Keeper is responsible for performing routine work assignments, involving the daily care and welfare of animals within their area. This position also performs daily maintenance of exhibit and holding areas, as well as interacts with the public to provide information related to the Zoo’s animal collection.
This position will work with the Shows and Ambassador Animals team, which is responsible for the daily husbandry of show animals and the Zoo’s ambassador animal collection, as well as the performances of the Wings of Wonder free flight bird show, Mixed Species Show and Sea Lion Splash.
The bird show collection includes a variety of birds, comprised of macaws, pigeons, cockatoos, grey parrots, bald eagle, African fish eagle, subarctic great horned owl, spectacled owl, red-tailed hawk, Harris hawk, turkey vulture, peregrine falcon, African crowned crane, greater roadrunner, kookaburra and southern ground hornbill. The sea lion show includes 4 female sea lions. The Ambassador Animal collection consists of over 100 animals, including an African serval, red river hog, African crested porcupine and New Guinea singing dog, as well as a variety of other small mammals, birds, reptiles and invertebrates.
POSITION DUTIES & ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Performs daily animal husbandry activities, including:
Completes daily maintenance of exhibits and holding areas, including:
Maintains daily reports and other required records.
Interacts with Zoo guests and the public, including:
Assists with the training of new keepers, interns and volunteers.
*This position may at times be requested to perform other duties or special projects as assigned, which are in the best interest of the Kansas City Zoo.
Please apply using the following link: https://jobapply.page.link/CZr9
Kansas City Zoo6800 Zoo DriveKansas City, MO 64132Phone: 816-595-1234Fax: 816-595-1880
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