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Animal Keeper - Elephant Team
The Cincinnati Zoo Elephant Team is in the process of evolving our historic Asian elephant program into a sustainable, multi-generational herd environment with an operant conditioning program that allows us to take the best care of the elephants while providing them with a complex environment in which to thrive. This evolution will include a new elephant habitat to be built in the next 2-3 years. Minimally, this candidate has demonstrated knowledge and relevant experience caring for elephants within the last five years and a minimum of two-years’ experience working in Protected/Restricted Contact with elephants.
Minimum Desired Qualifications:
Education & Experience:
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Representative responsibilities/duties for include, but are not limited to:
Working Conditions: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer, pre-employment drug & nicotine screen, background check & physical. While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; climb or balance and grasp objects. In addition, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions; Must be able to lift & move 50 pounds without mechanical assistance; possess a valid driver’s license (and insurable to drive a Zoo vehicle).
Position Details: This is a full-time (40 hours per week with benefits) Union keeper position, which is subject to the successful completion of a probationary and the deduction of union dues. This position requires weekend work with regular off-days set at TUE/WED/THU. This is a 4, 10 hr/day schedule.
The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden offers a comprehensive benefits package including affordable medical, dental & vision coverage; 401(k) plan with company match; flexible spending accounts; generous paid time off (vacation, holiday and sick leave); company-paid disability & life insurance; park discounts and free passes.
To apply for this position: Qualified applicants must apply via our online application on our website at http://cincinnatizoo.org/about-us/job-opportunities/. Cover letter and resume should be included in your online application.
Deadline to apply is June 25, 2021
We strive to be an organization that is diverse and reflects the fullness of society. With a strongly held value for an organizational culture characterized by inclusion and belonging, we are committed to equity in all we do. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to our organization’s diversity and who want to walk alongside us in our commitment to inclusion and equity.
The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is an equal opportunity employer and does not and will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, genetic information, military or veteran status, and/or any other characteristic or protected status. We are a Queen City Certified Leader in Gender Equity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden3400 Vine StCincinnati, OH 45220Phone: 5134873436
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