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Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Animal Care Assistant Butterflies and Insects

Job Title: Animal Care Assistant Butterflies and Insects

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Hours: Seasonal position. 40 hours per week for 24 weeks. 



Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium is seeking an Animal Care Assistant of Butterflies and Insects.  This position will be responsible for the daily husbandry and care of all species within the collection. The collection includes invertebrates, birds, and a wide range of plants.  Keepers will need to follow all USDA/APHIS guidelines when working in this area. This position reports directly to the Butterfly/Insect Supervisor.


Responsibilities and Duties (include but not limited to):

  • Daily husbandry of insects and bird species, animal enrichment, observations, record keeping and routine animal medications, horticultural and housekeeping duties.
  • Must follow all USDA/APHIS guidelines when working in permitted areas/with permitted species.  
  • Maintain the functions of USDA/APHIS facility including some life support systems.
  • Work with interns, volunteers, and student shadows.
  • All other duties not listed as deemed necessary by area supervisor.


Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have High School Diploma or GED.
  • Prefer college degree or 3 years’ experience in related field.
  • Must be able to work within guidelines set by the USDA for APHIS Facilities.
  • Weekend and Holiday work may be required.

All candidates are required to pass a pre-employment background check, including a drug test, and must possess a valid driver’s license. A negative TB test is also required. 


Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

  • Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to lift, carry, push, pull and move objects.
  • Possess the ability to bend, stretch or reach with your body and arms.
  • Ability to work in variable temperatures. Often exposed to different weather conditions.



The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, nor is it to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer as defined by the EEOC.

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Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
3701 S 10th Street
Omaha, NE 68107
Phone: 4027338401
Fax: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo

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