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Alexandria Zoo

Zoo Keeper I

The purpose of this classification is to fill vacancies in the Zoo department and future vacancies as they occur to perform manual and semi-skilled work in the care of exotic zoo animals, including large cats, and the maintenance of zoo grounds and facilities. This is a position that emphasizes manual work in behind-the-scenes care of animals and exhibits; individuals in this class will gradually assume a higher level of independence working with the animals and a higher degree of interaction with the public. Work is performed under general supervision. This position needs a basic understanding of enrichment and behavioral husbandry (animal training) principles. This position needs a basic knowledge of AZA and USDA regulations concerning animal welfare that govern operations.

Experience Required

A.S. degree in one of the life sciences with at least two years of full-time, paid experience working with animals in an accredited institution; OR B.S. degree in one of the life sciences with experience working with animals; OR Five years full-time, paid experience working with animals in an accredited institution.

Further Comments

19.38% employer retirement contribution; sick and vacation leave; health, dental, vision, and supplemental insurances offered.


$26,332.80 per year

How to Apply



Must include copies of driver’s license, diploma, GED, DD214, degree, etc. with application.

Accepting applications:   July 16, 2021 –July 30, 2021 by 4p.m. or the first 50 applications whichever comes first.

Alexandria Zoo
3016 Masonic Dr
Alexandria, LA 71301
Phone: 318-441-6810

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