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San Antonio Zoo is looking to hire a full-time Mammals I Animal Care Specialist to join our zoo family! As a child, did you enjoy going to the zoo? Do you have a fascination with lemurs, jaguars, howler monkeys, small cats, squirrel monkeys, langurs, and hippos? Did your love for mammals inspire you to learn more? Do you want to be part of a dynamic nonprofit organization that focuses on educating young minds and securing a future for wildlife? If so, please read on!
WORK SCHEDULE AND COMPENSATION
We are a year-round operation; this position requires a flexible schedule for workdays, weekends, holidays, and occasionally after-hours for special assignments. Our Mammals I position is a rotating work schedule, and the compensation for this position is $12.50.
We offer robust benefits after 3 months of employment, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and paid time off (PTO) accrual after 4 months. Fun perks include discounts on entry, food, and merchandise!
A DAY IN THE LIFE AS AN MAMMALS ANIMAL CARE SPECIALIST
Mammals I Animal Care Specialist performs various tasks related to the handling and care of animals and their environments. The work requires an amount of independent action with less immediate supervision earned after the experience is acquired. They work daily with a variety of species ranging from small and large mammals, including dangerous carnivores.
You must be fully committed to San Antonio Zoo's mission to create awareness that inspires action to care for the wildlife we steward and the animals we protect. You take pride in knowing your hard work is making a difference in wildlife conservation.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR MAMMALS I ANIMAL CARE SPECIALIST
Essential knowledge/experience working with small/medium primates and small/large carnivores.
For the safety of our animals, team members, and guests, you must be able to work safely around delicate, wild, and dangerous animals.
Effective written and verbal communication skills
Sufficient delicacy to handle, examine and move without harming sick, injured, or small animals.
Sufficient strength, agility, and coordination to net, capture, and/or restrain animals of various sizes.
Knowledge of animal behavior and experience in the application of operant conditioning techniques
Establish and maintain effective working relations with team members.
Associate degree in wildlife management, zoology, biology, or related field preferred.
Minimum one-year zookeeping experience is preferred.
Responsible for completing all online training courses by assigned deadlines.
Must be 18 years of age or older with a clean driving record for vehicle operation
Successful candidates must complete a pre-employment drug screening, background check, and TB test.
Must work in varying climates and weather conditions (rain, snow, hot, or cold).
ARE YOU READY TO JOIN OUR HERD?
All future zoo crew, please apply at sazoo.org and complete our application.
We look forward to meeting you!
San Antonio Zoo3903 N St Mary's StreetSan Antonio, TX 78212Phone: 210.734.7184
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