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Cosley Zoo gives visitors up-close interactions with nature right in the heart of the suburbs. Nestled on 5 acres, Cosley Zoo is home to farm animals and native Illinois wildlife. Visitors will discover exhibits that immerse them in natural habitats for white-tailed deer, red fox, Blanding’s turtles, a bobcat, a coyote, and more. Cosley Zoo is also a center for animal education and conservation,
This temporary position is responsible for the welfare of collection animals and maintenance of their enclosures.
REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, ETC
Must have and maintain: Mandatory Reporter certificate.
Must be able to: frequently move throughout the buildings and the zoo and on uneven ground; occasionally and repetitively use a keyboard; occasionally move objects such as feed bags, animals, etc. weighing up to 50 lbs. and over 50 lbs. with assistance; occasionally position self to move objects below waist or above head; and frequently communicate with staff, volunteers, interns, etc. Frequently handle various mammals, reptiles, birds, etc. safely.
Must be able to: continuously tolerate all weather conditions and insects, exposure to pesticides, chemicals, fumes, gasses, odors, dust, mold, animal hair/dander/feces and mud, and frequently to wet, slippery surfaces including up to a few feet of water.
$12.00 - $13.00 per hour
The position begins on or about September 27, 2021 and ends on or about December 31, 2021.
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday between the hours of 7am-5:30pm.
Approximately 28 hours per week.
Minimum of a bachelor of science degree in animal husbandry, biology, zoology, or related field. Equivalent training and experience in zoos or other animal care facility considered. Experience with an AZA accredited zoo preferred. Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Word. Must have great analytical, organizational, interpersonal; and written and verbal communication skills. Must be comfortable handling domestic animals and native wildlife.
Go to www.Cosleyzoo.org and select the "jobs" tab. Follow the directions to apply.
Cosley Zoo1356 N. Gary AvenueWheaton, IL 60187Phone: 630.665.5534
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