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Responsible for the animal management and exhibit/grounds maintenance for assigned team(s); scheduling, training and training coordination for assigned team(s); and, leadership for seasonal team members, interns, volunteers and zooschool students assigned to the region.
High school diploma or equivalent required.
Bachelor’s degree in zoology, animal science, biology or related field required. Four years of relevant zookeeping experience may be substituted for degree.
12 months of successfully performing duties as a Zookeeper 4 preferred.
Ability to perform strenuous physical work required.
Ability to efficiently manage time and work without direct supervision.
Ability to develop and deliver informational presentations to small, medium or large groups required.
One to five years of leadership and/or supervisory experience preferred.
Ability to successfully perform zookeeper duties within a diverse animal collection preferred.
Successful animal husbandry experience in working with mammals, fish, amphibians, reptiles and avian preferred.
Experience in the maintenance of aquariums, aquatic life support systems, and use of water quality testing equipment preferred.
Ability to successfully lead and motivate a team.
C.P.R./First Aid certification required.
S.C.U.B.A. certification required (if assigned duties include diving).
Ability to pass Dive Program annual swim test required (if assigned duties include diving).
Ability to pass Dive Program physical exam required (if assigned duties include diving).
Remain current and follows all diving related institutional safety protocols as assigned.
Ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing required.
Ability to plan and organize work in an efficient and cost-effective manner and without direct supervision required.
Ability to provide excellent guest service by positively interacting with guests and upholding the Make it G.R.E.A.T. standards required.
Ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with all Zoo team members and contacts regarding company business required.
Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays required.
Ability to adhere to standard operating procedures including but not limited to safety protocols required.
Possession of a valid Ohio motor vehicle operator’s license and a good driving record required, as well as ability to operate standard shift vehicles required.
Proof of negative TB screening prior to placement and annually thereafter required.
Ability to adhere to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s drug-free workplace policy including but not limited to pre-employment, random, post-accident, reasonable suspicion and follow-up treatment required.
Ability to successfully complete a criminal history background check annually required.
$30.29 per hour
Apply online at: https://careers-columbuszoo.icims.com/jobs/1707/headkeeper%2c-north-america/job
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium9990 Riverside Dr., Box 400Powell, OH 43065Phone: 6146453400Fax: 6147243599
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