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Akron Zoo

Temporary Wild Animal Keeper - Animal Ambassador Team

Position: Temporary Wild Animal Keeper- Animal Ambassador Team

Current Hours worked:  8:00am to 5:00pm 

***(Hours worked may be adjusted programming)

Hourly rate:  $9.00/hr.

 Initial Days off:  Wednesday- Thursday

 Position Location: Education Department - Animal Ambassador Team

 The Akron Zoo is seeking a Keeper with excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a mature attitude, to work exclusively with the Animal Ambassadors. This position is responsible to provide husbandry, training, and enrichment, as well as providing public programing to a variety of audiences on zoo grounds with the bulk of the programming occurring during the spring and summer season. Successful candidates must be comfortable speaking to audience of all ages.

A minimum of six months of animal care experience at an AZA facility is required. A minimum of three years of progressive work experience is strongly preferred. Prior show/educational experience preferred. Must be available weekends, holidays, and for a flexible schedule and must be able to meet all other requirements of the job.

This seasonal six-month assignment is a 40 hour per week position. Interested candidates may submit a cover letter and resume via e-mail, mail or fax to:  Human Resources, Akron Zoo, 500 Edgewood Avenue, Akron, OH 44307; fax 330-374-8939; e-mail         

The Akron Zoo is a Drug-Free Workplace and an EOE.


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Akron Zoo
500 Edgewood Avenue
Akron, OH 44307
Phone: 330 375 2550
Fax: 330 375 2575

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