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Toledo Zoo & Aquarium

Zookeeper- Elephants

Full-Time Zookeeper – Elephant Keeper

The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium

September 9, 2021

Currently the Toledo Zoo is seeking an Elephant Keeper. This position is responsible for performing a variety of duties related to elephant husbandry and the maintenance of exhibits for the department.  The candidate will be responsible for all facets of care for the herd, including care/observation of animals, cleaning/maintenance of exhibits, training/enrichment and record maintenance. 


Elephant Keeper responsibilities involve:

  • Maintaining high standards of animal care through preparation and distribution of appropriate diets, animal observation, record maintenance and cleaning of animal areas and some public areas
  • Participating in guest engagement activities including talks and tours
  • Actively supporting and implementing department policies, procedures and protocols to ensure the highest standards of care of the collection and the safety of staff and visitors
  • Participating in collaborative efforts pertaining to the care of the collection including training, enrichment, research and education
  • Maintaining a positive attitude, while communicating and collaborating with team members
Requires at least 1 year of paid elephant experience at an AZA accredited institution, degree in Biology/Zoology or related field preferred, or an equivalent combination of education/experience that provides the required knowledge and skills. This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires forty hours per scheduled work week. Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the Zoo fleet insurance carrier. The Toledo Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer, a drug and alcohol free workplace and offers a competitive salary and benefits package. 

How to Apply

Toledo Zoo & Aquarium
2 Hippo Way
Toledo, OH 43609
Phone: 4193855721

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