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Wildlife Safari

Village Keeper

Wildlife Safari is presently seeking a candidate for the full-time position of Village Animal Keeper. Qualified applicants will have demonstrated a high level of expertise, motivation and creativity in the husbandry and exhibition of a wide variety of animals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

·  Daily husbandry of all Village animals including small carnivores, small mammals, primates,  reptiles, birds, and fish.

·  Must be able to work within a team as well as independently.

·  Observe animal behavior, report abnormal behavior patterns and provide technical advice to management and staff.

·  Prepare food; assist in the development of animal diets.

·  Clean and disinfect exhibit areas.

·  Follow treatment plans and preventive health programs as prescribed by Zoo Veterinarian or Zoo Curator.

·  Identify and communicate safety concerns to management in a timely manner.

·  Participate in the capture and restraint of dangerous animals as directed by management.

·  Implement animal care procedures and policies, including record keeping.

·  Maintain supply inventories.

·  Assist with the physical transfer, shipment, or receipt of animals.

·  Support special animal care activities such as physical examinations, minor exhibit repairs and modifications, and major exhibit maintenance projects.

·  Assist in development and implementation of enrichment program

·  Assist in development and implementation of training programs using operant conditioning

·  Plan, prepare, and conduct public presentations on animal care and conservation.

·  Be comfortable with public speaking and participate in formal and informal keeper talks

·  Participate in exhibit design process and implementation, as directed.

·  Support fundraising/development efforts of the Zoo.

·  Understand and follow written and oral instructions.

·  Adapt to changes in a fast paced environment.

·  Interact with and supervise volunteers and interns in a tactful, courteous manner.

·  Have and use good decision making/problem solving skills

·  Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience:

An associates degree or higher in a related field (zoology, biology, animal science, etc.) is required with at least one year exotic animal care experience. Preference will be given to individuals with a working knowledge of animal training using operant conditioning.

 

Physical Requirements:

Zoo keeping is a physically demanding profession, and as a keeper you will be exposed to variety of physical and environmental challenges. Keepers are required to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. Tasks are strenuous and you must be able to lift a minimum of 50lbs. repeatedly, move at least 120lbs, bend, twist, push, and reach.  

Computer Skills:

Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS office and excel. Experience with ZIMS also preferred.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

·  Negative TB test required annually.

·  Valid Drivers License required.

 


Must be able to pass pre-employment substance and background check.

How to Apply

Please send cover letter, resume and three references to:

Village Keeper
Wildlife Safari
PO Box 1600
Winston, OR 97496

village@wildlifesafari.net

Application date closed once position is filled.

Wildlife Safari
PO Box 1600
Winston, OR 97496
Phone: 5416796761
Fax: 5416794365

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